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Kim Arnone
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Kim Arnone

Cutting Edge Counsel Oakland, CA, 94612, United States

Non-Profit and Social Enterprise Banking and Finance Litigation Arbitration/Mediation Labor and Employment Securities Business and Corporate

About Kim Arnone

Kim Arnone has worked with start-up enterprises, small and medium-sized businesses, and Fortune 500 companies for over 15 years to solve problems and prepare for future challenges and growth. Kim advises clients on securities matters, including capital raising strategies, private placements, direct public offerings and investment crowdfunding. She also has experience working with clients to resolve issues through litigation and alternative dispute resolution. In addition to securities work, she handles contract disputes, trade secret protection and misappropriation matters, employment counseling and litigation, and disputes among owners and partners, among others. Kim provides advice that is practical and cost-effective.

Kim graduated from University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Biology. She earned her law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. At Hastings, she was Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Women’s Law Journal, a Public Interest Law Foundation scholar, and a 1066 Foundation scholarship recipient.

Kim is Co-Chair of the East Bay Women In Business Roundtable and sits on the Board of Directors of the Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. She is the former Board Chair of the AIDS Legal Referral Panel and has volunteered with the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Housing Negotiation Project. Kim is also a member of the Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom.

Kim is admitted to practice in all state and federal trial and appellate courts in California and is a member of the litigation and employment law sections of the California Bar.


Background Information

Practice Areas Arbitration/Mediation, Banking and Finance, Business and Corporate, Labor and Employment, Litigation, Non-Profit and Social Enterprise, and Securities
Languages English

Licenses

Authority Year
State Bar of California

Education

School Degree Graduation year
University of California, Hastings College of the Law Law

Professional References

Kim is wicked smart, caring, and wonderful to work with.

John Katovich

Kim is a great lawyer who serves her clients tirelessly and with dedication and integrity. I'm very grateful to work with her.

Brian Beckon

I recommend Kim Arnone.

Ariana Katovich

Contact

Cutting Edge Counsel

436 14th Street
Suite 1120
Oakland, CA

LawGives Services Offered by Kim

Equity Crowdfunding Consultation

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Consult with an experienced lawyer who can help you navigate the new Securities and Exchange Commission rules on crowdfunding that will make it possible for startups to sell up to $50 million worth of stock online to anyone who wants to buy it.

Startup Plus

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The Startup Package consists of legal advice and services to help you with the setup of your business, including the creation of a corporate entity and allocation of shares to the founders, hire employees and contractors and protect business information.

Employment agreement

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Structure the relationship with an employee. Set clear rules around important matters such as compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.

Employee Handbook

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Set expectations for your employees and describes what they can expect from your company. An employee handbook is an important communication tool between you and your employees that describes your legal obligations as an employer, and your employees' rights.

Startup Basic

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The Startup Package consists of legal advice and services to help you with the basic setup of your business, including the creation of a corporate entity and allocation of shares to the founders.

Consulting agreement

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Structure the relationship with a consultant. Set clear rules around important matters such as the scope of the work, compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.

Separation Agreement

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Put in place a separation agreement. This agreement helps two partners who decided to separate resolve such matters as division of property and debts, child custody and support.

Equity Crowdfunding Consultation

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Consult with an experienced lawyer who can help you navigate the new Securities and Exchange Commission rules on crowdfunding that will make it possible for startups to sell up to $50 million worth of stock online to anyone who wants to buy it.

Employment agreement

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Structure the relationship with an employee. Set clear rules around important matters such as compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.

Employee Handbook

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Set expectations for your employees and describes what they can expect from your company. An employee handbook is an important communication tool between you and your employees that describes your legal obligations as an employer, and your employees' rights.