Funding & Capital Raising
Securities Straight Talk Vol. 1: Securities Laws Matter To Startups (Yes, Yours Too) 

So, what exactly is a security, and how does it relate to my startup? In this blog series, we will provide the straight talk on federal and state securities laws to help you navigate the web of regulation.

VW Abroad
From The DR To Dallas: What Arístides Learned At Vela Wood

Our 2017 YLAI Fellow Arístides Rubio reflects on his YLAI experience and his 5 weeks living in Dallas with Vela Wood as his host.

VW Abroad
Meet Our Entrepreneur In Residence From The Dominican Republic

Learn more about the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) program and our first YLAI Fellow in 2017 – Arístides Rubio, an attorney and entrepreneur from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Fantasy Sports & Gaming
DFS Legislative Development Summary: Clarification of Legal Status Opens Doors for Daily Contests, but Regulations Set Roadblocks for Smaller Operators

With opinions from attorney generals and legislative developments arriving daily, staying on top of the shifting legal environments of every state can be a chore for any fantasy sports operator. But when you’re trying to get your fantasy sports startup off […]

Oooh, Baby, Baby – A Beginner’s Guide to Maternity Leave

“Are you pregnant?” Add this to the list of questions that all but a precious few may reasonably ask. Since I’m a lawyer, I feel entitled…to ask in order to clear up some common misconceptions about workplace protection and paid leave […]

Fantasy Sports & Gaming
Massachusetts Attorney General Says Daily Fantasy Sports Legal; State Lotteries Emerge As Potential New Rival

After reviewing the legal status of daily fantasy sports, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced last week that no federal or state laws prohibit daily fantasy sports in Massachusetts. Although Healey’s office has not yet released a formal opinion, fantasy […]

Fantasy Sports & Gaming
Daily Fantasy Sports Site StarsDraft Benched In Wake Of Michigan Developments

Last week, daily fantasy sports site StarsDraft (formerly Victiv) benched its Michigan participants indefinitely, making it the first major online fantasy sports provider to withdraw operations from the state. According to a new report from GamblingCompliance, the Michigan Gaming Control […]

Franchise Taxes
HB32 Changes The Texas Franchise Tax (In A Pro-Business Way!)

If your business pays a franchise tax in Texas, this is for you. Whom it concerns Texas companies or companies doing business in Texas. If your business pays a franchise tax in Texas, listen up. Changes affect taxable entities organized […]

Corporate Governance
Succession Planning: A Critical Part Of Management & A Business’s Ongoing Success

“How much do you weigh?” There are some questions so personal and invasive social mores dictate that they should never be asked. Well, almost never asked. A colleague remarking about any extra poundage I was carrying as a result of […]