Stock Options

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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
In the startup ecosphere, stock options are commonplace. They’re one way young companies can compensate for sweat equity and lower-than-market salaries or consulting fees, and...
Anonymous
(Manager Corporate Accounting)
2M RSU's were granted in 2012 and are vesting over a four year period. The RSU's are being "settled" using Treasury shares. The fair value of the underlying stock is...
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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
Exercising a stock option is not always as straight forward as you might expect. The reason? Taxes. How to Calculate the Tax on the Exercise of an NQO “Spread” means the...
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Scott Kleinberg
Title: CFO
Company: Undisclosed
(CFO at Undisclosed)
I'm curious if recent private company option repricings have included terms other than just price, i.e. changes to vesting, numbers of shares outstanding, option life, etc.  ...
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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
  Companies and service providers to companies frequently confront this question. Which is better: an Incentive Stock Option (aka a statutory stock option) (an “ISO...
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Bob McCarthy
Title: CFO
Company:
(CFO)
We are a private, venture capital backed company.  in a recent meeting with our Comp Committee there was discussion about increasing use of stock grants to high performers to...
Anonymous
(CFO)
We have an exiting employee who has stock options.  We are buying out his vested options, for cash, at just under the 409A valuation price.  It's called out as a...
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Joe Wallin
Title: Partner
Company: Davis Wright Tremaine
(Partner at Davis Wright Tremaine)
Congratulations, you’ve gotten your company off the ground.  You’ve incorporated, issued founder shares and filed 83(b) elections, adopted a stock option plan, granted...
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Michael Scherbourg
Title: CFO
Company: Miklan
(CFO at Miklan)
We are looking to bring on a sales leader for commission only. That is, if it is legal to hire someone for only sales percentage (and stock options). Is there any issue with that? CA...