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Discounted Stock Options and Tax Code Section 409A: A Cautionary Tale

Guest Post By Scott Usher of Bader Martin, P.S. In the startup ecosphere, stock options are commonplace. They’re one way young companies can compensate for sweat equity and lower-than-market salaries or consulting fees, and generally provide recipients with a performance … Continue reading

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A Legal Primer on Websites

By Sanjay M. Nangia A Legal Primer on Websites  After spending months – maybe longer – crafting your company’s website, you may begin to wonder whether (1) your site is “legal”; and (2) you are sufficiently protecting your legal interests.  … Continue reading

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European Expansion: The Consultant Trap

By Sian Story Sian Story – Osborne Clarke – Palo Alto, CA– Sian is a UK qualified lawyer, advising US clients on UK and European employment and stock options matters, and is based in California. We all know that fast … Continue reading

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Commercial Coventures: Making a Difference while Making a Profit

By David Lawson Many entrepreneurs want to use their businesses to make a difference in their communities, but don’t necessarily want to start nonprofits or dedicate themselves only to charitable causes.  One of the most common tools entrepreneurs use to … Continue reading

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The Washington Supreme Court Holds That I-1053 Is Unconstitutional

By Garry Fujita The Decision is in:  The Washington Supreme Court holds that I-1053 is unconstitutional, but did the Court properly construe Art. II, Sec. 22 of the Washington State Constitution? Five times, in I- 601, R-49, I-960, I-1053 and … Continue reading

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