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 »

While no one (even those of us who do this for a living) likes receiving an audit notice in the mail, the process can be less daunting if you understand some of the basics.  While we focus below on IRS audits, most of the concepts are transferable to state tax audits as well. How Likely Are You to Be… Read more »

Choosing a lawyer for your startup is a decision you should consider carefully. Your options may include solo practitioners, small regional firms, large multi-national firms and everything in between. You might even consider relying on online form generators and doing away with engaging a lawyer altogether. Any of these choices may be fine for simple… Read more »