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Cooley U SD 2017:
Stock Options and Equity Compensation


Cooley – 4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA

“We are giving them equity.” What does this really mean and how do you accomplish this simple goal without running afoul of the SEC, IRS, DOL, FTB and a few more government agencies? How does this simple incentive get so complicated with vesting, RSUs, repurchase rights and the dreaded 83b election?

Join us for a board level discussion of how to properly utilize equity compensation in your startup.

Discussion topics include:

  • Basics for equity compensation plans
  • Role of the board in approving plans and grants
  • Valuations, repurchases, and tax traps to avoid
  • Advisor compensation

Cooley U is an invitation-only, hands-on instruction program for first-time board members and entrepreneurs. This program is designed for the first-time entrepreneur or board member who would like to become more knowledgeable about both the legal and practical issues involved in board membership.

This session will feature:

  • Lunch and networking with your peers
  • Instruction by Cooley Partner Thomas Welk and Associate Dani Nazemian
  • Q&A with an experienced local executive and board member

For more information, please email Leah Lowery or call +1 858 550 6465

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