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Kaila Law Group has many clients who want to invest in their friends or family members’ businesses – either to support their venture, or with hopes of a return, or both.  We always remind our clients who are considering...

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When You’re Working Full Time, With A Start-Up On The Side Many of Kalia Law P.C.’s clients are budding entrepreneurs who, often prudently, have not quit their day jobs and are instead working on their brainchild during evenings and...

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Statistics show that fully 10% of all Americans eventually have their own small business. Because investment capital is generally the biggest issue in starting a business, many new businesses also start up through “family” investments. When asked to “invest,”...

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What should you do if you are having trouble with a co-founder? Usually founders begin a venture with high hopes and a good working relationship, but just like in any relationship, there is always the chance that things may...

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Why Impose Vesting on Shares?

We are often asked about why we recommend imposing vesting on shares that are issued to founders, advisers and service providers, as opposed to granting stock outright. Imposing vesting on stock simply means that the recipient earns his or...

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The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act), which was signed into law earlier this month, set the stage for a major expansion in crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a means by which people can collectively invest small amounts of...

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Kiva, a non-profit that empowers entrepreneurs around the world by providing micro-loans, is currently offering new users a free $25 loan.  Research has shown consistently that micro-loans are a powerful engine for economic growth in developing countries, and micro-lending...

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New employment laws that went into effect on January 1 will impact California startups and small businesses. One of the new laws that businesses won’t want to ignore is SB 459, which imposes heavy penalties of between $5,000 and...

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On January 1, 2012, California introduced two new corporate forms: the “flexible purpose” corporation and the “benefit” corporation.  Both forms are designed to encompass businesses that operate for profit but also have social objectives. California is the first state...

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With the end of the year quickly approaching, it’s a good time to tie up loose ends.  If you have a corporation, partnership or LLC that you are no longer interested in maintaining, you may want to consider winding...

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