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- Article #7 – Summary and Plan of Action for Stock Option, Restricted Stock, Cash and Phantom Stock Plans
This is article #7 of a 7 article series. In this article #7, I give you 7 steps to implement your stock option plan, restricted stock plan, cash plan, phantom stock plan or stock appreciation rights. To review, there are two types of incentive plans: equity plans and cash plans. I discussed equity plans, that is, stock option plans and restricted stock, in prior articles #2-5. I discussed cash plans, phantom stock plans and stock appreciation rights in article #6.
- Article #6 – Cash Plans, Phantom Stock Plans and Stock Appreciation Rights
In this article #6, I explain how you use cash plans, phantom stock plans and stock appreciation rights. To review, there are two types of incentive plans: equity plans and cash plans. I discussed equity plans in prior articles #2-5. With an equity plan, you give employees stock options or restricted stock. Equity means ownership, so with an equity plan you give ownership in the company to the employees.
- Equity Plans, including Stock Options and Restricted Stock - Article 2
In this article #2, I explain how you use equity plans, that is, stock option plans and restricted stock plans to reward and encourage your employees. Equity means stock or ownership, so with an equity plan you give ownership in the company to the employees. This article applies to both stock option plans and restricted stock plans.
- The Frankfurt Stock Exchange for Indian Issuers
Indian companies are accessing the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (“FSE”) and other foreign capital markets in search of capital and liquidity for their shares. The Entry Standard of the FSE is an appealing option for Indian issuers seeking an access point to European capital markets. By Brenda Lee Hamilton, Attorney
- Investor Relations 101
Investor relations involve the dissemination of information regarding a publicly traded company to create awareness of the public company and its business and to increase its stock price. The person who provides the investor relations services is known as a “Stock Promoter”. Stock promoters have used illegal practices and are often the subject of enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) is the stock promoter.
- FINRA Rule 6490
FINRA Rule, 6490, recently enacted in September 2010, requires issuers of equities and debt securities not listed on exchanges to provide timely notice to FINRA of certain corporate actions. These corporate actions include name changes, forward stock splits, reverse stock splits, distributions of cash or securities such as dividends, stock splits and other actions, and rights and subscription offerings.
- New Listing Standards for Reverse Merger Issuers
On July 9, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) approved rules to increase the standards for companies going public through a reverse merger to list on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), American Stock Exchange (“AMEX”) and the NASDAQ Stock Market (“NASDAQ”).
- Using Involuntary Dissolution to Resolve Shareholder Disputes
Shareholders and partners are like married couples: they fight. It makes no difference that the dispute is between deadlocked equal partners, or between minority and majority shareholders. In both cases, the shareholders and partners need a divorce.
- Why Have Share Transfer Restrictions for Closely Held Corporations (or even LLC’s)
Most people have investments that include stocks that are publicly traded, with the New York Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ. It is expected that shareholders will from time to time trade their shares. There are such large numbers of stock issued by a particular corporation that usually no transfer even affects who controls the corporation.
- Shareholders Have Rights to Demand Corporate Financial Information
Minority shareholders of corporations are not powerless in their efforts to monitor the financial activities of the majority shareholders or the officers of the corporation. On the contrary, complete and full disclosure of financial activities of the corporation is mandated by the Florida Statutes.