Tax Implications on Businesses After the 2017 Tax Bill

Tax implications and consequences weigh heavily on companies when making strategic business decisions. Among the most important decisions to make is…


The Burgeoning Overlap between Social Enterprise and Investment Capital

Social enterprises are a relatively new and growing sector in the business world.[1] According to a Global Sustainable Investment Review, from…


Startup Financing: Friends & Family Investors

Introduction  So you’ve gotten the idea for your new startup solidified and have determined what entity best fits the needs of your business plan and…


Copyright and APIs: Federal Appeals Court rules against fair use defense in second round of Oracle America, Inc v. Google (2018)

Google's use of APIs were described at trial using the metaphor that Google copied the filing cabinet, but not the files inside In a recent decision,…


The PCT Application – What Is It and Why Does It Matter to Startups?

Patents are territorial; a patent granted in one country has no force beyond its territorial boundary. Simply put, there is no such a thing called…


Hiring for Your Startup? Hourly or Salaried Employees?

How, and how much, employees are paid can make or break your startup. In a previous post, we discussed the differences between interns, volunteers,…


Noncompetes and Startups

Your startup is really starting to take off. Your product is selling well, you’re developing great relationships with suppliers, and your clients…


Tax Consequences of Converting from an LLC to a C Corp

Converting from an LLC to a C Corp is a common occurrence for many startups when they begin looking for outside financing. Two previous blog posts…


The Corporate Leap: The Transition from the S-Corporation to the C-Corporation (Part II)

Section II. The S-Corporation to C-Corporation Transition Process. You may recall that the transition from the C-Corporation to the S-Corporation, as…


The Corporate Leap: The Transition from the S-Corporation to the C-Corporation (Part I)

Many founders will consider a change in their respective company’s legal entity to be a monumental decision. Due to the potential ramifications…