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Taxation of private corporations and their shareholders

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On July 18, 2017, the Department of Finance Canada introduced draft legislative proposals impacting private corporations and their shareholders. A 75-day consultation period was provided with a deadline for taxpayer...more

Building Your Founding Team—Is There a Magic Number?

by WilmerHale on

During our recent webinar on seed fundraising, questions were raised on the ideal size of a company’s founding team and if there was a magic number that may be more attractive to investors. Jere Doyle, Managing Director of...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - October, 2017 #2

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week: 10 Business Podcasts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Tuning Into Here are 10 podcasts Forbes recommends for small businesses. ...more

France's Department of Labor Issues Guidance on New Corporate Social Responsibility Obligations

by Littler on

Following the introduction of new corporate social responsibility obligations for collaborative platforms towards independent workers, the French Department of Labor published guidance to clarify the scope of this...more

Know before your borrow: Risks for Start Ups in signing Employment Agreements with key employees

by Bryan Cave on

Generally, startups do not sign employment agreements with employees, but if you do, it is very important to understand what you are signing. For every well drafted executive employment agreement in the business world,...more

Employment Law Commentary, September 2017 - Volume 29, Issue 9: Workplace Bias And Gender Pay Equity In Silicon Valley 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

It was only a couple of years ago, on March 27, 2015, that a jury rejected Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination claims and rendered a defense verdict in favor of her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - October, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: You Will Care About Intellectual Property Sooner or Later - Consider why IP is, or likely will be, critical to your business....more

Canada Looks to Boost Can-Con Presence in the Digital World Through Funding, Legislative Reform

On September 28, 2017, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, delivered a long-awaited speech on the future of Canadian cultural and creative industries. Together with a policy framework document...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2017 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Startup Valuation 101: The Problem of Going Too High or Too Low - As this quick read from Inc42 makes clear, startup valuations are always more art than...more

What Is the ILGIF, and How Can It Help Entrepreneurs?

by Freeborn & Peters LLP on

For entrepreneurs and start-ups, it seems the search for capital is never finished, whether that means turning to friends and family for money or leveraging technology for crowdfunding. In Illinois, there is a significant...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: When to Let Your Competitors Be Your Investors - In this VentureBeat article, WilmerHale Partner Josh Fox discusses the risks and rewards of accepting funds...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - September 2017 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

CAPITOL HILL - “Serving Small Businesses: Examining the Effectiveness of HUBZone Reforms” House Small Business Committee Press Release, September 13, 2017. Retrieved from smallbusiness.house.gov - The House Small...more

Don’t Let the Deal Get Ahead of the Documents

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

The practical lesson for entrepreneurs of the case I’m about to describe is, never sign complex business agreements without your lawyer, and never ever sign such agreements in the last week of August when your vacationing...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2017 #2

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Pro Rata Works in Venture Capital Deals - VC’s suffer from FOMO just like the rest of us. ...more

Ten early-stage legal missteps that may come back to haunt a company’s sale or IPO

by Bryan Cave on

In the fast-paced, high-stakes and high-pressure world of startups, financial resources are scarce. Time is of the essence. Product and business development are high priorities....more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - September, 2017

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: The Entrepreneurial Exit Strategy – Prepare Yourself - You are likely not thinking about an exit when starting your company, but Entrepreneur explains why it...more

Starting Up – Set Up Part 3

by Bryan Cave on

Part One of this series focused on several of the federal and local filings and registrations that new employers will need to make in preparation for their first hires. In Part Two, we dove into drafting job descriptions and...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - August, 2017 #4

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: How Long Will It Take for My Startup to Be Successful - Startups are the road less taken for a reason…it’s a long road. ...more

Starting Up – Set Up Part 2

by Bryan Cave on

This three-part series highlights the steps startups should take before hiring their first employee. Part One of this series focused on several of the federal and local filings and registrations that new employers will need...more

So you’re an employer…how to (and not to) extend the employment offer (part 3)

by Bryan Cave on

In the final post in our three-part series, we’re examining the specifics involved in extending an employment offer. Whether it’s your first time or your twenty-first time, making a job offer is exciting-you’ve finally found...more

How to Set Up a Fintech Business in the UAE – Part 2: Conducting Business in the UAE

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Investors should consider specific factors when choosing whether to establish a legal presence onshore or in a UAE free zone. Key Points: ..Fintech companies typically must establish a legal presence — either onshore or...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - August, 2017 #3

by WilmerHale on

Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Scaling an EdTech Startup? Here’s What You Need to Know - If you’re an educator new to the startup game, stop by this two-part piece from Inc42 about the unique...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that are suggested that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. Step 1: Create a business plan. Quite simply, a business plan is a...more

New Case Law on Upfront Fees in German Loan Agreements

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On 4 July 2017, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH)—in two separate cases—held that pre-formulated agreements on work fees that are payable independent from the term of the underlying loan and agreed between a financial...more

In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - August, 2017 #2

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Some interesting links we found across the web this week: Why Startups Should Look for Opportunity Between the Coasts - Startups might consider an extended pit stop in the “flyover” states, where smaller cities are...more

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