Covering Your Legal Bases

 Get ahead and stay ahead of your business legal matters!

Running your own business is incredibly rewarding. It can also be incredibly risky. Legal issues are challenging to plan for, but most businesses will face them at some point. According to the US. Small Business Administration, between 36%-53% of small businesses are involved in litigation in any given year. Over 100 million lawsuits are filed in US state courts every year. A smart business owner is prepared for this possibility, and revisits those preparations regularly.

Learn more about how to limit your personal and business liability so you can focus on what’s important: your business. The Women’s Business Enterprise Council and the Women’s Business Development Center have worked with Women-Owned Law to put together a panel that will help you Cover Your Legal Bases.


Sarah Holmes, Holmes Business Law, PC

Contract disputes are a very common source of liability for businesses and make up about 60 percent of the average 20 million civil suits filed each year. Sarah Holmes, Esq. will discuss contracts and other top-of-mind legal issues facing small businesses. Ms. Holmes owns Philadelphia Small Business Lawyer and is an entrepreneur at heart who launched her first business in her kitchen with a new baby and a full time day job – sound familiar? In addition to working with clients, Ms. Holmes also shares her business success tips on her website and wrote “Using A Limited Liability Company (LLC) For Real Estate Investments: What's Really At Risk When You Get Sued,” a guide to legal structures for real estate investors.

Nicole D. Galli, Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC

If you’ve got a great idea, a new invention, a trade secret, or a secret recipe, you need to protect it. That’s Intellectual Property. Nicole Galli will help you understand how to identify and protect your IP, as well as discussing how to avoid litigation. After having spent over two decades in two AmLaw 100 firms, an intellectual property boutique firm, and a full-service regional firm, Ms. Galli founded the Law Offices of N.D. Galli LLC in 2015 to provide clients with sophisticated, first-in-class legal services in an innovative, efficient and customized manner that best suits their business needs. Ms. Galli also founded Women Owned Law (WOL), the first national networking organization for women owned law and legal services firms.

Christina M. Reger, Bazelon Less & Feldman P.C

Christina Reger calls her presentation for today “HR Nightmares to Keep You Up at Night.” We’re confident that her talk won’t put you to sleep, but it will help you rest easy. Ms. Reger focuses her practice on employment law. She regularly counsels businesses on how to comply with the barrage of new laws, regulations, opinions and guidance from federal and state agencies. Whether preparing policies, navigating DOL or EEOC investigations, negotiating employment or severance agreements or simply answering questions about that problem employee, Ms. Reger is the trusted advisor to many small businesses that come to her for advice and counsel.


Business owners who have been in business at least two years.



  • When

  • Tuesday, January 29, 2019
    8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Where

  • Bazelon Less & Feldman, PC
    One South Broad Street
    Suite 1500
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

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