Non-qualified Stock Options (NSO)

Non-qualified Stock Options (NSO) are stock options that, when exercised, result in ordinary income tax on the difference between the exercise price and the fair market value of the underlying shares.

ISOs v. NSOs: What’s the Difference? Blog Post

When a company issues options to US employees, there are two types it can choose from: incentive stock options (ISOs), which qualify for special tax treatment under the United States Internal Revenue Code, and non-qualified stock options (NSOs), which do not.

Advice on Advisor Option Grants Blog Post

We often are asked by clients about common terms for stock or option grants for advisors. Advisors are typically business or technical people that lend their time and expertise to…


Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code is a complex and often counterintuitive set of tax rules applicable to deferred compensation.