Coming to the Beehive: Doing Business in California

The seventh swissnex Startup Webinar explores how to build a solid legal foundation for your business in the US.

Event Details


ONLINE webinar


November 07, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm Europe/Vienna (UTC+01:00)



Are you a Swiss entrepreneur or startup interested in exploring opportunities in the US? swissnex San Francisco organizes a series of educational webinars just for you. Don’t miss this seventh session on November 6, 2013, when an attorney discusses how to establish a solid legal foundation for your business in the US.

Entrepreneurs from around the world come to the San Francisco Bay Area seeking Silicon Valley gold, i.e. startup success, wealth, and possibly even fame. Increase your chances by understanding your options for doing business the right way in the US market.

The presentation will cover the following six options for doing business in the US as:

– Employee with Swiss citizenship
– Independent contractor (US citizen)
– Employee with US citizenship
– US branch office of foreign company
– US subsidiary of foreign company
– US domestic company (no foreign parent)


Loytavian Harrell

Loytavian Harrell is the Sole Principal at the Law Office of Loytavian Harrell. She has over ten years of experience in practicing business law in the areas of corporate, commercial, and international law. She advises on formation, capitalization, governance, regulatory compliance, daily operations, general contracts, and growth and expansion issues as well as performs commercial and corporate transactions. Her client base consists of technology startups, small companies, larger pre-IPO companies, and small nonprofit companies primarily operating in the technology, Internet, retail and manufacturing industries, and social cause sectors.
Loytavian has worked as a corporate associate at both Fenwick & West LLP in Palo Alto, California, and Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP in New York, New York. She has a BS degree in Business Administration from Howard University in Washington, DC, a JD degree in law from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and an MA degree in International Relations and Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEI) in Geneva, Switzerland. She is also a Fulbright Scholar.
Loytavian’s goals are to help clients establish and maintain a solid entity foundation, grow and expand their business, position for success in any market, and take advantage of strategic opportunities. Outside of her law practice, Loytavian enjoys to travel internationally, practice yoga, take nature and city walks, bike, jog, read fiction novels, do journal and other writing, cook and bake (all from scratch), and consume large amounts of business and political news.



Photo: Myleen Hollero