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Founders (Legal) Checklist

In prior posts, this blog has discussed some specific issues that affect your start-up, from incentive plans, to early IP protection and hiring your team. But the number of topics, and more importantly, the number of...more

Venture Capital Coast to Coast – August 2015

Halftime 2015: On Pace to Match 2014? Venture capital activity for 2014 was a hard act to follow. But 2015 has not disappointed so far, with fundraising and investment continuing at an historic pace. A total of $20...more

Crowdfunding and IP in Health and Biotech Start-ups (Part 2): The JOBS Act

Crowd Funding ImageThis is the second in a 3-part series about the use of crowdfunding in health and biotech start-ups. We started with the story of a tech start-up which set records for funding through a Kickstarter...more

Start-Up Pack (Belgium)

In This Issue: - Welcome - An introduction to key legal documents for start-ups - Glossary of useful venture capital and company terms - A step-by-step guide to setting up a company in Belgium - A shareholders’...more

Derivative Action Stayed Pending $228.9M Appeal

When a company receives an adverse judgment holding it responsible for hundreds of millions in damages, shareholder derivative suits often follow. A typical claim is that had the board exercised proper oversight, the company...more

How to Mess Up Your Start-Up

There are lots of good articles out there about how to succeed.  Here are a few pointers on how to mess up your company from a legal perspective.  - Pick a name without checking it out. You may not be the first one to...more

Issues and Complexities: Evaluating an MLP at 4 Key Points in the IPO Process

Understanding what and when decisions need to be made can help companies ensure a smooth MLP IPO process. The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing...more

Could Your Old iPhone Be Worth Big Bucks?

Could Your Old iPhone Be Worth Big Bucks? by Bob Marsico on September 6, 2013 Apple Inc. is scheduled to introduce two new iPhone models this month. To offset the cost of a new device, the company is also introducing a...more

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right?

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right? by Kenneth C. Oh on September 5, 2013 Steve Ballmer’s recent announcement that he was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Inc. made headlines across...more

DOL Confirms FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Married Couples

DOL Confirms FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Married Couples by Michael Cifelli on September 4, 2013 Roughly two months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S....more

NY Attorney General Wants to “Fire” Donald Trump from Education Industry

NY Attorney General Wants to “Fire” Donald Trump from Education Industry by Dan Brecher on September 3, 2013 While Donald Trump is well known for his antics on the air and in the boardroom, he may soon be spending some...more

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing by Joel N. Kreizman on August 28, 2013 Going forward, parties to mediation in New Jersey must reduce their settlement agreement to writing in order for it to be...more

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route?

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route? by Dan Brecher on August 22, 2013 Most companies that undertake an initial public offering (IPO) partner with an investment bank to serve as an underwriter. The role...more

Has Your Business Start-up Registered Its Trademarks?

Has Your Business Start-up Registered Its Trademarks? by Kenneth C. Oh on August 15, 2013 When starting a new business, intellectual property concerns should certainly be on your “To Do” list. Your company’s name,...more

NJ SAFE: New Domestic Violence Law Will Impact Employee Leave Policies

NJ SAFE: New Domestic Violence Law Will Impact Employee Leave Policies by Christina M. Michelson on August 9, 2013 The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE) is now law. The statute provides up to...more

Partner Frank Scibilia’s Article “Sorry for Party Rocking: Copyrighted Music in Political ‘Parodies’” Published in The Wrap

In the on-line magazine The Wrap, Partner Frank Scibilia, a member of Pryor Cashman's Litigation, Intellectual Property and DIgital Media Groups, discusses the legal implications of using copyrighted music in political...more

Russian Law Update -- August 2012

In This Issue: *Introduction *Reform of the Russian Civil Code: Changes in Legal Entities *Russia’s Accession to the WTO *Arbitration of Disputes in Russia: Recent Developments *Shareholders’ Agreements:...more

Business Litigation Report -- May 2012

In this Issue: *Firm Awards: Managing IP Honors Charles Verhoeven as IP Practitioner of the Year; Ivan Marisin Receives Top Ranking in Russia; and Eric Winston Named “Outstanding Young Restructuring Lawyer” for 2012...more

Incorporating in Armenia

The article outlines the basic features of Armenian corporate law. Fundamentals of corporate formation, administration and other aspects of corporate activities are summarized in a few short paragraphs....more

Typical legal issues early stage companies

There are significant legal issues facing any key executive of an early stage company or start-up organization. Matlock Law Group highlights many of these pitfalls in this overview of early stage capital formation,...more

Why Busines People Get Frustrated With Lawyers

Why do business people get frustrated with lawyers? Because lawyers often do not understand their business strategy and management issues. As a result, corporate and intellectual property lawyers are unable to integrated...more

TiE Institute: Starting a Company Now? Founder and Formation Issues in a Turbulent Market

TABLE OF CONTENTS: *Presentation: Key Founder and Formation Issues - In a Turbulent Economy..1 *Formation and Founder Fact Pattern..2 *VC Terms Survey (Q4 2008) and Explanation of Terms..3 *Venture Capital for High...more

In Brief - Winter 2008/2009

In This Issue LAW NOTES provide an excellent summary of a variety of interesting topics, including managing corporate reputation, business initiatives for innovators and entrepreneurs, and a look at biologics as a new...more

Contract Considerations in sales of Business Contracts

Issues to look at and consider when drafting and negotiating contracts for the sale of business...more

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