Author Archives: Joe Wallin

About Joe Wallin

Joe Wallin focuses on emerging, high growth, and startup companies. Joe frequently represents companies in angel and venture financings, mergers and acquisitions, and other significant business transactions. Joe also represents investors in U.S. businesses, and provides general counsel services for companies from startup to post-public.

What Is “Reverse Vesting”

“Reverse Vesting” is an expression used to describe a situation in which an employee or independent contractor or consultant receives stock subject to repurchase by the company at an at-cost purchase price, which repurchase right lapses over the vesting period.  … Continue reading

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California Supreme Court Affirms Ban on Noncompetition and Nonsolicitation Agreements Under California Law

08.13.08 By Jennifer L. Brockett, Stuart W. Miller, John P. LeCrone and Emilio Gonzalez California’s Supreme Court, in the recent case of Edwards v. Arthur Andersen LLP, has affirmed California’s long-standing ban on noncompete agreements and explicitly extended it to so-called “nonsolicitation” … Continue reading

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