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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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What Is the Difference Between Warrants and Options?

What is the difference between warrants and options? Is there a difference? Warrants and stock options are similar in that they are both contractual rights to buy stock of a company, at a price fixed in the contract, and for … 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. ¬†There are … Continue reading

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What Is “Reverse Vesting”

“Reverse Vesting” is an expression used to describe a situation in which an employee or independent contractor or consultant receives stock subject to repurchase by the company at an at-cost purchase price, which repurchase right lapses over the vesting period.¬† … Continue reading

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