I Told My Employees That I’m Giving Them Stock Options. Is That Legal?

I Told My Employees That I’m Giving Them Stock Options. Is That Legal?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Many good and generous employers want to share with their employees. The idea behind giving employees stock is a sound one. Employees who are owners may be more invested in the business’s success. They may feel more appreciated. It could give them a sense of...
Is It Legal For Me to Find Investors For A Friend’s Business?

Is It Legal For Me to Find Investors For A Friend’s Business?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Maybe you have a rich friend who is looking to invest in something interesting or fun or worthy. And you have another friend who has just built a better mouse trap, but is living in his mom’s basement. Together, the two could make millions. So you consider...
5 Must-Read Business Books That Might Change Your Life

5 Must-Read Business Books That Might Change Your Life

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
I have a college degree in English Literature. So you would think that I read a lot of novels. You’d be wrong. Since I graduated, I have only read business books and law books. It’s not that I’m boring. (Although I may be that.) Rather, I’m...
Five Steps to More Productive Meetings

Five Steps to More Productive Meetings

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a business owner is making things happen.  You take action on your own schedule.  You control your destiny. Nothing brings this feeling of self-determination to a screeching halt like a business-meeting smack in the middle of...
Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) Attorney

Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) Attorney

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANIES (LLC) Congratulations on making the decision to start your own business! As you already know, one critical aspects of business formation is deciding which legal structure your entity will assume, i.e., a limited liability company or...
Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

Why Do 80% of Businesses Fail In Their First Year?

Alicia Dearn

Alicia Dearn

CEO + Trial Lawyer at Bellatrix PC
Ms. Dearn gives sharp and insightful legal counsel to entrepreneurs and employers so they can advance their businesses fearlessly. She fixes legal problems.
Alicia Dearn
Eric is really angry. Less than a year ago, he started a business with four guys he knew from friends of friends. They shared the dream of opening a sports bar dedicated to soccer that would serve international beer and bar food. They found the perfect spot and signed...
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