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  • Issuing Equity to Employees in Exchange for Compensation in a Startup
      by HG.org

    Equity may be issued to employees as a form of compensation when a startup company is initially opening for business. The shares, stock or interest may be passed to these workers, but to do so, the owner should understand fully how this could affect him or her and the business both in the startup phase and later when the equity means more.

  • How To Know If Your Broker Is Churning Your Account

    Churning claims arise out of the inherent conflict of interest involved because a financial advisor is compensated by commissions earned in buying and selling securities on behalf of a client. As long as financial advisors are compensated by commissions, the unscrupulous ones will continue to attempt to enrich themselves by excessively trading accounts.

  • Equity Crowdfunding for Startps

    Equity crowdfunding has only recently become available to startups in the United States.

  • Mortgage Closing Disclosure Rules
      by HG.org

    Disclosure is vital in real estate, mortgages and all other manner of transactions. When the disclosures are not performed correctly, it is possible that severe complications may arise, and legal action may transpire. However, there are several guidelines and rules that should be adhered to so that these difficult situations may be averted.

  • Finding Funding and Angel Investors for Your Business
      by HG.org

    Finding funds when initiating the processes of building and creating a new business is often difficult work and may lead many to lose hope of starting something they feel passionately about. However, there are many potential investors that are of help to those that prove to be the right caliber.

  • Individual Investors Can Seek to Recover Losses through FINRA Arbitration

    For individual investors, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) arbitration process provides an opportunity to recover fraudulent investment losses without going to court.

  • Beware of Investment Advisors with Exaggerated Credentials

    When choosing an investment advisor to help grow your nest egg or investment portfolio, you need to choose carefully. You have a lot to lose, and if you choose an inexperienced or untrustworthy advisor, you could find yourself in the position of needing to take legal action in order to recover fraudulent investment losses.

  • A Guide For California Real Estate Investors

    Real estate investors are prevalent in the California real estate market, and they have driven the values for the past few years. What, then, should California real estate investors look out for when purchasing real property as an investment?

  • Lawsuits Filed By Providers and Investors Over Life Settlement Investments

    Life settlement providers, brokers, and investors have filed lawsuits regarding these life insurance investments. For more information about filing a life settlement investment lawsuit, contact the lawyers at Heygood, Orr & Pearson by calling toll-free at 1-877-446-9001.

  • What is a Ponzi Scheme
      by HG.org

    After the recent economic downturn, the news was filled with stories about various Ponzi schemes. Bernie Madoff became notorious for defrauding millions of dollars from high-profile investors through such a scheme. So what is a Ponzi scheme and why is it illegal?


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