Startups

Franchise tax due by March 1 for Delaware corporations: two methods of calculation, two vastly different results

Just a reminder to those who have Delaware corporations, your annual report and franchise tax payment are both due by March 1. At this point, you have likely already received from Delaware your notification of annual report and franchise tax due, which is sent to a corporation’s registered agent in ...

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Angel Investment Trends: Q3 2015 Halo Report

Canadian Anti-Spam Regulatory Activity

Electronic Signatures – New European Union Regulation

Investors

Unicorn Infographic and 2015 Trends

CB Insights created the below infographic on October 26, 2015 illustrating the rise of unicorn companies since 2011. This graphic is particularly interesting when viewed together with CB Insights' blog post this morning (January 7, 2016) that recaps FY 2015 venture financing data.  CB Insights' recent data shows that while FY 2015 was a ...

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Angel Investment Trends: Q3 2015 Halo Report

Recap of Q3 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region

Factors the SEC Considers in “Bad Actor” Waivers

VC Funds and Tax

100% exclusion for Federal capital gains tax on the sale of QSBS permanently extended

Good news from a tax planning perspective as we head into the new year.  The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was enacted into law on December 18, 2015, retroactively extends certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) that had previously expired.  Of particular interest ...

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Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report

Cayman Islands Revise Exempted Limited Partnership Law and Pass New Legislation Allowing Enforcement of Contracts by Third Party Beneficiaries

IPOs and M&A

The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Items

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Sanjay M. Shirodkar, David P. Lewis and Louis Lehot; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/01/the-hot-list-2016-proxy-season-trends/. As we enter 2016, we want to bring your attention to a few items that we believe will play prominent  roles in the 2016 proxy season.  In 2015, proxy ...

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Audit Firms Must Disclose Engagement Partner

SEC guidance on “catching up” delinquent filers

Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spikes

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