General Business
SEC Final Rules: Is it the end of an era for ERAs?

The SEC adopted final rules executing certain regulations, including heightened restrictions and disclosure requirements, for investment advisers, whether registered or not. 


Corporate Governance
ESOP v. Stock Options: What’s the difference?

We often get clients asking for an ESOP Plan when they are actually thinking of a Stock Option Plan or Equity Incentive Plan. In this blog, we go over the difference between an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and Stock Options.


Corporate Governance
Equity & Equity-Like Plans for S-Corporations

This blog discusses which types of equity plans are, and are not, available for an LLC or corporation taxed as an s-corporation.


Funding & Capital Raising
Venture in the Middle: Bridge Rounds in a Down Funding Environment

Venture financings are at a two-year low, which is predictable given the current state of the economy. But startups need capital even during downtimes, so bridge rounds tend to increase. Here are a few tips for navigating bridge rounds in a down funding environment.


Funding & Capital Raising
Understanding Authorized, Issued and Reserved Shares

In this blog we explore the difference between a corporation’s authorized, issued and reserved shares and some corporate governance considerations to keep in mind as shares, options, and warrants are being issued to founders, service providers, and investors.


M&A
Indemnification in M&A Contracts Part V: Materiality Scrapes

Our fifth and final post regarding indemnification in M&A takes us on a journey through Materiality Scrapes.


M&A
Indemnification in M&A Contracts Part IV: Caps, Baskets, and Deductibles

Part IV in our series on indemnification focuses on caps, baskets, and deductibles.


M&A
Indemnification in M&A Contracts Part III: Time Period for Indemnification (aka. The Survival Periods)

Part III in our series on Indemnification in M&A takes us to Time Periods for Indemnification.