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New DC Law Bans Non-Compete Agreements for Employees Making Below $150,000 Per Year

A new D.C. law that takes effect on October 1, 2022, will significantly limit the ability of employers to tie their District of Columbia-based employees to noncompetition agreements.

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SEC Investigates Possible Brokerage Activities Linked to Token Listings

Following the recent filing of the SEC’s insider trading complaint against a former manager of Coinbase Global, Inc. (“Coinbase”), the SEC is now investigating Coinbase.

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What Growth Companies Should Know About The Newly-Broken FTC Deadlock

The latest appointment to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) could lead to greater antitrust enforcement in industries that President Biden previously identified in his 2021 executive order regarding competition.

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Updated: HSR Thresholds Revised (and Lowered) and Early Terminations Suspended Pending Review

On February 1, 2021, the FTC announced revised notification thresholds for determining whether companies or other entities are required to provide notice to the federal antitrust agencies about a proposed transaction under the HSR Act of 1976, as amended.

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Raising Capital Through Private Placements: Rule 506(b) vs. Rule 506(c) Offerings

Startups, and particularly first-time founders, typically find that raising funds is a significant, challenging and time-consuming process.

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Delaware Franchise Tax

A franchise tax is an annual tax a business entity is required to pay in a given jurisdiction as a result of being formed or organized, or for doing business, in that jurisdiction.

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Founder’s Stock: Vesting and Acceleration

Founder’s stock refers to the equity granted, typically in the form of common stock, to founders of a company for their preformation efforts in building the company.

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Selecting the Appropriate Structure for Your Startup

Founders must contend with many important decisions early in the life of a startup, including selecting the appropriate corporate structure.

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