Structuring Your Company

October 4, 2022 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm ET | Microsoft Technology Center, Burlington, MA & Online

Speaker Slides

Structuring Your Company

David Powsner, Intellectual Property attorney, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C., Boston Harbor Angels Angel Investor; Mary Beth Cicero, MBA, CLP, Co-Founder & CEO of 3Daughters, Inc. Attorney Charles C. Pascal, Angel Investor, Senior Attorney in Corporate Practice Group, Gesmer Updegrove LLP;

A recording of this webinar is available for ENET members only at Learn how to become a member here!



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Attendees will have the option to join us in-person at the Microsoft Technology Center in Burlington, MA or online via Zoom.

ENET’s panel of legal experts will discuss fundamental legal issues that founders and executives of early-stage companies must address to insure vital protections and the building of value.  These issues are compounded by changes in technology, commerce, and the law.

  • What is the preferred form of entity and where should it be established?
  • What is the preferred method to protect the company’s Intellectual Property by use of various forms of patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secrets, either alone or in combination?
  • How should founders’ equity be apportioned through stock options and what restrictions should apply?
  • What compensation and benefits should be included in employee agreements including consideration of Non – Disclosure Agreements, the changing environment for Non – Compete Agreements, as well as Assignment of Invention Agreements?

These issues and their benefits and pitfalls will be discussed and presented with you, the business professional, in mind.

More information:

This is a hybrid event. You may choose to participate in-person or online.

In-person Participation (check-in begins at 6:00 PM):
LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Center, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803.
PARKING: Free parking is available.
REFRESHMENTS: Pizza will be served.
COVID POLICY: You are required to provide proof of vaccination or self-attest to having received a negative COVID-19 test within the previous week via HealthCheck.  Attendees who do not upload proof of vaccination must wear a face covering onsite.

Online Participation:
Zoom links will be sent to all registrants after registration.

COST AND RESERVATIONS: This event is free for ENET members and $10 for non-members. Click here to learn how to become a member. To expedite sign-in for the event, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register in person at the door while seats are available.

Event Schedule

October 4, 2022
6:00 pm ET
Registration & Networking
Registration and Networking for in-person attendees
7:00 pm ET
ENET Chairperson's announcements
7:10 pm ET
eMinute Pitch
Up to 3 Startup pitches
7:25 pm ET
Expert Panel
4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:10 pm ET
Q & A
Moderator and Audience Q & A with the speakers
8:30 pm ET
Panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions.


Powsner David

David Powsner

Intellectual Property attorney, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C., Boston Harbor Angels Angel Investor

Attorney Powsner is an Intellectual property attorney and Boston Harbor Angel Investor. He is an active angel investor and advisor to high-tech companies on a range of complex matters. His physics degree from MIT and experience in computer programming, combined with his legal experience, enables him to understand, analyze and provide practical guidance on patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark, licensing and litigation matters.

Attorney Powsner represents companies with products in a variety of tech markets, from medical devices to computer software to networking to consumer electronics.

Pascal Charles

Attorney Charles C. Pascal

Angel Investor, Senior Attorney in Corporate Practice Group, Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Attorney Pascal represents companies in all phases of the corporate life cycle.  Beginning with pre-incorporation planning, choice of entity, and formation, Attorney Pascal’s guidance continues through debt and equity financings, day to day corporate matters (as an outside general counsel), and ultimately the execution of an appropriate exit strategy, whether via an acquisition, merger, or other transaction providing liquidity to stockholders.  A complementary component of Attorney Pascal’s practice is his representation of venture capital investors in connection with their investments in early-stage companies.

Cicero MaryBeth

Mary Beth Cicero

MBA, CLP, Co-Founder & CEO of 3Daughters, Inc.

Mary Beth Cicero is Co-Founder and CEO of 3Daughters, Inc., Evolutionary Women’s Healthcare for Women, developing a newly designed nonhormonal intrauterine device (IUD) for contraception. She has over 40 years of executive leadership skills and was formerly the President of MarketSense Ltd., with prior business development, marketing, pharmaceutical sales at both smaller and large biotech/pharmaceutical firms. Ms. Cicero has an extensive network of C-suite, high level corporate development professionals and investors, thought leaders, clinicians and patients, as well as patient advocacy groups. Her educational background includes a BS in Biology cum laude from Boston College and an MBA from Babson College. Ms. Cicero is a Certified Licensing Professional™ (CLP).

Moderator & Organizers


Kristin King

MBA. Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Defibtech, LLC

Ms. King is an accomplished MedTech executive, serial intrapreneur, investor and strategic advisor to startups developing biotech solutions.  With over 20 years of experience spanning technical topics, marketing topics, and investing as she is a proud member of Boston Harbor Angels, she offers multi-disciplinary expertise in transforming technologies from early concept to successful global divisions at leading Medical Device companies and startups.

William Mansfield

William Mansfield

Esq., Secretary of Boston ENET, Member of Boston ENET’s Executive Committee and Managing Attorney at Mansfield Law

Attorney Mansfield is a registered patent attorney licensed by the USPTO in all 50 states and he is an attorney in Massachusetts and New York and his high bar exam scores in those two states have allowed him to waive into the D.C. Circuit.  He won the prestigious CALI Award for perfect grades in an IP course, and he has passed the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam covering all types of engineering.  He assists clients with corporate and intellectual property law using trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, licensing, patents, trade secret protection (including non-disclosure agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-compete agreements, and assignments of IP rights), strategic partnerships, and succession planning.  He also creates and review leases, employment contracts, term sheets involved in raising capital for his clients, and other contracts.  From 2004, he has worked on legal matters and he has counseled entrepreneurs and startups since 2009 through Mansfield Law.  He has worked on patent prosecution, especially business method, business process, electrical, mechanical, fintech, AI, telecommunications, life science and medical device, and e-commerce patents.  He has filed for global IP protection and works with a network of foreign IP professionals.  His Twitter handle is @patentmansfield, his telephone number is 857-333-1876, his website is, and his e-mail address is

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