[ONLINE] Consulting: Legal with Tom Turnbull | September 1

Event Overview

Whether you need help deciding whether to form an LLC or corporation or can’t tell the difference between an independent contractor and an employee, a one-on-one consultation with a lawyer can help you navigate the legal issues your business might face.


  • Determine which type of legal entity is appropriate for your business
  • Determine whether you need an operating agreement or partnership agreement
  • Discuss any other contract you may need reviewed
  • Discuss the protections that are available for your intellectual property
  • Identify employment-related legal issues for your business, including distinguishing between independent contractors and employees

For the purposes of consultations at Mercy Corps Northwest, our services are limited to business law and do not cover criminal law, domestic relations, or patent or family law. 

About Your Consultant


As a practicing lawyer and business person, Tom’s career has focused on working with early-stage and high-growth businesses. Currently, Tom is a co-founder of OpenSesame, the largest marketplace for online training. OpenSesame offers over 20,000 online courses through its 300-plus publishing partners. He is passionate about OpenSesame’s core mission to make educational resources more widely available using technology.

Tom has held legal and business positions with several companies, including the Los Angeles Times, Internet Brands, and Knowledge Universe, the largest privately-held education company. He has also been a founder or key team member at four early-stage technology companies. He earned a JD from the University of Washington and an MBA from NYU.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact [email protected]


Registration Policy

  • Registration closes the morning of the event at 9:00 am. Once the event registration is closed, you will need to wait for the next offering in order to register. We cannot accommodate late registrations.
  • To cancel your registration please submit a request to Training prior to the webinar or consultation date

Refund Policy

  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Training 24 hours prior to the webinar or consultation date.

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