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Whether you are currently employing people, or are considering hiring people in the future, it’s crucial to stay one step ahead of employment laws. (To read more about hiring an employee, please visit this post.) Employment law issues are one of...

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The American Jobs Act, which is currently being considered by Congress, proposes several important tax changes that would affect startups and small businesses.  Some of the most notable aspects of the Act for small businesses are: 1) a proposal to cut the payroll tax in half...

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When it comes to splitting the company, equal is not always equitable. Do you and your co-founder have a 50-50 (or 33-33-33) equity split?  If so, it’s probably for two reasons: one, it’s simpler, and two, you may believe,...

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Everyone who works at a startup wants their stock options, and they want the good kind – incentive stock options (ISOs).  Why?  ISOs offer two distinct tax advantages over their less popular sibling, nonstatutory stock options (NSOs).  First, the...

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Founders’ Agreements

Founders’ Agreements are contracts between co-founders of a startup, setting forth the co-founders’ agreement on important issues relating to the venture.  You can put whatever you want in a Founders’ Agreement but the most common issues covered are: equity...

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