Distressed Bank Update as of March 16, 2023

In the three days since federal authorities announced sweeping measures to protect depositors of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank and help prevent additional bank failures (as discussed in our update of March 12, 2023), the U.S. banking system appears to have stabilized, at least temporarily. […]

Short-Term Cash Management Alternatives

In response to recent client questions regarding the various considerations and options for holding short-term funds, we have prepared a reference chart comparing certain key characteristics of demand deposits with government securities, money market funds, and other short-term cash management instruments. Please note that this information is […]

Distressed Bank Update as of March 12, 2023

At 6:15 p.m. ET on March 12, 2023, the Department of the Treasury, Federal Reserve, and FDIC announced “actions enabling the FDIC to complete its resolution of Silicon Valley Bank, Santa Clara, California, in a manner that fully protects all depositors. Depositors will have access to all […]

Silicon Valley Bank Update as of March 11, 2023

Below is an overview of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and what we expect to happen next. This reflects information as of 4:00 p.m. PT on March 11, 2023. We note that it is an evolving situation; we will provide updates as warranted in the […]

How to Protect Your Startup With Insurance Requirements in Vendor Contracts

Every startup will eventually have contracts with third-party vendors and suppliers to provide goods and services to the company. Taking proactive steps to ensure that the insurance requirements in your vendor contracts accurately reflect the needs of your company is vital to avoid complicated insurance issues and […]

Overseas founders and employees: What do I need to know?

Businesses face several considerations when onboarding founders or employees who reside in foreign countries. These issues also apply to U.S.-based founders and employees who move to a foreign jurisdiction and work remotely.

Surprise! Interns are Likely Employees.

As the summer quickly approaches, it’s the time of year that many employers consider hiring an intern for the summer.  Start-up companies may view this as an opportunity to hire students as “cheap” or “free” labor.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions about unpaid interns.  The […]

Proposed International Entrepreneur Rule Gives Startup Founders Temporary Stay in U.S.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing to grant work authorization to foreign entrepreneurs who raise substantial capital for companies they start. USCIS estimates some 3,000 foreign entrepreneurs may qualify annually. USCIS expects this new proposal to create jobs, facilitate research and development and increase innovation […]

Startup Operations – Identifying & Navigating Legal Risks

Many entrepreneurs have a good understanding of statutory limitations and regulatory constraints on the operations of the businesses they are starting.  That understanding often comes as a result of familiarity gained from years of experience operating in an industry.  Other entrepreneurs may be newer to an industry, […]