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Seed Investing: Understanding the Landscape - Part III

by WilmerHale on

...In this final installment of our series on seed instruments, we explore the Simple Agreement for Future Equity. Startup accelerator Y Combinator (YC) introduced a new seed-stage investing tool, safe—an acronym for Simple Agreement for Future Equity—in 2013 to provide an alternative to convertible notes. ... more

You Sold Your Startup (and Maybe Your Soul): How to Leave Your Company

by Varnum LLP on

...A few years ago, a client sold his small startup company to a competitor. In return, the acquiring company gave him some cash, stock options, and an executive-level job. After faithfully serving his new corporate overlord for a number of years, he decided it was time to move on and, possibly, start a new venture.... more

Employment Lawyers Quiz a Benefits Lawyer

by Zelle LLP on

... of our New Year’s resolutions here at the Navigator is to get better at understanding employee benefits issues. We run across them all the time, as do HR professionals and in-house counsel. We know we don’t have the expertise to deal with the complex stuff; the best we can do is spot the issues and get help from an experienced and... more

The Force Awakens on 2016

by Bryan Cave on

...force be with you, and may you never forget the second most important day of the year – March 15th (aka “409A day” for payments made under the short-term deferral exemption).  We recommend marking a big red X on you... more

2015 Year End Tax Update

by Cozen O'Connor on

... BRIEF LOOK BACK - Where We Are Now – The View from Bucks County, Thanksgiving 2015 - 1. “Make America Great Again!” Sounds like a terrific idea, even for those (few?) of us who think America is already great and who are somewhat concerned about deviating from the late Yogi Berra’s dictum that “if it... more

2016 Compensation Committee Handbook

by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP on

... Executive Compensation and Benefits Group at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP is pleased to provide you with this second edition of its Compensation Committee Handbook. This edition reflects developments in applicable law and practices since our first edition in 2015 and contains a new chapter dealing with director (rather than... more

Quick Guide to REIT IPOs - 2015

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

... Estate Investment Trusts (“REITs”) are endlessly inventive. They were first developed in the 1960s as a means for ordinary retail investors to hold interests in real estate. The REIT market has waxed and waned over the years. During the early years of the Great Recession, 2008-2009, REITs surged in popularity due to their dividend... more

2015 Year-End Tax Planning

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

...As 2015 draws to a close, there is still time to reduce your 2015 taxes and plan ahead for 2016. This letter highlights several potential tax­saving opportunities for you to consider. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss specific strategies.... more