On Saturday, August 26, 2006, Smith Anderson lawyers Merrill Mason, Mike Saber, Benji Jones and Margaret Rosenfeld participated in a legal clinic for the "Soft Launch" MBA class sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC).
The clinic gave UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA students an opportunity to receive coaching and mentoring by experienced Smith Anderson lawyers in the areas of corporate and securities law, venture capital and other areas related to launching a new company. The mentoring provided students with practical "real world" information on the legal issues facing start-up organizations.
A member of the adjunct faculty at UNC Kenan-Flagler, Mr. Mason teaches "Legal Issues for Startups."
Mr. Mason, Mr. Saber, Ms. Jones and Ms. Rosenfeld all practice in Smith Anderson's Corporate practice group, where they represent the interests of diverse clients through the growth cycle, from emerging to mature.