An Introduction to 409A Valuations for Startups

An Introduction to 409A Valuations for Startups

By: Benjamin Jacob In the fast-paced and often chaotic world of startups, understanding the nuances and impact of financial regulation is often mistaken as just another compliance matter to be deferred when, in reality, it is often a critical…

What Should I State in My Statement of Work?

By: Maks Ewendt You’ve signed a Services Agreement (yay!), either on a Master or individual level, but just when you think the hard work is over, it’s time to fill out that darn Statement of Work (SOW) template that’s been lurking,…
Trademark Law - Power of Portmanteaus Making Descriptive Terms Suggestive

Trademark Law - Power of Portmanteaus Making Descriptive Terms Suggestive

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. A trademark or service mark has to be distinctive or unique to be registered, and cannot be merely descriptive of the goods or services it covers. One of the most common snags and grounds for rejecting applications…

Tetris: An Ode to Licensing

By: Maks Ewendt There’s simply too much streaming content across too many platforms for me to keep up with what movies and shows come out when, much less which are supposed to be good.  To exacerbate the situation, there’s too much…

Tax-Free Reorganizations

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) broadly describes many different types of deals with all shapes and sizes. A merger can be forward, horizontal, vertical, reverse triangular, forward triangular, upstream, or downstream.…

Navigating the Corporate Transparency Act: Compliance and Consequences for Businesses

By: Benjamin Jacob The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) introduces significant reporting requirements for many businesses in the United States. Understanding these requirements and the potential penalties for noncompliance is essential for…

Can You Tell Me What's Important in an NDA Or Is That... Confidential?

By: Maks Ewendt We have been seeing an influx of Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) requests and reviews lately and that’s great.  It means companies are entering into the early stages of business discussions and they want to make sure that…
Registering Your Domestic Entity as a Foreign Entity… in the United States

Registering Your Domestic Entity as a Foreign Entity… in the United States

By: Maks Ewendt It can be, admittedly, confusing that your business  (LLC or corporation) is referred to (in other states) as a foreign entity. One of the first questions a company’s founders have to answer is which state’s law…
Registered Agent

Registered Agent

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. The registered agent is an official contact that accepts and forwards important documents to a company. When forming an entity, a registered agent is required in most states, and must have a local physical mailing…

Successor Liability in Asset Purchase Agreements

When business owners consider buying or selling a business, they often encounter various legal terms and concepts that can be confusing. One such concept is successor liability, which plays a crucial role in the structure of an asset purchase…