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Will Bernat and Chris Lindstrom to Present on Employee Compensation and Equity at The Capital Network Event

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Will Bernat, a partner and co-chair of Nutter’s Emerging Companies group, and Chris Lindstrom, a partner and member of the firm’s Labor, Employment, and Benefits practice group, will present at The Capital Network’s event, “Employee Compensation & Equity: Preparing for Growth.” Will and Chris will address how understanding equity compensation is crucial as you prepare to grow and scale your team; how to create an equity plan that is both attractive to new hires and promotes retention; and best equity compensation practices from a legal and accounting perspective when hiring, firing, and incentivizing your team that will align with your startup’s fundraising and growth goals.

Questions that will be covered include:

  • What is equity and how do you allocate it?
  • As an early stage company with little revenue, how should I think about equity when hiring?
  • How should I structure my non-competes and protect my IP rights?
  • Who should receive equity now and over time?
  • How do I determine “market” compensation for my sector and stage?
  • What is the difference between shares, stock options, and profits interests?
  • What should founders and C-Suite team members receive now and through key milestones?
  • What are the tax implications for my team and me?
  • How should I structure offer letters and termination policies? 

Event details:
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

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