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September 22, 2020

WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series: Business Entities Formation

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WALA Creative Entrepreneurs Series: Business Entities Formation

Free – $20

Session #2: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 ~ Business Entities Formation


Presentation and Q & A with:

Cynthia Gayton


This Session Covers:


• Overview of Business Entities

• Types and Organization

• Management and Control

• Liability Protection

• Tax-Related Issues

• Business Agreements

• Shareholder and Membership Agreements

• Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements

• Non-Disclosure Agreements

• Non-Profit Entities

• Types

• IRS Form 1023 for Tax-Exempt Status

• Common Mistakes for Entrepreneurs


Cynthia M. Gayton, Esq. holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University and a Juris Doctor degree from George Mason University in Arlington.


Cynthia is a member of both the State Bar of Virginia and the District of Columbia Bar. In addition, Ms. Gayton is an adjunct professor of engineering law at The George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. She has been a volunteer attorney for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts since 1996. She worked as an associate at Morgan Lewis & Bockius, concentrating in complex antitrust litigation. At the American Institute of Architects, she was associate counsel.


Ms. Gayton is the author of Legal Aspects of Engineering, 8th Edition published by Kendall/Hunt. Finally, she is the author of several articles published by VINE: The Journal of Information Knowledge Management Systems, including: “Commercial satellite imagery: CI, KM, and trade secret law,” Vol. 37, no.2, 2007; “Beyond Terrorism: Data Collection and Responsibility for Privacy,” Vol. 36, no. 4, 2006“Alexandria Burned – Securing Knowledge Access in the Age of Google,” Vol. 36, no. 2, 2006; and “Legal issues for the knowledge conomy in the 21st Century,”Vol. 36, no. 1, 06.

Event Details

Date & Time

September 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free – $20