We recently spoke with partners at Fenwick & West, about the laws and regulations concerning compensation, how they’re applied to employee tender offers, and what steps companies can take to maximize the benefits to employees, and reduce cost and future risk.
The new tax law offers relief for some employees who might otherwise have been forced to hold options or let them expire because of a large tax bill. But the new code doesn’t remove every obstacle in the way of employee liquidity—and one provision ostensibly designed to do so looks like it will fall well short.
In order to conduct or facilitate a private tender offer, companies are often required to disclose confidential information they’re used to guarding closely. Learn more about what leading a tender offer may need to share the following with employee sellers.
We recently spoke to Craig Jacoby, legal specialist on secondary financing, about how companies should balance controlling their capitalization tables with providing liquidity opportunities to employees, and how to best manage some of the risk involved.
Clients of the Private Bank may face reduced tax savings starting in 2017 due to new Treasury Department regulations. These new rules will impact many families’ estate plans, and we suggest that investors and executives review their current structures as soon as possible. Changes may not be needed immediately, but an assessment of your estate plan may be prudent.
Great founders know the potential risks of doing business and accept or avoid those risks enthusiastically. However, many founders fail to protect themselves from financial risks, both personal and professional, that might be mitigated with the right policies. Proper insurance coverage can save time and money while providing peace of mind for the individual, loved ones and co-founders.