Stock Options vs. Common Stock

Why issue stock options?

By: Jesse Jones Stock Options vs. Common Stock Many businesses issue various forms of equity to key employees. They do this because it helps align interests and puts the business as a whole in the best possible position to succeed. Companies…

Alternative Dispute Resolution Primer

By: Pete Singh There is dense language at the end of most contracts that some call “boilerplate” (meaning it’s standard stuff and not worth reading, understanding, or negotiating). Overlooking these terms may seem prudent or efficient…

QSBS Treatment - Basic Requirements and Protecting Eligibility

By: Benjamin Jacob The Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS) exclusion provided for under Section 1202 of the Internal Revenue Code grants compelling tax benefits to qualifying stockholders. To take advantage, it is imperative to be clear…

The Coronavirus Could Affect Your Contract

By: Sean Valle The spread of coronavirus and COVID-19 continues to shape interpersonal and business interaction, and it is unclear how substantially the pandemic will impact economic ecosystems and individual businesses. Many organizations…
AB-5 - California’s New Labor Law Affecting Businesses & Contractors

AB-5 - California’s New Labor Law Affecting Businesses & Contractors

By: Benjamin Jacob The future of work is up for debate in Congress and state legislatures across the nation. AB-5 - California’s controversial new labor law went into effect this past January. The new law dramatically redefines the test…

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How (and Why) to Keep Your Investors Updated

Founders are constantly inundated with demands from clients, partners and potential investors. Maintaining good relationships with these people is an important skill for business people to hone - and that takes time and energy. As a founder…
What to do if your Business gets a Bad Online Review

ONE STAR!?!? What to do if your Business gets a Bad Online Review

As a business owner, you put your heart and soul into your work - and in the internet age your heart and soul are exposed to the world every day.  Many small business owners ride the waves of jubilation and despair caused by feedback from…

GDPR In Your State? A Brief Look At Emerging Data Privacy Laws In The US

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By now, most companies with a European nexus are generally familiar with the Global Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”).  If not, where have you been? It engulfed executive, general counsel, compliance, and operations departments over…

What’s Your Play? A Case For Templating, Fallbacks, And Playbooks For Your Contracts

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One of the most riveting moments in sports is the final few minutes in a college basketball game. Why, might you ask? It is in these last moments where legendary players and great coaches are made. And, to be a great coach, you must have great…