In August, Massachusetts’ Governor signed into law the Massachusetts Noncompetition Agreement Act establishing strict new requirements for noncompetition agreements with employees entered on or after October 1, 2018. Read our client alert.
What steps should startups take before raising venture capital financing? Morrison & Foerster Emerging Companies + Venture Capital partner John Rafferty outlines the top six things founders should do before raising venture capital in his recent article for the Silicon Valley Business Journal. Read the full Silicon Valley Business Journal article.
Failing to file an 83(B) election can be incredibly costly to a startup founder. In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris explains the importance of the 83(B) election.
In this video, MoFo partner Tim Harris specifies several legal issues to recognize when a startup establishes a stock incentive plan.
LLC? C Corp? B Corp? PBC? L3C? The alphabet soup of terminology has created confusion over what corporate forms and certifications are, let alone what one should consider as an entrepreneur.
For companies considering converting to a form of benefit corporation, several factors should be carefully considered. This article details the many factors a social enterprise should examine before converting to a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation or California Social Purpose Corporation.
Hong Kong Partner Thomas Chou shares five costly and avoidable mistakes to avoid when establishing a startup in Hong Kong or China.
There are few things more important to entrepreneurs and investors than managing founder equity and some of the most frequent startup questions we field are about common stock vesting. This piece addresses these questions and explains the fundamentals of vesting. Read the full article.