Category Archives: Startup Law

Section 1202: Original Issuance

Question I am a small business owner and investor who read your informative blog post “Section 1202, Qualified Small Business Stock.”  However, I would like to ask for your clarification of an important requirement for the small business stock capital gain … Continue reading

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Raising Money – The Law Side

Listen to the podcast: A friend peppered me with questions about startup fundraising and recorded it. I thought you might find it informative and enjoy listening in. The transcript is below. Feel free to keep the dialogue going in the comments … Continue reading

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Securities Law 101

If you are the founder of a startup, unless you plan to self-fund and never grant stock options or other types of compensatory equity awards, you will need to familiarize yourself with both federal and state securities laws. The reason?  … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of General Solicitation

I had an email exchange with a client this morning. I started it abruptly. “Are you going to generally solicit your offering?” He didn’t know what I was talking about.  He had been head down, building stuff, not reading and … Continue reading

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Can I Generally Solicit Now?

Q: Can I generally solicit or generally advertise my offering before September 23, 2013? A: No. You can’t generally solicit or generally advertise your offering until September 23, 2013. Until September 23, 2013, general solicitation or general advertising of securities … Continue reading

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