Austin, Texas, downtown skyline at sunsetThe American Bar Association is holding its upcoming 2018 Business Law Section Annual Meeting at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX, from September 13 to 15.

Fox partners Emily Yukich and Matt Kittay are organizing a panel discussion entitled “Austin’s Startup Community Global Impact: Featuring SXSW and Central Texas Angel Network.

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Startups represented by seedling growthFor early-stage companies in need of capital, finding potential investors can be difficult and time-consuming, especially when conditions in the capital markets are tight. For many companies, using a “finder,” an individual or entity that identifies, introduces and negotiates with potential investors, to help locate potential investors may seem to be a promising solution to

As every founder knows, starting and scaling a company is an extremely difficult and multi-faceted undertaking. Unfortunately, given the size and complexity of the average founder’s workload, it is no surprise that emerging companies occasionally neglect to ensure that any and all corporate actions taken by the company and its officers are properly authorized and, if necessary, approved by the company’s Board and stockholders.
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Once you have made the decision to incorporate your business, and gone through the formation process, it can feel like your company is ready to take on the world. However, there is one important item that cannot be neglected: the minute book. A minute book is the living official record of a business and contains

A new rule proposed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants limited entrée to entrepreneurs establishing stateside startups.  The “International Entrepreneur Rule” would permit the Secretary of Homeland Security to offer parole (temporary permission to be in the U.S.) to individuals whose businesses provide “significant public benefit.”

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Most successful startup companies will eventually mature to the point where they need to raise a round of institutional venture capital. Such companies face an important decision: whether to seek VC from an east coast or west coast firm. Although the answer will often depend upon the startup’s geographic location and industry, emerging growth companies

Philadelphia Magazine just published an article I wrote examining common legal issues for startups. In it, I provide a checklist for founders looking to establish their businesses while minimizing or avoiding common legal headaches later on. Here’s an excerpt:

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Startup founders make countless decisions

As chairs of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s subcommittee on Angel Venture Capital, Fox Rothschild is undertaking an ongoing analysis of early stage convertible notes and their current market terms. Over a series of blog installments, we will analyze the state of the market and present results of the subcommittee’s informal national survey