Stock Options – The Basics

An option is a privilege, sold by one party to another, which gives the buyer (the option holder) the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a stock

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Dilution – The Basics

Most successful founders and early owners of startups will experience dilution. Dilution is a reduction in a owner’s ownership percentage caused by the issuance of new stock. Dilution can also

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3_Search Presents in Budapest!

Congratulations to our clients on their amazing show in Budapest. A video can be seen here.

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Employee Equity – The Basics

When people talk about being employed by a start-up company they often talk about “getting in on the ground floor.” In other words, one allure of employment at a start-up

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The importance of properly documenting the issuance of stock

In December 2013, the Delaware Chancery Court rendered a decision highlighting the importance of properly documenting the issuance of stock. Read on to learn what this means and why it

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What is an accredited investor and, as a company, why should you care?

What is an accredited investor and, as a company, why should you care? An accredited investor is an individual who meets certain financial criteria; specifically, an individual whose annual income

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Complying with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act – Part 2

We previously discussed 4 of the larger changes that the Nonprofit Revitalization Act makes. In this post, we follow-up with 6 additional provisions every nonprofit should take into consideration. For

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Complying with the Nonprofit Revitalization Act – Part 1

In sum, a nonprofit must (i) develop a conflict of interest policy or confirm that its current policy complies with the new regulations, (ii) develop a whistleblower policy, (iii) ensure

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Mistake #7 of 7: Not implementing and maintaining a website privacy policy

This is part 7 of a 7 part series highlighting common legal missteps of small businesses. Mistake #7: Not implementing and maintaining a website privacy policy. Almost all businesses have

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Mistake #6 of 7: Failing to abide by the security laws

This is part 6 of a 7 part series highlighting common legal missteps of small businesses. Mistake #6: Failing to abide by the security laws. Often entrepreneurs accept investment from

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