Monthly Archives: July 2011

Willful Blindness: The Rule 506 Securities Law Exemption and The New “Bad Actor” Rules

Entrepreneurs create jobs, but they generally don’t do it out of thin air. Usually, they need investors. These investors are generally very wealthy people who are 1) inherently private and 2) usually very busy doing wealthy person stuff. So imagine … Continue reading

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Stock Option Deduction Debate: Journey Down the Rabbit Hole

Have you ever wished you’d coined a phrase? I wish I’d coined the phrase “curiouser and curiouser” from Alice in Wonderland. As time goes by, our laws and regulations and accounting pronouncements become, by virtue of amendments, inflation (without corresponding … Continue reading

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5 Things To Remember As You File Your Section 83(b) Election

As the founder of a startup company, by the time you get to the point of filing a Section 83(b) election with the IRS, you will have most likely already bought a helmet to keep your brains from flowing freely … Continue reading

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