A program on legal tools for aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs, and the lawyers and accountants who work with them will be offered Oct. 18 at the Lyles Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at California State University, Fresno.

Riley Walter of Walter Law Group will moderate the program, whose speakers are:

Michael Goldring of Fishman, Larsen, Goldring & Zeitler – organization forms available to start-up businesses.

John McGregor of McGregor, Dahl, Sullivan & Klug – setting up accounting systems, payroll tax issues, taxation of options and debt forgiveness.

Brad Triebsch of the Central Valley Fund and Michael Foley of the Valley Small Business Development Center – early-stage capital use and what venture capitalists look for in a potential investment.

Cal Watkins of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo – common labor mistakes made by start-ups.

Attorney Richard Ryan – intellectual property concerns.

A question-answer session will follow the presentations.

The program is sponsored by the Lyles Center, the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley, the Fresno County Bar Association and San Joaquin College of Law.

Registration is at 5:30 p.m. in the Lyles Center classroom on the second floor of the Student Recreation Center at Fresno State. The registration fee is $100 for individuals who want continuing education credit and $75 for others.

Register at www.lylescenter.com or call the Lyles Center at 559.294.2045.