Kathy Lindauer

Kathy Lindauer

Winstead PC

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Hiring Consultants

Technology companies receive services from a variety of individuals and often use consultants, either for marketing advice, for software development or for other discreet tasks. It’s important to be sure the consultants are...more

12/16/2014 - Consultants Employer Liability Issues Hiring & Firing Independent Contractors Personal Liability

Structuring an Agreement Among Owners

When forming a new technology company, there are very few documents as important (and unfortunately, as overlooked) as a Shareholders’ Agreement. The discussion in this post is couched as an agreement among shareholders of a...more

12/9/2014 - Contract Drafting Limited Liability Companies Limited Partnerships Shareholders' Agreements

Reviewing Potential Investments With Your Clients

On August 4, 2014, the SEC issued an Investor Alert citing 10 Red Flags that should give investors an indication that an unregistered offering may be a scam. If you are considering an investment in an unregistered offering...more

8/14/2014 - Investment Adviser Investors Scams SEC

Is Your Purchaser Accredited? Clarifications from the SEC

Under Rule 506(c), companies can now engage in a general solicitation in conducting private placements but if they do so, they must verify that each purchaser is accredited. The SEC has provided some safe harbors for...more

7/30/2014 - Accredited Investors CD&I General Solicitation Private Placements Rule 506(c) Safe Harbors SEC Verification Requirements

Crowdfunding in Texas – When?

The Texas intrastate crowdfunding rules were adopted in April and the Texas Securities Board will consider comments to the rules through the end of June (even though the official deadline for comments is June 8th). The...more

6/4/2014 - Crowdfunding General Solicitation Popular SEC Small Business Startups

Crowdfunding: It’s Coming to Texas

In late April, the Texas Securities Board issued proposed regulations that would allow crowdfunding in intrastate transactions in Texas. The word on the street is that the proposed regulations will become final in August...more

5/14/2014 - Accredited Investors Crowdfunding Investors Proposed Regulation Public Offerings SEC Securities Transacting Intrastate Business

Trade Secrets: What an investor or acquirer will want to know.

If you are thinking about raising capital or selling your company, one of the most important questions that the investor or acquirer will want to know is whether you own your IP. One critical part of this is protecting your...more

3/28/2014 - Disclosure Patents Trade Secrets

Anti-Dilution Provisions – A New Twist

We are all familiar with the modified ratchet and full ratchet anti-dilution provisions that relate to subsequent down rounds in the financing of start-up and emerging growth companies. A new twist on anti-dilution...more

1/3/2014 - Angel Investors Dilution Emerging Growth Companies Investors IPO Public Offerings Startups

It’s Critical to Protect Your Proprietary Information

Lawsuits against employees and contractors, including consultants, for unauthorized use of a company’s confidential and proprietary information are common. For instance, on July 29, Abunassar Impact Basketball LLC filed suit...more

10/4/2013 - Confidential Information Contract Drafting Data Protection Non-Disclosure Agreement Trade Secrets

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