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Can a founder 'gift' pre-existing assets to a company after hiring a cofounder?

I live in the U.S. Suppose that I create a company with a deposit of $10,000 and want to bring in a cofounder for an equity stake of 15% in this company. I have personal assets like computer code, ...
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What are my options to ensure equity in the yet-to-be-registered company, I am freelancing for?

To begin with, I am a college student and I don't have much understanding of the law in US and of India, of which I am a citizen. Now, I have been approached by X, who is going to start a company Y. ...
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Understanding incentive stock options in a consulting contract for a startup

I have a verbal agreement with a pre-seed startup to do some work for them on a part-time, consulting basis. We had agreed to some cash and a specific equity percentage and vesting schedule (x% over y ...
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Can non-US citizens own equity in US companies?

Can a non-US citizen who has never been to the US own equity in a company that is only incorporated in the US?
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What does upon conversion mean?

What does it mean when an investor say "I will give you $100k in exchange for 10% equity upon conversion"? What does upon conversion exactly mean in layman's terms?
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Legal status of an ongoing situation pending an appeal

Apologies for the title. I could not think of a concise and accurate way to phrase it. I will phrase this question in terms of charitable trusts, but my question is really about the general principle....
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Which companies need to comply with Sarbanes Oxley?

Some companies issue private offerings that are exempt from registration. Some register with the SEC ahead of a public offering. Some become reporting companies. When exactly does the Sarbanes-Oxley ...
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Were two black men legally removed from a Philadelphia Starbucks?

Recently, two black men who were not patronizing a Starbucks - but waiting inside for a friend - were arrested for trespassing. Starbucks Philadelphia arrest: CEO apologizes to two black men arrested ...
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Can an American own part of a Canadian-based corporation?

Combination of New York State (USA) and Ontario (CAN) jurisdictions here. If a New Yorker/American wishes to take partial ownership (equity) in an Ontario-based corporation, are there any special ...
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Software Developer in a Startup Company

I'm a software developer who developed a SAAS (software as a service) system for a startup company. I can't provide any additional details into the company since it's under an NDA but they shouldn't ...
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Equity compensation for a foreign worker

Can an employee working from India get equity compensation from the employer who is registered in the USA? The employee does not hold a work visa in the USA and the employer does not have a registered ...
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What does equitable mean, especially in special education law?

I understand equitable as it's used in ordinary speech, but not in the legal sense, apparently. Here is some legal text I'm having trouble understanding: "In order to have a chance at ...