Business Law & Small Business Speaking Engagements


Dawn Fotopulos, Founder
Best Small Biz Help
Any opportunity you have to hear Nina Kaufman speak, drop what you’re doing.
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Most people think of attorneys as a “necessary evil” (emphasis on “evil”), fluent only in legalese. But nationally recognized professional speaker Nina Kaufman, Esquire explodes these myths.

Funny and approachable, yet practical and hard-hitting, she is adept at using compelling stories to teach the business and legal lessons every company owner and legal advisor needs to know.

Both legal and non-professional audiences benefit from her tips and tools that they can immediately implement in their practices or businesses. Find out what audiences and seminar participants have said about Nina Kaufman.

Signature topics include:
  • How to Choose a Business Partner Who Won’t [Bleep] You
  • How to Train Your Clients to Pay You
  • The Perks and Pitfalls of Your Online Presence
  • … and much, much more!

Click on our list for more professional speaking topics.

Who’s Heard Nina?

Feel free to download Nina’s one-sheets outlining her business law and professional speaking topics for entrepreneurs, small business owners and attorneys. Please contact us if you are interested in having Nina Kaufman speak on a topic relevant to your business or professional organization, conference, panel discussion or workshop. Presentations can be tailored for specific audiences.

Nina has been a featured presenter for:
  • Office Depot Web Café
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Wells Fargo Bank
  • New York Times Small Business Summit
  • Levin Institute/Kauffman Foundation
  • Enterprising Women Magazine Annual Conference
  • PA Business Tech Conference/Duquesne University SBDC
  • The 3% Conference
  • WorldWIT National Conference
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • New York Public Library/Science, Industry & Business Library
  • NY XPO for Business
  • NYC Startup Conference
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • BlogHer Business Conference
  • BlogTalk Radio
  • Brain Exchange Roundtable
  • Brand Reinvention Summit
  • Brooklyn Creative League
  • Brooklyn Executive Business Women’s Association
  • Citrin Cooperman
  • Ellevate (f/k/a 85 Broads)
  • Gotham Young Professionals
  • HQ Global Workplaces
  • Hudson Valley Bank CLE Seminar Series
  • Independence Bank (now Sovereign Bank)
  • International Speakers Network
  • King Pharmaceutical
  • The Livelihood Show
  • Mom Gets a Business Conference
  • The New School
  • NL Financial Alliance
  • NYC Bar Association
  • NYC Business Solutions
  • NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • North Fork Bank (now Capital One Bank)
  • Profit Consulting
  • Real Women Do Social Media
  • Rutgers University
  • SEC Roughriders Speakers Showcase
  • Signature Bank
  • #smallbizchat with @SmallBizLady
  • Source 37
  • Small Business Summit
  • TNL Networking Group
  • Toastmasters International
  • Ventureneer
  • Virtual Assistant Chamber of Commerce
  • The Women’s Congress
  • Women’s Success Summit
  • Working Today
  • The Workshop in Business Opportunities

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Business Law and Professional Speaking Topics
  • All Things Legal–Business Law Basics for Entrepreneurs
  • Are You Exposing Yourself? How Choosing the Right Form of Business Provides Protection and Peace of Mind
  • Avoiding Legal Headaches When Branding Your Business (Link)
  • Blogging for Business: Perks and Pitfalls for Both Lawyers and Clients
  • Building a Solid Workforce
  • Buying a Business: New Opportunities in Today’s Environment
  • Contracts for Small Businesses
  • Cost-Saving Real Estate Strategies for Your Business
  • “Do You Have What It Takes?” The Road to Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics & the Law
  • Form and Function: Choosing the Right Business Entity for Your Company
  • Forming and Advising Businesses
  • From the Trenches: Business Reinvention Case Studies
  • Get It (Legally) Right: Tips and Tools from a Business Lawyer
  • Help! My Business Partner Is Driving Me Crazy!
  • How to Fire before You Hire
  • How to Protect Your Company’s Ass (ets): Securing Your Brand, Business, and Big Ideas
  • How to Train Your Clients to Pay You
  • The Ins and Outs of “Partnering”: Creating Business Partnerships and Alliances That Work
  • The Indispensable Partnership Agreement
  • Is Your Business a Salable Asset?
  • Is Your Online Presence Generating Hot Sales in a Lukewarm Market?
  • Keep Them Awake!: Legal Presentations with Style and Verve
  • Legal Organization and Control
  • Legal Structures and Management Teams
  • Let It Rain!: Top Tips to Boost Your Business
  • Managing Legal Risks in a Turbulent Economy
  • Negotiating Skills
  • The P.O.W.E.R. of Networking
  • Profitable Business Partnerships
  • Protecting Your “Brain-Child”: Intellectual Property for Solopreneurs
  • Risky Business: How to Avoid Legal Problems as a Brand Agent/Provocateur
  • Social Media for Corporate Executives
  • Smart Tax Planning for Your Business
  • Starting and Managing Your Own Small Business
  • Strategies for Thriving in a Tough Economy
  • Two’s Company, Threes a Catalyst: Using Other People’s Brains to Boost Your Business Partnerships
  • Underlying Money Mindsets That Can [Bleep] Your Partnership
  • Using Strategic Alliances to Grow Your Business
  • Watch What You Wish for–You May Get It! Obeying the Law… of Attraction
  • What Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Business Law
  • What’s Mine Is Yours: When IP and the Web Collide

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Testimonial for Nina Kaufman

from Dawn Fotopulos, Founder, Best Small Biz

Nina Kaufman is a consummate professional. Few attorneys have the ability to make risk management for business engaging and compelling. Ms. Kaufman manages to make even the most dry topic interesting.

She is the trusted advisor to hundreds of small businesses across industries and knows the challenges of partnerships from the inside. She presents the landmines and solutions with a hilarious wit that is a welcome departure from her boring peers.

Ms. Kaufman is also an internet veteran. Her first-hand experience in building an on-line presence is invaluable to those of us still groping in the dark. Any opportunity you have to hear Nina Kaufman speak, drop what you’re doing. Her knowledge and integrity are second to none.

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