Richard Segal

Richard Segal

K&L Gates LLP

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Beware of Promises

In the early stages of a new venture, things move quickly. An entrepreneur will talk with many different potential team members, some of whom aren’t a good fit, some of whom become co-founders and valued long-term partners,...more

8/4/2014 - Business Formation Contract Drafting Contract Negotiations Entrepreneurs Equity Partners Partnerships Startups

When Should Vesting of Equity Grants Accelerate?

The importance of time-based vesting for equity and/or rights to acquire equity granted to founders and subsequent employees of venture-backed companies should not be understated. Equally important is what events should cause...more

6/20/2014 - Equity Compensation Startups Stocks Vesting

Thinking IPO? Timing Is Everything

Notwithstanding the fact that the last several weeks did not go as planned for a few of the companies pricing or looking to price IPOs, and the associated speculation that the IPO window may be narrowing (if not closing) for...more

4/21/2014 - Entrepreneurs Funding IPO Startups

Thanks for Being a Delaware Corporation: Here Is Your $180,000 Franchise Tax Bill

Delaware is the state of incorporation for a majority of venture-backed and publicly-traded corporations. The Delaware courts have developed considerable expertise in dealing with corporate issues and there is a substantial...more

2/20/2014 - Choice-of-Law Foreign Corporations Franchise Taxes Incorporation Jurisdiction Valuation

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