What is an early exercisable stock option? An “early exercisable” stock option is like any other stock option awarded to an employee, consultant, director or other advisor, except that the holder may exercise the option before it has vested. For example, a stock option may vest over a four year period, provided that the optionholder… Read more »

Introduction One of the most important things that a company can do to maintain its value is to take thoughtful steps to protect its intellectual property, its “secret sauce,” so to speak, that sets the product or company apart and makes it valuable to consumers and investors.  There are four main types of protection for… Read more »

Very often founders raise the concern about protecting against dilution.  Specifically, they are concerned that, as they grow their business and issue stock to investors, employees, and advisors, their shares, and therefore their voting power, will be diluted.  They want to know how they can protect themselves, and their company, from losing control.  Often, this… Read more »

Education models that challenge traditional delivery methods are attracting increased scrutiny from state regulators. Every state has laws governing entities offering education within its borders, but those laws – and how they are enforced – vary dramatically from state to state, as well as by the level and type of education offered and the nature… Read more »

Privacy regulation in the EU (including the UK) have undergone significant change: new laws impact any company (even those without a presence in the EU) that operates an EU-facing website to market goods or services to EU-based individuals and/or monitors EU-based individuals, e.g., with cookies or other similar technologies. The changes are far-reaching and will… Read more »