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  • Making a Difference (and a Profit): Advantages and Disadvantages of Forming or Converting into a “B” Entity

    With the creation of “B” Entities, businesses no longer need to choose between shareholder value and social impact.  Under traditional corporate structures, directors have a fiduciary duty to maximize corporate profits and “shareholder value,” which can drive companies to focus more on short-term earnings than their communities and the environment.  […]

  • What Start-Ups should know about Minority Investor Rights (part 2)

    In our prior post, we identified 8 common means used to protect minority investors’ stakes in start-ups. In addition to considering those, minority investors should be aware of their ability to exit their investments. Typically, investments in privately held companies are illiquid. This can be either positive or negative to […]

  • What Start-Ups should know about Minority Investor Rights

    Business investors, like venture capital funds, angels and other investors, typically receive minority ownership interests. The resulting lack of voting control and limited influence on management control requires these investors to use other means to protect their interests and have a voice in key business decisions. Minority investors should consider […]

  • Start-up Shareholders, Directors, and Officers: Role Reversal? Role Confusion?

    When companies are in their earliest stages, the founders and advisors often serve the company as shareholders, directors, and officers.  However, each role has distinct responsibilities and it is important for founders to be mindful of the particular hat they are wearing at any particular moment and to observe the […]