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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.

  • Legal Considerations in Using Other People’s Money to Start Your Business
      by HG.org

    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.

  • Managing Retirement Benefits of Trust or Trusteed IRA

    Congratulations on making the decision to plan for your retirement accounts through a trust or trusteed IRA. You’ve selected a cost-effective, responsible plan for your future. Now the question is, “What do I do in this plan?”

  • Reverse Mergers 101

    Traditionally, private companies become publicly traded by registering an offering under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Another established method for private companies to obtain public company status is through a Reverse Merger (“Reverse Merger”) with a public shell company.

  • JOBS Act: Initial Public Offering “On-Ramp”
      by TroyGould

    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: Small Public Offerings – New Regulation A+
      by TroyGould

    On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed into law the “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act” (JOBS Act). The JOBS Act is intended to facilitate the creation of new jobs by easing securities law burdens on capital-raising activities by smaller companies.

  • JOBS Act: SEC Must Amend Reg D to Permit Advertising for Private Offerings to Accredited Investors
      by TroyGould

    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
      by TroyGould

    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.


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