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Seminar on Starting and Succeeding with a New Business


A free public seminar, Starting and Succeeding with a New Business, will be held Thursday, March 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane, New Brunswick. The seminar is sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association.

Barry Bendes, a partner in the New York City and Madison, NJ, offices of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, LLP, and Ariel Fliman, an associate with the firm, will discuss the nuts and bolts of starting a new business, including choosing the form of entity, planning for success, developing a concept into an effective business plan, raising capital and financing a new business, hiring and firing issues, and resources available to the startup in New Jersey. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentations.

Mr. Bendes graduated cum laude from Queens College, City University of New York, and received his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was research editor of Review of Law and Social Change. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey State Bar Association's Business Law Section, which he formerly chaired, and is a member of the association's Computer and Internet Law Committee. Mr. Bendes is also active in the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. A frequent speaker on business and commercial topics, he was previously secretary and general counsel of Emerson Radio Corp. and senior vice president-operations of its computer and software subsidiaries.

Mr. Fliman has a B.A. from Northwestern University and graduated from Emory University School of Law.  Before entering law school, he spent a year in Tokyo teaching business English to native Japanese speakers.  His language skills also include facility with Spanish and Hebrew.  He handles a variety of issues relating to both business and litigation matters. 

Free copies of Starting and Succeeding with a New Business: A Primer for the New Entrepreneur, written by Barry Bendes and published by the New Jersey State Bar Foundation, will be available free of cost to those who attend the seminar.

The seminar is free and open to the public; however, advance registration is required.  To register or for more information on Foundation seminars, programs and publications, call 1-800-FREE-LAW.  The Foundation's seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.

Founded in 1958, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation is the educational and philanthropic arm of the New Jersey State Bar Association. The Bar Foundation's mission is to promote public understanding of the law through a free, comprehensive public education program. Among its activities, the Foundation conducts seminars and conflict resolution training, publishes materials, operates a videotape loan library and speakers bureau, and coordinates elementary, middle and high school mock trial competitions. For more information about the Foundation's programs and publications, visit us online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW.