Diverse Workforces Go Hand-in-Hand with Increasing Innovation

2020-10-01T09:22:51+00:00August 29th, 2020|Diversity, General Counsel, Start Ups|

Diverse Workforces Go Hand-in-Hand with Increasing Innovation Diverse teams produce better business outcomes, yet companies have struggled for years to implement practices that have resulted in noticeable improvements. While progress in most sectors has been minimal, tech companies in particular have struggled to hire and retain women and minorities. [...]

Diversity Goals Can Be Achieved When Businesses Implement Plans

2020-09-11T21:24:34+00:00August 25th, 2020|Diversity, General Counsel|

Diversity Goals Can Be Achieved When Businesses Implement Plans As the old adage goes, “actions speak louder than words.” Companies have devoted significant time, energy and resources into diversity and inclusion initiatives with the ultimate objective of improving representation. However, without concrete steps to make these goals actionable, diversity [...]

Diversity and Inclusion in Tech: The Pathway Forward

2020-10-01T23:38:19+00:00August 15th, 2020|Diversity, General Counsel|

Diversity and Inclusion in Tech: The Pathway Forward It’s no mystery that tech has a diversity problem. Despite years of pledges to promote more underrepresented candidates and countless diversity reports, the numbers have barely budged. The industry has long paid lip service to diversity ideals, touting how diverse workforces [...]

B Corps vs. Benefit Corporations: Understanding the Key Distinctions

2020-10-07T03:38:20+00:00August 12th, 2020|General Counsel, Start Ups|

B Corps vs. Benefit Corporations: Understanding the Key Distinctions The terms “B Corp” and “Benefit Corporation” are often used interchangeably in common parlance, but they have distinct legal meanings. A number of prominent brands including Patagonia, Lemonade, Ben & Jerry’s, Warby Parker and Kickstarter have attained B Corp status. [...]

Shareholder Agreements: Clauses for Startups

2020-09-01T07:44:42+00:00March 12th, 2020|General Counsel, Start Ups|

Shareholder Agreements: Clauses for Startups Updated: Mar 12 When partnering up with other entrepreneurs, it’s helpful to have a shareholder agreement, sometimes called shareholders’ agreement. These agreements are contracts among the shareholders governing corporate actions as well as rights and duties of the shareholders. Such agreements can be entered into [...]

A New Year— New Labor and Employment Laws

2020-09-01T07:52:32+00:00January 14th, 2020|General Counsel|

A New Year— New Labor and Employment Laws Updated: Mar 12 Every New Year’s Day brings hangovers, earnest resolutions to get to the gym—and new laws, passed during the preceding legislative session and coming into effect the second the ball drops. This year is no different, and companies should pay [...]

Duties of the Board of Directors and Officers

2020-09-01T07:56:59+00:00October 2nd, 2019|General Counsel|

Duties of the Board of Directors and Officers If you have just created your corporation, or are still in the process, one of the first steps is to appoint the members of the corporation’s board of directors. (For more information about forming a corporation and the necessary steps, click [...]

California’s Consumer Privacy Act – How Companies can Prepare

2020-08-31T08:13:25+00:00August 8th, 2019|General Counsel|

California’s Consumer Privacy Act – How Companies can Prepare Updated: Apr 23 August 6th, 2019 If your California company has not yet begun to prepare for the January 1, 2020 deadline for the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), now is the time. The CCPA grants consumers new rights with respect [...]

Breaking Down the Merger and Acquisitions Legal Process

2020-09-01T07:58:28+00:00March 8th, 2019|General Counsel, Mergers & Acquisitions, Start Ups|

Breaking Down the Merger and Acquisitions Legal Process Updated: Apr 23 See related article: Post M&A Integration The “M&A” acronym is frequently - and often frivolously - referenced in a corporate setting; however, while the notion of an M&A may be generally understood, too often the mechanics and requirements involved [...]

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