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Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Attorneys in the ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION PRACTICE GROUP have a keen interest in building the businesses of tomorrow, by supporting the institutions that educate and inspire entrepreneurship today. Whether through in-kind services, board membership/service in key industries, financial contributions to institutions and non-profits supporting entrepreneurs, mentorship of students and business owners or our unique grant program that awards innovation with pro bono legal services, Jones Waldo attorneys actively seek opportunities to work with and for the entrepreneurial community.

Utah is fortunate to be home to several nationally renown institutions of higher education, institutions that are on the forefront of business education. They are incubators for innovation, inspiration and ideas. It is important to the attorneys at Jones Waldo to support these efforts and to be part of building the bridge leading from concept to success. The core group making up this practice group has special understanding of the issues and challenges facing start-ups and they have expertise in working with the start-up community in areas such as technology transfer, business organization, intellectual property, tax and licensing.

Passion for this type of work has led to the creation of a grant program designed to award pro bono legal services to selected start-up owners. This program is intended to help businesses that may not be able to spend critical start-up capital on legal services keep their products and/or ideas protected and progressing.

The attorneys in this group also show their support of entrepreneurship by volunteering time and providing mentorship when and where it is needed most. In addition, the firm contributes thousands of dollars each year to institutions and organizations that fund, grow and create opportunities for new businesses.

Paul M. Harman (Group Leader)