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Even CEOs Get Fired: Protecting Executives, Entrepreneurs and Employees in California

The Problem/Conundrum/Solution CEOs, presidents and founders get fired all the time, especially in dynamic, deal driven Silicon Valley. What separates those suffering at the end of a professional relationship from those with leverage is what they do before it begins. Firing – Can be good, bad, or horrible Economically irrational firings happen all the time […]

Equity & Incentive Compensation Arrangements for Employees of Startups

This practice note provides a brief introduction to the equity and incentive compensation plans and agreements that startups often use to attract and retain key personnel. To effectively advise startups, and the investors that frequently finance them, it is imperative to understand startup equity and incentive compensation structures, and why and how they may differ […]