Category Archives: Startup Law

General Solicitation for Startups

The SEC has finally issued proposed rules that would eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and advertising in Rule 506 offerings. The proposed rules are good news for startups because they offer broader access to investment capital sources, and the … Continue reading

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Washington State Needs Its Own Crowdfunding Law

As you are probably well aware by now, Congress passed a federal crowdfunding law. This was really exciting, but the federal law is problematic for many, many reasons. What are the problems with the federal crowdfunding law? To name just … Continue reading

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US Provisional Patent Applications

Important Considerations for US Provisional Patent Applications By George Rondeau and Heather Colburn Many startup companies are formed around new ideas and inventions. Therefore, protecting such innovations may be extremely important, especially early on.

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Startup Act 2.0

Startup Act 2.0 – Making The 100% QSB Stock Exemption Permanent Good news for startups. A bill has been introduced in the Senate (S.3217) and an identical bill has already been introduced in the House, titled Startup Act 2.0 which, … Continue reading

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Convertible Debt Tax Issues For Startups

An introduction to the federal income tax issues associated with conversion features. By Dan Wright Many start-up companies use convertible debt as a way to attract short-term investment. Convertible debt has appeal to investors because it can provide enhanced risk protection, … Continue reading

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