The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) recently launched a free legal advice program (ASK An Expert: LEGAL) for creative entrepreneurs.
ASK An Expert Legal is a partnership project shared between KAST, Community Futures of Greater Trail, Community Futures Central Kootenay and Leon Pigott of Pigott Company.
“I was motivated to start offering the Business Law Clinics because of my experience in my practice is that many start-up and small business owners leave getting legal advice too late in the process,” said Pigott. “Often some early advice from a lawyer would help to build a strong foundation for growth.”
Pigott has been a corporate and commercial lawyer for 15 years, working from Calgary through the Kootenays. He obtained a Masters of Business Administration in 2002. Later he moved to Nelson with his family and began practicing corporate and real estate law privately.
The program offers advice on topics ranging from business structure decisions, purchasing an existing business, intellectual property protection and business structuring, to name a few. The idea is geared to wind up innovative minds with a flare for technology.
The program doesn’t have a screening program, it’s based on a first-come-first-serve initiative and it will be traveling through Greater Trail, Nelson and Castlegar.
For more information, visit www.kast.com.