Funding & Capital Raising
What Is A Search Fund & Why Should You Start One?

Starting a search fund offers a direct path to leading a profitable business. This blog covers the history, mechanics, and life cycle of a search fund, as well as the characteristics of companies targeted by search funds.


Funding & Capital Raising
Comparing the Conversion Mechanics of Safes and Convertible Notes

This blog focuses on understanding the conversion mechanics of Safes versus Convertible Notes, which is essential for founders navigating pre-seed financing, as they differ in their treatment of shares outstanding and impact the equity distribution among stakeholders.


Sports & Gaming
General Update on Pick’em Contests

For our Fantasy Sports and Gaming clients, VW Senior Attorney Blake Hart has provided an update on the evolving situation with Pick’em contests!


General Business
Corporate Transparency Act Q&A

We answer some FAQs about the Corporate Transparency Act, which requires most businesses to file a Beneficial Ownership Information report to report certain information regarding the business, its beneficial owners, and company applicants.


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.