Edouard LeFevre

Edouard LeFevre

Foley & Lardner LLP

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What Is a Subprime Unicorn?

Christopher Mims had an article in the Wall Street Journal recently titled “The Dangers Ahead if Tech Unicorns Get Gored.” In his article, Mr. Mims discusses the potential collateral damage of a failed unicorn. The article is...more

10/30/2015 - Business Valuations Capital Raising Entrepreneurs Investors Liquidation Preferred Shares Share Redemption Startups Venture Capital

Making the Most Out of Your Board Meeting

Many first-time entrepreneurs have never participated in a formal board meeting. After an initial round of financing, regular board meetings become a reality. Preparing for board meetings can be time consuming and daunting....more

6/27/2015 - Board Meetings Board of Directors Corporate Minutes Directors Duty of Care Fiduciary Duty Meeting Minutes Young Lawyers

Tips & Traps When Talking to Potential Investors

The fundraising process requires countless hours to develop and refine an investor pitch. While the majority of that time will be focused on how to find and raise money from the best investors on the best terms, it is...more

6/27/2015 - Broker-Dealer Compliance Disclaimers Finders Investors Offering Documents Private Offerings Stocks Unregistered Brokers Valuation

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 Liability Issues Equity Compensation Equity Securities Hiring & Firing Stocks

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