Startup

What You Should Know About Startup Laws

What You Should Know About Startup Laws There are so many prospects for creative entrepreneurs in the rapidly growing startup culture. Knowing your rights and the laws around founding a startup is so important. With the proper knowledge, you will
ABC

Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC)?

Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors (ABC)? The best course of action for businesses in financial trouble may involve selecting between a reorganization and liquidation. A trusted lawyer can be essential in selecting the best strategy for your company, as
first refusal

What Is the Right of First Refusal?

What Is the Right of First Refusal? The right of first refusal is an essential legal safeguard that enables business owners to safeguard their financial and ownership interests. Before the stock is sold to an outside buyer or party, the
Securities

Are LLC Membership Interests “Securities”?

Are LLC Membership Interests “Securities”? In a recent and unexpected development in government guidelines, securities law can now apply to an ownership interest in an LLC. An ownership stake may occasionally qualify as a security covered by federal and state
Transferring Property to an LLC

Transferring Property to an LLC

Transferring Property to an LLC In California, when real estate is transferred it typically results in a change in ownership, which causes the property’s taxable value to be reassessed. However, there are a few exceptions to help avoid a reassessment
Informal Discovery Conference

Informal Discovery Conference

Informal Discovery Conference For any business owner, litigation is a hefty investment. However, working with a good lawyer can significantly reduce your legal costs and save valuable time. New rules have established informal discovery sessions that may be used to
funding

Angel Financing, Venture Capital, or Private Equity?

Angel Financing, Venture Capital, or Private Equity? Collateral serves as insurance for secured creditors’ investments and while it can offer prudent financial security, that is only true if creditors abide by all legal guidelines. This is why it’s wise to
private placement memorandum

Do I Need a PPM When Investing?

Do I Need a PPM When Investing? A PPM, or private placement memorandum, is a useful marketing tool that informs and sparks up interest, but it also helps investors comply with SEC law. A PPM is used to offer security
employee meal laws

California Employee Meal and Break Requirements

California Employee Meal and Break Requirements A significant portion of civil action and Labor Commissioner disputes between employees and employers in California are caused by employers’ failure to comply with the rules regarding required breaks for meals and rest during
Regulation CF

Raising Capital with Regulation CF

Raising Capital with Regulation CF The methods used by startups to obtain funding have come a very long way due to technological advances, so much so that federal securities laws have evolved to ensure these investments are protected. A relatively