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Incentive Stock Options vs. Nonqualified Stock Options

Companies and service providers to companies frequently confront this question. Which is better: an Incentive Stock Option (aka a statutory stock option) (an “ISO”) or a Nonqualified Stock Option (aka a Nonstatutory Stock Option) (an “NQO”)? What are the differences … Continue reading

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Stock Option Exercise Checklist

Congratulations, you’ve gotten your company off the ground.  You’ve incorporated, issued founder shares and filed 83(b) elections, adopted a stock option plan, granted stock options, and been working on your business for a while.  Now an employee who has been … Continue reading

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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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What Is Rule 701 and Do I Need To Worry About It?

If you are a non-public company granting stock options or other compensatory equity awards to employees or consultants, you need to be familiar with Rule 701 and worry about complying with it. Rule 701 is the federal securities law exemption … Continue reading

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