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About Jacqueline

Jacqueline Rixen does the legal work for businesses and entrepreneurs so they can spend their time being successful. Jacqueline’s services span the life-cycle of a business: forming business entities; negotiating and drafting vendor, customer, supplier, and other contracts; serving as general counsel; helping with mergers, acquisitions, restructuring, and equity offerings;  succession planning and exit strategies; shareholder/buy-sell agreements; transition agreements; estate planning; business sale agreements; and wind-downs.  Clients value Jacqueline’s personal attention, strategic advice, and counsel. As one client put it:

"Jacqueline delivers high quality work without all of the fluffery often associated with lawyers. Jacqueline listens well and incorporates the subtle elements of my projects into the final documents. I respect Jacqueline’s technical expertise and value her partnership approach to solving problems and resolving difficult situations. I consider Jacqueline to be a key member of my business management team."

             - T.D., Austin entrepreneur

An active member of the community, Jacqueline is a past board president of Impact Austin, a women’s philanthropy foundation that has given over $5 million to Austin area non-profits since 2003, and she serves on the board of Austin Classical Guitar.  In 2009 she was recognized as the Outstanding Transactional Attorney by the Travis County Women Lawyers Association.  She has spoken at numerous events and conferences on a variety of subjects. Jacqueline is a 1986 graduate of Baylor Law School and a member of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association.  She has owned and operated RixenLaw since 1998.

About her Talk, "Structuring Your New Company"

The mechanics of starting your own company can be unfamiliar and daunting:

       Should I form a corporation, LLC, or be a sole proprietor?  What are those anyway? 

       How do I choose a name for my company? 

       Do I need insurance?

       What happens if I mess up – could I lose my house and other assets?

       Do I have to file anything?  And where?  Do I need written contracts? 

Jacqueline will cut through the fog of these and other questions to help you and your company get off to a strong, and legal start.

Wednesday, August 8th, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM CT

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