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A common issue for founders of Silicon Valley startups is finding investors before they have any traction in order to fund the very business operations that will create traction. While founders typically spend a lot of time seeking capital from “angel” investors in order to...

An Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is an event in which a new cryptocurrency project sells a portion of its cryptocurrency tokens to early enthusiasts in exchange for convertible virtual currency (e.g., bitcoin, ether) or government fiat.   ICO “tokens” or “coins” are, in essence, digital coupons...

In the last few decades, many AgTech businesses have found it increasingly difficult to navigate the multitude of tax laws imposed by states and localities. The process of determining the correct tax base, collecting tax from customers, and remitting that tax to the appropriate authority...

State-legal marijuana businesses operate in a twilight zone: Legal for state purposes, but illegal for federal. In this gray zone, many tax traps hide, waiting for the unwary. This article will help make you a little more wary. Let’s begin by looking at marijuana businesses from...

From a nontax standpoint, the purchaser of a corporate business often prefers buying the target corporation's stock rather than its assets. A stock purchase is usually easier to accomplish than an asset purchase and is often necessary to avoid interruption of contractual and other relationships...

Individuals who make Section 83(b) elections are no longer required to file a copy of the written election statement with their income tax returns. Section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”) taxes service providers on the receipt of property, including stock, for...

Foreign startups “flip” into a U.S. corporate legal structure for various considerations, including: exit opportunities (whether through acquisition or the public market); potential higher valuations; broadening their investor base (some U.S. institutional investors may have internal rules prohibiting their investment in non-U.S. companies); and most...

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