Boutin Law PLLC and The Enterprise Center at Plymouth to Conduct Small Business Seminar Series

February 2019

Boutin Law PLLC, in association with The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, developed this seminar series to help new and emerging small business owners navigate the legal and practical challenges commonly faced by entrepreneurs.

The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, a collaborative effort between Plymouth State University and the Grafton Regional Development Corporation, is a state-of-the art business accelerator and incubator. 

Choosing and Forming the Right Business Entity

Tuesday, February 12, 2019  at 9:00 a.m.

Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, Laconia, New Hampshire

Speakers: Jonathan M. Boutin and Leigh S. Willey

Choosing the right business structure is the first important decision an entrepreneur will make in when launching a new enterprise. Most small businesses in New Hampshire are of three common types: sole proprietorships, limited liability companies and corporations. In the first of a three-part seminar series, Jonathan Boutin and Leigh Willey, business law attorneys from Boutin & Altieri will provide an overview of each structure and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each to assist you in making this decision. The seminar will also cover business formation, corporate governance and best practices to ensure that a new company remains in good standing.  

Understanding Employment Law for Small Businesses

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, Plymouth, New Hampshire

Speakers: Jonathan M. Boutin and Leigh S. Willey

For many small businesses, hiring and managing employees is fraught with potential pitfalls that are not only distressing, but expensive. In this second seminar of a three-part series, Boutin & Altieri attorneys Jonathan Boutin and Leigh Willey will discuss some of the common employment issues encountered by small businesses. In addition, Mr. Boutin will share insight from his ten years’ experience in human resources management. Topics to be covered in this seminar include: best practices for hiring, interviewing tips and techniques, reference and background checks, employment agreements, including non-competes/non-solicitation/non-disclosure agreements and worker classification, employee handbooks, termination and separation policies and procedures.

Real Estate Considerations and Strategies for Small Businesses

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.

The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, Plymouth, New Hampshire

Speakers: Jonathan M. Boutin and Leigh S. Willey

In the third installment of a three-part series, Attorneys Jonathan M. Boutin and Leigh S. Willey will present on real estate issues that small businesses commonly face. Topics will include: financing options, negotiating leases and purchase and sale agreements and navigating the associated due diligence and pre-closing phases of the transactions. Speakers will also provide an overview of the municipal permitting process, including variances and special exceptions.