Course contents

  • 1
    Founders' Issues & the Deconstruction of Film
    • Founders' Issues & the Deconstruction of Film
  • 2
    Verification & Accreditation
    • Course Verification
    • State Accreditation

CLE Credit

This course is approved for 1.0 CLE credit in Washington. The following states have CLE reciprocity with WA: AK, AZ, AR, CO, FL, ME, MT, NJ, ND, and WV. If you'd like credit in another jurisdiction, let us know, and we can likely accommodate your request.

Course topics

  • The fallout from founder breakups

  • Reverse vesting as a way to mitigate harm caused by founder breakups

  • Why founders usually want to make 83(b) elections

  • How and why founders should take care of their angel investors

  • Planning for dilution and internal change of control

  • When the corporate counselor should offer business advice

  • The most rewarding part of working with startups

William Carleton

Weekday Habitat

During most weekdays you'll find Bill at McNaul Ebel's downtown Seattle offices. He can sometimes be found eating lunch at Jack's BBQ or enjoying a happy hour pint at Machine House Brewery.

For fun

When Bill’s not counseling a client, you might find him working on his poetry or catching a football ("soccer") match.

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Relevant Experience

Bill leads McNaul's Emerging Companies group, which regularly serves startup and emerging companies in VR, robotics, and fintech, among other industries. Bill represents tech companies in private financings, licensing transactions, and M&A events. He also personally represents founders through corporate transitions. Bill serves on the Angel Capital Association's Public Policy Committee Advisory Council and has written articles for the Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Geek Wire, and VC Experts.