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- Stockholders’ Agreements: Plan Ahead for Owner Exits
Owners of small and mid-sized businesses can spend nearly all of their time running their business, and many times, they do not make time to consider the life changing events that should be addressed in their stockholders’ agreement. Owners hope that the good relationships between owners today will naturally carry forward into the future.
- Issuing Equity to Employees in Exchange for Compensation in a Startup
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.
- Legal Considerations in Using Other People’s Money to Start Your Business
Investments into a new company may take many forms. When the individual has been targeted to become a member of the business, this investment is usually added as an asset or a portion of the company interest or shares are provided in compensation. It is when this is not the case that the matter may become complicated.
- JOBS Act: Initial Public Offering “On-Ramp”
The JOBS Act, signed into law on April 5, 2012, is intended to stimulate job creation and economic growth by improving access to the capital markets for smaller companies. In an effort to facilitate capital-raising for private companies, the JOBS Act created a new class of issuer known as an “emerging growth company,” or an EGC.
- JOBS Act: SEC Must Amend Reg D to Permit Advertising for Private Offerings to Accredited Investors
The Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (JOBS Act) has made several important changes to federal securities laws. One of these changes has been to require the SEC to eliminate the restriction under Regulation D prohibiting general solicitation and advertising in connection with certain private offerings.
- JOBS Act Makes Major Revisions to Securities Laws; Eases Capital-Raising for Smaller Companies
The JOBS Act is intended to stimulate job creation and economic growth by improving access to the capital markets for emerging growth companies. The JOBS Act contains a number of provisions designed to ease capital-raising for private companies, including:
- How to Raise Money for Your Company
For many private and public companies raising funds is essential to get over the hump and on the road to revenues and eventual profits. There are several things companies can do to increase their chances of successfully raising money on favorable terms.
- Venture Capital Terms: A Primer
Whether you are a company looking to raise financing or a potential investor, make sure you understand the important concepts that you will invariably be confronted with in a venture capital transaction. Even if your business is not at the juncture of raising financing, understanding the key terms now will help you start to position the company for an eventual financing round down the road. This Article provides an overview of some of the important terms in a venture deal.
- Financing Independent Film: Tax Credits for Independent Film
Independent film financing and tax credits are linked and play a huge role in making a successful film. Understanding where these credits are and how to obtain them is vital. Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver, experienced entertainment lawyers can help with this. This article lists the credits available in the United States by jurisdiction.