Entries by Helen Lavigne

What is a cap table? Why it matters.

By: Benjamin Jacob MASTER OF THE CAP – WHAT IS A CAP TABLE & WHY IT MATTERS Introduction. A cap table – or capitalization table – is an essential corporate document particularly important in a venture-backed growth startup or any other business that has a fluid ownership structure. Investors and acquirers alike will scrutinize the cap table […]

Music B2B: Credits and Splits

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. The music business can be complex and confusing. There are several layered levels of ownership. Albums have songs, and those songs have their own splits between songwriters, publishers, record labels, producers, artists, and musicians. Sometimes these claims can overlap or leave gaps, but this article should help you understand revenue streams […]

Core Business Documents: Understanding the Legal Agreements to Protect Your Company and Keep Your Money (Part II)

By: Maks Ewendt Picking up where we left off in Part I, lets dive deeper into the specific terms often found in business agreements and how they may impact your business decisions.  While the subject and consideration of your agreements may vary, the general structure of the agreements tend to follow the same pattern, making it easier […]

Exit/Acquisition Options: Key Considerations

You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom: you need an exit strategy as soon as you start your business. This rings true across industries. When embarking on the long and complex process of selling your business, there are several considerations, not the least of which is value. Sellers want the highest possible price for their business. […]

Preferred Stock v. Common Stock – Understanding the Differences

By: Benjamin Jacob First-time founders typically find themselves overloaded with new information to digest and a never-ending to-do list. Legal often leads the way providing confusing and opaque subject matter to digest. One question that comes up from first-time founders is what is the difference between common stock and preferred stock. Some founders are surprised to […]

October Update: A restaurant subscription service & why to work exclusively with registered broker-dealers

Welcome to More From Fourscore What new resources do we have for you this month? Take a look at our quick video from Fourscore Attorney Maks Ewendt. Offline: A Crowdfunding Success Story Our client Offline is a result of the largest crowdfunding deal by an N.C. company ever. With 7,000 paying subscribers and a $10M valuation, the company is […]