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Discounted Stock Options and Tax Code Section 409A: A Cautionary Tale

Guest Post By Scott Usher of Bader Martin, P.S. In the startup ecosphere, stock options are commonplace. They’re one way young companies can compensate for sweat equity and lower-than-market salaries or consulting fees, and generally provide recipients with a performance … Continue reading

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Don’t “Defer” Compensation

By Joe Wallin Many times I have seen the following happen: a company is running out of money. In order to keep going, the team is going to have to take pay cuts. The Founder & CEO tells the team–”We’ll … Continue reading

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