The Top Five Considerations for Startups

Starting a new business can be both exciting and challenging. Protecting your business from day one can set you up for success and help you avoid costly litigation down the road. To help set you on the path to success, corporate attorney Liz Bitar covers the Top Five Considerations for Startups, including choice of entity, …

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ProdPerfect Accepted into Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator Program in NYC

MBBP client ProdPerfect was accepted into the Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (ERA), located in New York City. The ERA provides accepted companies with a four month intensive program that helps early-stage companies rapidly progress into viable and venture-scalable businesses. It is New York City's largest accelerator program and has a mentor network of 400+ expert investors, technologists, …

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Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies – Event, May 3rd

Our next venture capital event, Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies, will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by Scott Bleier, the panel will discuss the special considerations that go into a corporate venture capital financial transaction, both from the perspective of …

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Tax Issues for Startups

In his article, Tax Issues for Startups, tax attorney Chip Wry summarizes some of the more significant federal income tax issues that founders may encounter in forming their companies, hiring and compensating employees and other service providers, and raising capital. Chip discusses tax on earnings, investor sensitivities, equity awards, financing terms, and other issues. Read the full …

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Issuance of Founders’ Equity: What’s the Right Slice of Pie? – MBBP Venture Capital Event, December 7

Our venture capital event, Issuance of Founders' Equity: What's the Right Slice of Pie?, will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate attorney John Hession, the panel will discuss the unique challenges and issues surrounding the allocation of equity for early-stage companies. The panel includes: Abi …

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John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting

At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Eastern Region Meeting, corporate attorney John Hession will participate on the panel "Title Founders and Initial Equity Distribution for Startups." The panel will explore equity distribution among founders, universities, management, and employees during new company formation, and the impact of this distribution on the company's success. The …

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Mike Cavaretta Moderating Startup Coalition Panel on Avoiding Legal Snafus

Corporate attorney Mike Cavaretta will moderate the Startup Coalition panel "An Ounce of Prevention: How Startups Can Avoid Legal Snafus." The panel of startup and legal veterans will discuss on which legal precautions startups should focus their limited resources in order to reduce the likelihood of long term consequences on their business. The panel will …

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Carl Barnes Comments on Earnout Disputes in Startup Acquisitions in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal article "Rise of 'Earnouts' Muddies M&A Waters" discusses the increasing landscape of earnout agreements in startup acquisitions. As the article states, earnout agreements are often used in order to settle differences over a company's valuation, but are frequently leading to disputes over milestone payments. MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes remarks that: …

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MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Summer 2017

Our Life Sciences team has published the Summer 2017 edition of its Vector newsletter. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. CORPORATE PARTNER MIKE JABBAWY PARTICIPATING ON SHOOBX STARTUP PANEL On September 26, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will take part in the panel “How …

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Mike Jabbawy Participating on Shoobx Startup Panel

On September 26, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will take part in the panel “How to Start a Startup”. The panel is part of Shoobx’s Startup Series, which features real life stories from startup founders, investors, and community members. Items of discussion will include choosing a form of entity for a business, choosing co-founders, and how to find assistance to …

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