Much has been written (including by me) on the topic of
how to distinguish an independent contractor from an employee. I have also
written about the importance of "work for hire" or "freelancer" agreements when
working with independent...
Crowdfunding is just one of many ways of financing a
business venture or a project. Like all other methods, crowdfunding has its
advantages and disadvantages. Below I discuss some pros and cons of raising
money through a donation-based crowdfunding platform...
Proliferation of social media continues to stretch the
boundaries of the law and its definitions. It prompts us to apply the proven
legal concepts to new technological and social phenomena with no clear and
A good example...
Many founders I speak with are interested in obtaining
financing for their businesses first from their friends and family members, and
then from professional investors. I agree, this seems to be the common path.
However, many founders do not realize...
I find that New York City is an extremely friendly city
for start-ups. It is impressive how New York City has managed to provide
start-ups with multiple solutions to its biggest problem: pricey real estate.
In my view, there are essentially three...
There are essentially three ways how to structure an
acquisition of a company. The primary methods include a statutory merger or
share exchange; purchase of business assets; or purchase of shares from the
existing shareholders. When purchasing assets...
In this post, I would like to summarize the information I
posted previously about crowdfunding and discuss the kind of company or
individual that would benefit the most from this type of financing. In the
donor-based model of crowdfunding, it would be...