Category Archives: Equity Compensation

What Type of Equity Incentive Should I Use?

Startups and emerging companies frequently have to answer this question. Continue reading

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Stock Option Grant Checklist

If you are granting stock options, you might find this checklist helpful. Continue reading

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Top 6 Reasons To Grant NQOs Over ISOs

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For a variety of reasons, I believe NQOs are the way to go. Continue reading

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Can I Obtain Capital Gains Treatment On My Stock Options?

Employees or other service provider stock option recipients (“optionees”) frequently have the following question: Is there a way for me to obtain capital gains treatment on my stock options? The short answer is: Not without some pain and difficulty. Stock … Continue reading

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What’s Better For An Equity Incentive–Restricted Stock or A Stock Option?

Early stage companies frequently want to bring on key hires and incentivize them with equity, but do not know what type of equity award is the best from a tax perspective to both the employee and the company. ┬áThere are … Continue reading

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