Edouard LeFevre

Edouard LeFevre

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Do You Need a Pre-Nup … for Your Co-Founders?

When you pop the question, “Will you co-found with me?”, you are probably not already thinking about separation. However, not all partnerships will go the distance. Personalities will clash. Creative visions will...more

7/3/2014 - Restricted Stocks Shareholders Shareholders' Agreements Startups Stock Repurchases

Term Sheet Math — When Is Your 66 Percent Really 52 Percent?

When negotiating valuation for a financing, an investor may conduct detailed due diligence and present you with a term sheet that reflects multiples, discounts, comparables, and so forth. In the end, you are negotiating for...more

7/3/2014 - Asset Valuations Debt Financing Dilution Discounts Dividends Due Diligence Financing Investors Liquidation Negotiations Stock Options Term Sheets Valuation

You Think You Own Your IP? Think Again!

If we asked you whether you own your intellectual property, your answer most likely would be a swift and unqualified “yes.” Not so fast… Did you invent your idea while at school or working for your prior employer? Has...more

7/2/2014 - Assignment of Inventions IP Assignment Agreements

When Do Your Investors Have Interests That May Conflict With Yours?

Good investors give you money. Great investors provide you with money, resources, networking, and experience. You need to work hard to attract great investors, with a focus on building a long-term relationship. If you are...more

6/30/2014 - Conflicts of Interest Contract Negotiations Investors Negotiations

Giving Stock to Your Employees — How and How Much?

Equity grants can be an attractive alternative to cash when compensating employees, consultants, and service providers. Beware, though: if not structured properly, equity grants can cause some nasty consequences for the...more

6/30/2014 - employer Employer Liability Issues Equity Compensation Equity Securities Hiring & Firing Stocks

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