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Angel Investment Trends: Q1 2014 Halo Report

The Q1 2014 Halo Report has been released by the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights. The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the United States…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

Startups and public companies alike often use equity to help attract, retain and incentivize talented employees and other service providers. The different forms of awards have proliferated in the past several years, though,…more
| Business Organizations, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q2 2014

Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q2 2014. As the report notes, so far in 2014, the only major surprise in the office market was Boeing expanding into…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report

CB Insights recently released its Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report, which analyzed private company investment and exit activity over the past five years. The report collected data from all activity sources, including…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking

Top 10 Pitfalls in Managing Employment Contracts as You Go Global

The CEO of an emerging growth company called me a while ago, a bit shocked after having seen the employment contracts that had just been issued to a couple of new hires in Hong Kong. “How could they be longer than mine!? Are…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, International Law & Trade

FINRA Simplifies Corporate Financing and Conflict of Interest Rules

FINRA, the securities self-regulatory organization whose members are broker-dealers, recently simplified two rules that are critical in the public offering process…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Reducing startup brain damage: Delaware moves to further streamline corporate processes for emerging companies

Proposed amendments to the Delaware General Corporations Law (DGCL) for 2014 aim to significantly streamline routine questions that often prove vexing for emerging growth companies and newly formed subsidiaries of larger…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts

Startups seeking crowdfunding: Avoiding patent pitfalls

Many startup companies want to change the world with their great new ideas – but, in an effort to raise funds, some jeopardize their ability to protect those great new ideas with patents. This doesn’t have to happen. With a…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Intellectual Property

Cayman Islands Revise Exempted Limited Partnership Law and Pass New Legislation Allowing Enforcement of Contracts by Third Party Beneficiaries

Earlier this month the Cayman Islands passed new legislation revising its existing Exempted Limited Partnership Law. The new legislation, the Exempted Limited Partnership Law 2014, replaces the existing legislation in its…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade

Seattle Office Real Estate Market Review for Q1 2014

Compliments of Jason Smith of Kidder Mathews, attached is a Seattle-area office real estate market review for Q1 2014. As the report notes, the first quarter of 2014 marks the beginning of the fifth year of the office market…more
| Real Estate - Commercial

Accredited Investor Verification under Rule 506(c)

Bill Carleton has a good post regarding the recent comments from Keith Higgins, the Director of the Division of Corporation Finance, who spoke at the 2014 Angel Capital Association Summit. Higgins discussed the SEC’s…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Angel investment trends; 2013 year in review

Yesterday, the Angel Resource Institute, Silicon Valley Bank and CB Insights released their angel group 2013 year in review, the Halo Report. The Halo Report analyzes angel investment activity and trends in the United States…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Health

Franchise tax due on or before March 1 for Delaware corporations: two methods of calculation, two vastly different results

Just a reminder to those who have Delaware corporations, your annual report and franchise tax payment are both due on or before March 1 (which falls on a Saturday this year). At this point, you have likely already received from…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

2013 annual venture investment dollars rise 7%

According to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), venture capitalists invested $29.4 billion in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of 7% in dollars and a 4%…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employers: 2014 Deadlines to Furnish ISO and ESPP Information Statements and Returns

Employers, from startups to public companies, need to be aware of the following requirements and take action by January 31st if they apply. Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code requires a corporation to furnish a written…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation
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Areas of Practice
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  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
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50-100 Attorneys

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