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Asher Bearman
Options for Issuing Employee Equity in LLCs

Choosing the best type of entity for a company can be a challenge. C corporations are the norm for most emerging growth businesses, particularly those raising money from investors. However, LLCs are becoming more widespread, even for operating businesses...

Kevin M. LaCroix
No Getting Away from Bank Failures and Bank Failure Lawsuits

The fallout from the ongoing banking crisis continues to emerge, with the arrival in recent days of still more bank failures and of even more FDIC lawsuits involving failed banks. Unfortunately, the hopes that that all of the bank failures might be...

Trent Dykes
Facilitating Startup Growth: Overview of Israel's OSC funding

If you are reading this post, then you probably share my belief that one of the best things our government can do to spur economic and job growth is to support the startup community. In recent years, government entities ranging from state (See Maryland's...

Corporate and Securities Law Community Staff
Lifeline or Rising Tide? Understanding Emerging Growth Companies under the JOBS Act

Laws don't often get their own parties. But for the irresistibly named Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, President Obama held a rare public ceremony in the White House's Rose Garden in its honor. Even more notably, this party was quite...

State Net
Court Ruling Doesn't Deter Multistate LIBOR Probe

Last month, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald in Manhattan threw out a "substantial portion" of the proposed lawsuits alleging wrongdoing by banks in connection with the London interbank offered rate, known as the LIBOR. Among the...

Morrison and Foerster LLP
Federal Reserve Board Approves Final Rules Defining When Significant Nonbank Firms are “Predominantly Engaged in Financial Activities”

On April 3, the Federal Reserve Board ("Board") published a final rule ("Rule") specifying when a financial company that may be made subject to systemic regulation under Title I of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Accountability and Consumer...