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Securities Exemptions for Employee Stock Options (Rule 701)

By Amy Riedel   Once a growing startup begins to take on employees and advisors, one of its first considerations is incentivizing key team members or key advisers with equity.  Often, these are awards in the form of options or grants. A stock option gives the holder the ability to buy stock at an agreed …

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Equity Crowdfunding in Washington: The New Frontier in Venture Capital?  

By Amy W. Riedel As many of you may know, Washington State’s governor, Jay Inslee, signed the Washington State Jobs Act on March 28, 2014.  Our very own Peter J. Smith blogged about this development last spring. By enabling crowdfunding on the state level, Washington State is providing a more immediate solution for entrepreneurs and …

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