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Steven Buchwald

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What Legal Services Do You Need at the 3 Stages of Early Entrepreneurial Growth?

By | Startup Law

We’ve all heard the grim statistics on how many startups fail. Forbes says 90% will fail; Harvard says it’s 75%. Even if you reject those bleak numbers and buy into Inc.’s comparatively chirpy estimate–that only 50% of young firms will fail–it would be understandable if you believe that startups are well, doomed. It isn’t until you ask why startups fail, that a different story emerges …

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New Law to Ease Tax Treatment of Stock Options for Startup Employees

By | Startup Law

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow startup employees to defer the tax owed on exercised stock options for up to seven years. The bill, H.R. 5719: Empowering Employees through Stock Ownership Act, would go a long way to support the startup ecosystem by making it easier for employees of private companies to hold on to valuable but illiquid stock.

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