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First Steps: When to Become Incorporated

First Steps: When to Become Incorporated

Personal Liability Considerations In the event that the corporation is sued, the personal assets of interested parties (i.e. founders, investors and the board etc.) are most likely protected. Good Fences Make Good Partners When multiple founders are involved in a...

The Steps to Forming a Corp.

The Steps to Forming a Corp.

In the world of startups, the following are the steps most often taken on the road to incorporation: Incorporation A certificate of incorporation first has to be filed with the Secretary of State’s Office. Post-Incorporation Setup After the Secretary of State receives…

I Got 99 Problems but an 83(b) Ain’t One

I Got 99 Problems but an 83(b) Ain’t One

By default, the IRS taxes the difference between the purchase price of a founder’s stock holdings and the current market value of those holdings at each step within a vesting schedule as a taxable event. This is burdensome in terms of time and resources, as the full...

How and When Founders Should Capitalize

How and When Founders Should Capitalize

Founders can structure cash infusions early in a startup’s lifecycle in a variety of ways. And on the face of it, money is money. Most of the startups we work with don’t intuitively sense the importance of forecasting and and planning when it comes to the valuation of...

Stock Plans: Do They Come Stock?

Stock Plans: Do They Come Stock?

A stock plan is the standard vehicle for issuing equity to startup employees and consultants. It’s a structured stock delivery and maturation program. At its core, it offers a means for controlled issuances of stock across a variety of situations. With such...