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Stock Options and Other Equity Compensation Arrangements for Start-Up Companies

Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar

Third Thursday Emerging Company Webinar:

Stock Options and Other Equity Compensation Arrangements for Start-Up Companies

Thursday, January 21, 2010

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Presented by Gregory Schick, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Start-up companies have unique needs and issues related to implementing stock option and other equity compensation incentive plans for the company's employees and key service providers. This interdisciplinary presentation will highlight some of the many important tax, legal and accounting elements surrounding these plans, including:

  • Why to implement a stock incentive plan
  • Types and features of equity awards
  • Key terms for the stock incentive plan and award agreements
  • Common traps and pitfalls in operating a stock incentive plan
  • 409A and the criticality of fair market valuation
  • Securities law compliance and income tax/financial accounting consequences
  • Other administration issues including new IRS rules on ISO annual reporting

A must for CFOs and anyone considering putting equity incentive plans in place in their company.  

This activity complies with standards for Minimum Continuing Legal Education prescribed by the California State Bar and is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

The LiveMeeting link and dial in will be e-mailed to you once you register.  MCLE certificates will be distributed following the webinar.


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