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Legal Basics for Tech Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, April 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm • Organized By ITEN
TREX 5th Floor Purina Room, 911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63101


Addressing what every tech entrepreneur needs to know about types of legal entities, tax implications related to these business structures, and an overview of the Saint Louis University School of Law clinical programs and legal services offered to entrepreneurs.


Professor Patricia Hureston Lee, Esq., Associate Clinical Professor of Law at Saint Louis University School of Law; Director, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiatives; Faculty Supervisor, Business Law and Innovation Clinic; and Former Director, SLU LAW Legal Clinics. Professor Lee is licensed in Missouri, Illinois, and before the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Lee and student clinical programs she has directed have received awards including the 2018 Coleman Foundation Fellows Recognition; 2015 Clinical Legal Education Award for best U.S. law clinic ranked by peers; St. Louis Business Innovator Award; 2014 and 2012 Probono SuperLawyers;™ and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Community Service Midwest Region. In 2019, Lee visited the Republic of Azerbaijan upon receiving a US Embassy, Alumni MAX Program Visiting Scholar grant to discuss entrepreneurship, innovation and conflict resolution issues. Lee's forthcoming law review
article is Crowdfunding Capital in the Age of Blockchain Based Tokens to be published in the 2019 Spring edition of the St. John’s Law Review. Professor Lee graduated from Northwestern University PRITZKER Law School and Northwestern University in Illinois. She is a candidate for an MBA at Saint Louis University Chaifetz School of Business ‘2021.

Professor Henry Ordower is Professor of Law and past Co-Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Saint Louis University School of Law. Professor Ordower teaches several U.S. income taxation courses and corporation finance and speaks regularly at professional conferences. His research and writing primarily focuses on U.S. and comparative taxation with emphasis on fairness in tax distribution and secondarily on the regulation of private investment companies. Professor Ordower maintains a consulting practice advising in tax planning, hedge and private equity funds, and business structure, and providing expert testimony on taxation and business organizations in complex litigation matters. He has been elected to membership in the American College of Tax Counsel, the European Association of Tax Law Professors, and the International Academy of Comparative Law.

Melissa Grizzle
(314) 409-2533
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TREX 5th Floor Purina Room
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St. Louis, MO 63101
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