M&A due diligence: The review and results (part 5)

This post is part five of our five part series exploring various aspects of due diligence in the context of a merger and acquisition (M&A) transaction. Our prior posts discussed M&A due diligence generally and its objectives , described the due diligence process , outlined considerations when...

Choice of entity: Five items to consider when choosing your startup entity structure

One of the first major decisions the founder of a startup will need to make is regarding choice of entity. While there are numerous different forms of entities to choose from, the three most commonly utilized by startups are: limited liability company (LLC); C corporation; and S corporation. Each type...

Extending US employee stock incentive plans to Australian employees

Australia highly regulates employee stock incentive plans. Failing to adapt to applicable rules can lead to adverse consequences for employees and employers and ultimately can undermine the intended purpose of such plans. Compliments of our DLA Piper colleagues, here is an overview of some of the legal...