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…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

Unregistered Broker-Dealers: The Risks of Hiring Someone to Help Raise Startup Funds

By: Sean Valle Raising money for your startup is often a long, arduous, and emotionally draining process. For many founders, fundraising can become a full-time job. Adding this on top of your efforts to run and grow a business is no small…

REG A+: What to Know

By: Benjamin Jacob What is REG A+ (An Overview) Under United States’ securities law, several exemptions exist providing a pathway for private companies to fundraise without incurring the legal, compliance, and financial costs of a public…

Audience Privacy & Publicity Guidelines

By: Peter D. Singh Jr. Introduction This article is a summary of the potential legal claims related to using images of people in an audience - indoors or outdoors, followed by preemptive measures and defenses against such privacy/publicity…

How to Stay Organized During a Venture Capital Financing Round

By: Sean Valle As you prepare for a fundraising round for your startup company, you’ll quickly realize there is an abundance of administrative information to manage and relay between your current stockholders, new investors, attorneys,…

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

By: Maks Ewendt As your company grows, whether that’s an increase of customers, employees, or solutions, the types and complexity of the agreements your company uses needs to keep pace.  While that may seem daunting, these agreements…