501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Entities and For-Profit Affiliations

By: Thomas ("Graves") Upchurch In the nonprofit world, organizations are constantly looking for opportunities to increase their impact on society.…


The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and Startups

By: Aylin Daldal   As startups begin to grow their business by moving into new markets, international trade and participation in international…


The What, How, and Why of Nondisclosure Agreements (NDAs)

By: Tyler Stayer From the outset, startups should seek to protect what makes them valuable. This often includes confidential information such as…


Is Your Liability Shield Effective? How To Avoid Corporate Veil Piercing

By: Tyler Miller Nearly every entrepreneur understands that it’s important to form a separate legal entity for conducting their business. Regardless…


FICA and Self Employment Taxes

By: Yitian Cai Previously, our blog has discussed the H-1B “startup visa,” both in the context of the H-1B visa being a workaround for immigrant…


Tax Consequences for Founders

By: Nichollas Dawson Often in the early stages of a business, the most important decision a founder can make involves how their startup will be…


Clarifying an Abstract Idea

  By: Philip Brown A rejection under 35 U.S.C. §101 (“§101 Rejection”) has recently been a common sight for those seeking patents on computer…


Embedding Copyrighted Content: Infringement or Not?

By: Curtis Victor The law, in general, is slow to adapt to technological changes, and the law surrounding copyright infringement provides a great…


Navigating the Board of Directors

By: Tempestt Watts So, you've decided to form a Delaware corporation. Under Delaware law, a corporation must have a board of directors (consisting…


The Uncertain Applicability of the Uniform Commercial Code in an Interconnected World

By: Joe Blackhurst For nearly a century, United States contract law has relied on the default contractual rights, rules, and limitations of Article…