NC COIN and Shanahan Law Group to Offer Entrepreneurial Legal Series at Campbell Law School

Five-Session Series to Provide Entrepreneurs Basic Legal Information for Startups and Early Stage Business Ventures

Raleigh, NC, November 27, 2013 --( Campbell Law School will host the North Carolina Center for Innovation and Nanobiotechnology (NC COIN) and Shanahan Law Group’s seminar series, “Start Up and Early Stage Legal,” for entrepreneurs looking for basic legal information to running a startup or early stage business venture. An informational session on Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. will be hosted at the law school at 225 Hillsborough St. The seminars will be led by Campbell Law School alumni Henry Kopf, an attorney with Shanahan Law Group and former entrepreneur.

The seminar session schedule and topics of discussion are as follows:
­- Dec. 4: Introduction and Information Session
- Dec. 11: Pre-Formation and Formation Issues
- Dec. 18: Hiring and Doing Business
- Jan. 8: Protecting Intellectual Property
- Jan. 15: Fundraising and Exits
- Jan. 22: International Business Transactions

At Shanahan Law Group, Kopf concentrates his practice in the area of business litigation, business advisement, administrative law and technology law. Henry’s past business experiences provide him with unique insights and perspective into the needs and issues of his clients. Prior to his legal career he was an entrepreneur, co-founding and growing businesses focused on development and commercialization of technology used for the purification and separations of liquids for biotechnology and pharmaceutical applications. Kopf’s business experience included negotiating and completing domestic and international patent licenses, mergers & acquisitions, international business transactions, letters of credit, technology transfer and commercializing, and expanding manufacturing operations. Additionally, he has corporate finance experience, including venture capital, private equity, and debt financing.

He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from Campbell University School of Law in 2013. While at Campbell Law, Kopf was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges and served as a staff member for Campbell Law Review. He received the Book Award for: Contracts I, Administrative Law, Intellectual Property Licensing Transactions, Constitutional Law–First Amendment, International Business Transactions, Law Practice Management, Corporate Finance, and Pre-trial Litigation.

Registration for the event is available via the NC COIN website at

“We are excited to partner with NC COIN and Shanahan Law Group for this meaningful seminar and discussion,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “So many members of our local community are engaged in incredible, forward-thinking business ideas that can help the Raleigh community continue to grow and expand. It’s critical that Campbell Law serves as a resource in helping these entrepreneurs get their ideas off the ground.”

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About NC COIN:
Established in 2009 with funding from the state and North Carolina Biotechnology Center’s Centers of Innovation Grant Program, NC COIN is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation which serves the citizens of North Carolina as a virtual center of innovation for nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine-based businesses, researchers and institutions. NC COIN is headquartered in Greensboro at Gateway Research Park. For more information, visit

About Shanahan Law Group, LLC:
Shanahan Law Group is a boutique law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina that offers a full range of business and litigation services. The firm’s practice areas include complex business litigation, business formation and exit strategies, banking and financial institutions, licensing and distribution, real estate, secured transactions, agribusiness, employment law, white collar criminal defense, trust and estates and government representation. The firm has offices in downtown Raleigh and North Raleigh. For more information, call (919) 856-9494 or visit

About Campbell Law:
Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The school has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,500 alumni, including 2,400 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 26 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit
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