What Is Intellectual Property?

The rapid growth in the number of recent startups is intimidating.  As more and more novel products and services make their way to market, startups should be concerned with protecting their intellectual property.  But, what exactly is intellectual property? Intellectual property, IP, is defined by the World Intellectual Property Organization as “creations of the mind, […]

How do I Distribute Shares Among Cofounders?

Cofounders of startup companies face many decisions. One of the most pressing decisions that cofounders must make during entity formation is whether each cofounder should get an equal number of shares.  While 50-50 is a perfectly acceptable manner in which to divide the company’s equity, that construct may not be fair to every cofounders.  The […]

What are 4 Challenges Startups Face? – Part I

Startup companies face numerous challenges. Every entrepreneur begins their journey with the hopes becoming the next “unicorn.” Regrettably, the overwhelming likelihood is that the startup will fail within a couple of years from inception rather than becoming a privately-held company valued at $1 billion or more in assets.  Notwithstanding the long odds, entrepreneurs should be […]

What Are The Pros and Cons of a C-Corporation vs. S-Corporation?

Once the decision has been made to incorporate the startup instead of operating as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a limited liability company, the decision-making responsibilities are still not over. The next important decision to be made is whether to operate as a C-corporation or to elect to operate as an S-corporation. The C […]

How Much Does it Cost to Start a California Corporation?

One of the most common concerns from prospective California corporate owners is regarding the costs of incorporation. While this may seem like a fairly straightforward question, the answer is anything but simple. Every corporation is different with its own business goals and objectives. Many different factors should be considered when starting your corporation to ensure […]

What are Potential Legal Issues When Crowdfunding Your Startup?

Many people are turning to crowdfunding in Silicon Valley California in order to fund new startups, non-profit projects, and product development. A multitude of new websites such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe, and Indiegogo provide startups with easy access to numerous, potential, worldwide investors through the internet. Today’s mainstream crowd-sourcing came into existence through the JOBS Act. […]

Independent Contractor or Employee? The Wrong Answer Could Cost You

If all goes according to plan, your startup should be looking to expand and grow. The necessity to hire someone is often inextricably attached to a startup’s growth and expansion.  Startups looking to add additional workers may elect to hire someone who is classified as subcontractors, temporary agencies, labor brokers, franchising management, or licensing and […]

What Are The Pros and Cons Of Incorporating In A Startup’s Home State?

Startup companies considering incorporation have many things to consider when deciding which state is most advantageous to incorporate in.  While the most obvious answer would be to incorporate in the state in which the startup initiated its business, entrepreneurs should explore all of their options to find the best solution to meet the needs of […]


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