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Avoiding Legal Landmines: Practical Tips for Hiring and Working with People

Presented by Kristen Corpion

This interactive workshop will provide small business owners and entrepreneurs with several practical legal tips to help them transform their dreams into a reality. Essentially, attendees will gain a general understanding on how to protect their business, the importance of establishing contracts, and dispute resolution. Our goal is to assist entrepreneurs in a free and non-condescending way in understanding the legal side of business.


Legal advocate. Law school professor. And community leader. Kristen Corpion is the face of the modern lawyer. After graduating from Berkeley Law School and kickstarting her career at elite international law firm Greenberg Traurig—representing large companies—Kristen has since launched her own innovative law firm, CORPlaw. CORPlaw helps modern entrepreneurs grow and protect their business. CORPlaw specializes in working with locally owned small business owners. A Florida native, Kristen has been practicing law for 6 years, owns two companies, and has earned numerous distinctions, such as being named one of South Florida’s Outstanding 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Rookie of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and earning the Rising Star distinction, a recognition given to less than 3% of lawyers, by Florida Super Lawyers. Just this year, Kristen was installed as the current President-Elect of the Dade County Bar Young Lawyers Section, which is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in South Florida. Kristen also dedicates her time to mentoring students. She teaches law and business at the undergraduate and graduate levels as an adjunct professor at Florida International University. She is also the Founder and brains behind an innovative community-based initiative, Sidebar. Sidebar brings together lawyers and other legal professionals to collaborate and drive changes in the legal industry. Kristen is passionate about transforming the legal profession, the perception the community has of lawyers, and using the law as a tool to help her local community grow. As the proud daughter of a single-mom who ran her own business, Kristen has a special respect for working with female and minority-owned businesses.