Chatterjee Legal Insights

LLC Corporation

LLCs vs. Corporations

When starting a company, one of the first steps is familiarizing yourself with LLCs and corporations and deciding which to incorporate as.

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Equity Split

Equity Splits

Equity is a noncash compensation option that translates to partial ownership in a company. It is often given to early founders and other financial supporters.

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SAFEs

SAFEs

Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFEs) have become increasingly common. The document was first authored by Y Combinator lawyer Carolyn Levy as a replacement for

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Phantom Stock

Phantom Stock

Phantom stock gives holders the benefits of stock ownership without actual grants of equity taking place.

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409a valuation

409A Valuation

A quick primer on the 409A Valuation process and what function it serves for startups and other businesses.

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Initial Public Offering

Initial Public Offering

An initial public offering (IPO) occurs when a privately owned company lists its shares on a stock exchange, making them available for purchase by the

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83(b) election

83b Election

For startups and other companies issuing equity subject to vesting restrictions, familiarity with the §83(b) election is essential.

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