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Tyler Harkness Is Keynote Speaker at LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp
Tonkon Torp attorney Tyler Harkness was a keynote speaker at the inaugural LAUNCH Mid-Valley Startup Bootcamp held on March 1 in McMinnville.
Tyler’s session focused on business law for startups. With the lifecycle of a typical startup company in mind, he reviewed the fundamentals of corporate law related to corporate formation, governance, and finance and provided insight into the unique set of issues a startup company must consider when planning to raise money through equity-based financing. Tyler also served as a judge during the pitch competition for which Tonkon Torp sponsored a $2,500 prize for pro bono legal services to the winner.
Tyler belongs to the firm's Entrepreneurial Services, Corporate Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions practice groups. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate finance, securities regulations, secured financing, and other general business matters. He enjoys helping clients understand their legal needs and think strategically about how best to accomplish their goals.