Category Archives: Litigation

General Data Protection Regulation

Starting next year, there will be new and stringent data protection laws in place in the European Union (“EU”) and the European Economic Area (“EEA”) – laws which may have a material impact on business located in the United States.  Effective as of May 25, 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will apply…
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Valuing Employee Equity

As business lawyers, we frequently get questions from our clients about types of equity incentives and valuing equity: Can an employee have options granted at $0.01? Can we give “free” stock to a new executive? The short answer is that yes, a company can do either of those things.  However, because of often-overlooked tax consequences, your new executive or employee is…
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Defined Terms? Fuhgeddaboudit!

In September 2016, the Oxford English Dictionary (“OED”) added the word “fuhgeddaboudit”, among others, as part of its quarterly update.  The term is defined as: “In representations of regional speech (associated especially with New York and New Jersey): ‘forget about it’, used to indicate that a suggested scenario is unlikely or undesirable.”  However, anyone who…
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