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Private company stock option grants: a founder’s guide to who gets what, when

In a private company setting, after the founders have been issued fully vested or restricted stock under their stock purchase agreements, the employees, consultants, advisors and directors who are subsequently hired commonly receive equity compensation through stock options. There are a number of reasons for this, including ease of administration, macro- and micro-market norms and … Continue Reading

Stock option grant checklist for startups

Stock options are still the most common form of equity compensation used by private startup companies. In order to provide a quick reference tool, our colleagues Cisco Palao-Ricketts and Malaz Moustafa have put together a checklist of the key requirements and best practices for granting stock options. Click here to read the full checklist.… Continue Reading

Equity incentive plan basics

Tyler Hollenbeck and Cisco Palao-Ricketts give their high-level recommendations for founders regarding terms and structure of equity incentive plans. Recommendations discussed include the size of equity plan share pool, authority to approve equity grants, types of equity awards, equity award vesting, transferability and early exercise of stock options. To read the full article on Accelerate, DLA Piper’s dedicated online resource … Continue Reading
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