Joseph ShamonA Proven Problem Solver, Entrepreneur and Attorney
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A proven multi-dimensional self-made entrepreneurial problem-solver of Intractable problems, defined and undefined, for private, public companies, government and academia globally, driving performance and results on quantitative and qualitative bases, thru logic and reasoning, for nearly three decades, creating and identifying value thru a unique, self-made multi-faceted analytical, strategic and operational skills and traits of critical thinking and critical questioning for authentic, self-designed solutions that transform start-up, turnaround and established entities and portfolios, as a powerful, purpose-driven transformative leader, investor, attorney, serial entrepreneur, expert, and advisor providing cross-functional systems-based design built upon vast expertise, learning agility and problem-solving, so as to “de-risk” both the human and venture via game-changing instant insights of a specialist in detail, generalist in knowledge and vision, building the product/service contemporaneously with the business, deconstructing or re-purposing existing assets, thru highly adaptive interdisciplinary skills and roles, encompassing instinctive innate traits of comprehending behavior and reality spawned by policy, practice, culture, fear and risk leveraged with a unique, self-developed “hands on” real-world synthesized skill-set of “doing” in the field providing gap-filling for real execution thru the entire strategic-operational chain, aligning select talent to intractable problems to create real value, by caring to recognize reality, facilitating constructive engagement by empathetic confrontational collaboration with argument structure for change and performance management, breaking down faulty, circular, foundational behavioral norms embedded within closed dysfunctional ecosystems and institutionalized groupthink, to solve problems via hands-on know-how, and a sense of urgency for decisive judgment, proving authority cedes control to truth thru strong leadership.



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I have related relevant experience in this area as I am the first American to be invited to have an Entrepreneur's Visa in Canada, I am also an Attorney from Boston, MA and have served as a Catalyst and Board Advisor to startups and the global programs at MIT Portugal BGI.

The terms and conditions of the contractual negotiations can only be had after you have shown substantial value, so your relevant knowledge must be put forth to earn equity, or some type of strategic alliance, which may have a pay or pay for performance component- this does depend on the product or service of the startup, its margins, the anticipated percentages of net and gross margins- there is no template, as the terms and conditions are as varied as the situations and the people, of course. It is more of an art than a science, in this space, you are painting on a brand new canvas - begin with fundamental contractual terms and conditions .

This was merely a quick outline, as I see it, regarding your question. Should you desire a more in depth explanation, please reach out to me on my mobile at 617-283-6995, I am based in Boston, MA and do travel. You may text first to establish a suitable time for us both to chat, should you so desire. Thank you for posting your question, and allowing me to answer. My Best, Joseph J. Shamon, Jr. - 617-283-6995,


I have related relevant experience in this area as I am the first American to be invited to have an Entrepreneur's Visa in Canada, and I am also an Attorney from Boston, MA.

My experience in Canada has shown me that for Americans, it is very much similar to the United States, and as we are State-based in our choice of laws conflict provisions within the contract, Canada is Province- based. So first, understand what Province in Canada this company is from.

Otherwise, the terms and conditions of the contractual negotiations are very similar to the U.S., so your relevant knowledge of your product, its margins, the anticipated percentages of net and gross margins and whether the respective market can withstand and or absorb that pricing, whether the distributor takes title or receives a commission while you retain tile, etc., are all normal, fundamental contractual terms and conditions which must be addressed and agreed upon before any product can be shipped.

This, of course, implicates Canadian Customs, therefore is is important to know your NAFTA and or NAICS code of your product to understand the nature of the duty, if any - this is more of the Canadian's issue, but its good business practice for you to know, as this may impact the final selling price which the Canadian company has to sell at, and you want them to be successful, of course.

Further, as you are in the prototype stage, you should have a solid NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) signed by the Canada company before divulging any information to them, other than the most basic and rudimentary. To craft the terms of that agreement effectively, you need to know what your information and intellectual property is comprised of, so you understand what it is that you are actually protecting (patents, trademarks, service marks, copyright, know-how, or trade secret).

This was merely a quick outline, as I see it, regarding your question. Should you desire a more in depth explanation, please reach out to me on my mobile at 617-283-6995, I am based in Boston, MA and travel regularly. You may text first to establish a suitable time for us both to chat, should you so desire. Thank you for posting your question, and allowing me to answer. My Best, Joseph J. Shamon, Jr. - 617-283-6995,


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