One of the more confusing parts about forming a startup
is sorting through the dozen or so documents that may come into play. Below are
the basic organizational documents to consider when forming your startup. Which
documents are applicable to your...
The SEC today announced the formation of the Advisory
Committee on Small and Emerging Companies to focus on interests and priorities
of small businesses and smaller public companies.
According to the SEC's press release , the committee is intended...
In order to protect your startup's confidential
information and intellectual property, it is generally advisable to have all
employees execute an employee nondisclosure and intellectual property rights
assignment agreement before commencement of...
Last week Chancellor Strine of the Delaware Court of
Chancery issued an opinion in GRT,
Inc. v. Marathon GTF Technology, Ltd. , No. 5571-CS (Del. Ch. July 11, 2011) ,
addressing whether a provision in a joint venture contract that particular representations...
Courtesy of Itai Nevo , a partner in DLA Piper's Boston office , below is an informal survey of current
trends regarding single vs. double trigger stock option acceleration from DLA
Piper's Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, DC, Northern and Southern...
A few months ago we posted an article entitled " Financing Your Startup: How to Sell Stock without Going to Jail ."
Among other things, the post described a series of legal restrictions
associated with raising funds legally. Although there...