Founders Insights

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.

However, as of 4:00 p.m. ET on March 16, 2023, market conditions remain stressed, including outside the United States, with the fate of at least one global systemically important bank, Credit Suisse, a particular point of focus.  The latest developments are summarized in this update.

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When Should I Form a Legal Entity?

As startup lawyers, we often receive inquiries from passionate entrepreneurs and founders seeking guidance on when they should consider taking their side projects to the next step by forming a legal entity. Forming a company is a “crossing the Rubicon” moment for any startup. It’s an essential step…