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What if I pay my investors in stuff rather than money?

One of the easiest ways to raise money for a venture is to structure the raise in such a way that the securities laws do not apply.  To do this, it is necessary to be very familiar with the definition of a security.  If an instrument does not meet the definition, there is no need […]

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Be aware of the tax incentive to get investors in your business before the end of the year!

The recently passed federal Small Business Jobs Act allows a taxpayer to exclude from taxable income any gain realized on small business stock acquired after September 27, 2010 and before January 1, 2011 and held for at least five years.  This applies even to those taxpayers subject to the Alternative Minimum Tax. The business must […]

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