Category Archives: Business Formation

  1. Valuation

    Common models used to value a company, how these apply to startups, stock valuation, stock option valuation, and comparisons with US GAAP accounting valuation. Common Company Valuation Methods Market Capitalization Most people are familiar with terms like “market cap” if they have any interest in publicly traded stocks.  Market capitalization is a method that can…

  2. Types of Equity Discussion

    You developed the next big app. You created the next trendy social media site.  You may have formed an entity and developed a big business plan.  Now how do you get the information and funding needed to grow this potential million-dollar project? This article series will explain, in layman’s terms, some of the things that…

  3. What You Need to Know About Online Contracts

    Here are some of the specific issues faced by SaaS, cloud computing, social networking, and other online service companies. Online E-contracts One of the common questions in dealing with tech companies deals with legal and contractual questions when you don’t have an actual customer sitting in your office that you make a deal and sign…

  4. Capitalization, Cap Table, & Initial Accounting

    This article will serve as an explanation of some of the basics around the formation and structure of a corporation.  I am using examples for a typical corporation, but many of the concepts can apply to LLCs and the issuance of units to represent membership interests instead of stock. I)  Capitalization People need to have…

  5. Guide to Business Entities

    Businesses can be categorized by law in several manners. And these classifications matter when it comes to determining how a business is recognized, how it’s taxed, and the personal liability, or lack thereof, of the business owners. Knowing how their business is set up and how it is categorized under the law is crucial for…

  6. What Exactly Is A PPM (Private Placement Memorandum) And Why Do I Need One To Raise Money?

    This article goes over the basic information about what a PPM is, when and why you may need one.  This information is being provided as a general overview and a basic education of the common terms and federal securities laws involved with a PPM.  Each state has its own securities laws and the discussion in…

  7. The Three Keys To A Great Law Firm

    After over 15 years of practicing law and being fortunate to own my own law firm for most of that time, I began to ponder what clients really look for in selecting a law firm.  Last year brought businesses many challenges that we never would have imagined we would face when 2020 started.  With these…

  8. Important Considerations When Choosing An Entity Structure

    Why do I need an entity? The primary reason clients set up an entity is to separate the liability of the business from the individual owners. We represent many clients who need assistance in choosing the right entity structure for their business. What’s the best type of entity for my business? In short, it depends….

  9. What do my investors expect from a fundraise?

    Our firm is often engaged by real estate investors and entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital for their projects or companies.  A company may raise capital as either debt or equity. To raise capital as equity, a Company must undertake an offering of Securities. The definition of Securities in the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Securities…

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