Corporate attorneys Ryan Schildkraut and Benjamin Klassen will present on investment models available for entrepreneurs and start-ups at the inaugural Slow Money Minnesota event. Slow Money Minnesota is an emerging network that connects people interested in building a better local food system.
Ryan is a co-author of the MNvest legislation, and is a strong advocate for
Minnesota business. He regularly counsels start-up companies and entrepreneurs
on selecting the appropriate type of entity for their businesses, drafting
organizational documents, raising money from investors, hiring employees and
independent contractors, negotiating commercial leases, and developing
customized business contracts. After years of working with clients who felt
that federal and state laws impeded their ability to raise money from
investors, MNvest was born. With the goal of legalizing equity crowdfunding in
Minnesota, MNvest provides for wider, cheaper, and faster access to funding for
companies and entrepreneurs.
Benjamin J. Klassen represents clients on a wide range of issues,
including mergers & acquisitions, business formation and start-up
financing, sales and employment contracts, and other general corporate
issues. He focuses on the financing needs of businesses at various stages
of growth, from seed financing to growth by acquisition.