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Florida's Small Business Development Center Hosts the 15th Annual Entrepreneur's Law School at FGCU

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Florida's Small Business Development Center (FSBDC) at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is hosting its 15th Annual Entrepreneur's Law School designed for small business owners to meet and learn from local attorneys. The event takes place at the FGCU Cohen Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is sponsored by Pavese Law Firm. This educational workshop is for business owners and professionals that have legal questions concerning their business.

The all-inclusive tuition to attend is $99 and includes: all sessions, breakfast, lunch and giveaways. Topics to be covered are entity selection, marketing and law, employment law, EB-5 Visas, contract dispute, commercial leasing, a panel on healthcare issues, and any other questions that business owners may have pertaining to business law. The speakers we have to-date include: Jim Nathan, CEO of Lee Memorial Health System; Christina Harris Schwinn, P.A., Julie Drake, P.A., Mary Vlsask Snell, P.A., Pavese Law Firm; Norma B. Henning, P.A., Henning Law Firm; Arlene C. Chase, attorney; Janette L'Heureux, Leading Edge Benefit Advisors; Althea Harris, U.S. Small Business Administration. The panel of attorneys and business professionals will help attendees understand the legal problems and strategies to a wide variety of issues that may be of concern to them.

This year's sponsors are Pavese Law Firm, Florida Weekly, LeeSar, BankUnited, Holiday Inn, Lee Memorial Health Systems, All American Printing, Signarama, Roberts Advertising, Florida Gulf Coast University, and the Small Business Resource Network.

For more information and updates contact Suzanne Specht, Florida’s Small Business Development Center at FGCU, (239) 745-3700,

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