In the January 2018 publication of the Wisconsin Lawyer, Joseph W. Boucher discusses the fiduciary duties of LLC Members and Managers. Read the full article here!
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin The language of business clichés has evolved quickly since the advent of high-tech, high-growth startups. The days of “betting on the right horse” have given way to the hunt for the elusive “unicorn” – in Silicon Valley parlance, the next overnight success with a billion-dollar valuation. In the last […]
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin This post continues the list we started a while back, and contains three more tips for entrepreneurs looking to create, expand and ultimately trade their small businesses for mountains of cash. To refresh the reader: items #1-3 on the list included some very macro-level business basics like connecting with […]
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin The simple act of making a to-do list can be immensely satisfying. Actually doing those tasks and checking them off/crossing them out/tearing them to shreds is pretty fun, too. The following list – admittedly the creation of lawyers and therefore too wordy (hence that “Annotated” part) – is […]
On November 12, 2015 the University of Wisconsin-Madison posted this article by David Tenenbaum, Free legal advice yields valuable benefits to startups, state, where Attorney Joe Boucher is quoted.
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin Are you a startup trying to raise money, but have a real aversion to debt instruments? Or maybe an investor who doesn’t want your original cash back under any circumstances? If so, then Y Combinator, the highly regarded seed accelerator whose stable of startup thoroughbreds includes little mom-and-pop […]
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin The issue of misclassifying employees as independent contractors has been simmering for a while now. Startups and established companies alike have had to take a hard look at their employment structures in light of recent high-profile litigation (*cough* Uber *cough*) and the U.S. Department of Labor’s reiteration of […]
Written by: Attorney Jennifer Knudson On June 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court published its decision in King v. Burwell. In a 6-3 opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts, the Supreme Court upheld the availability of federal subsidies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for taxpayers who purchase health insurance on exchanges established by […]
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin In the last twenty years, business owners and the attorneys who love them have both touted the limited liability company (LLC) entity as a flexible, tax-advantageous alternative to the traditional corporate model, and criticized it as an anemic younger sibling of the once and future C corp king. […]
By Attorneys Joe Boucher and Drew Coursin In the first part of this post, we suggested that entrepreneurs look outside their own tightly-knit circles of founders and co-strugglers to include outside advisors in the startup process. To recap, Part 1 contained the “Why”: outsiders bring experience, fresh perspective and, more often than not, excellent connections to […]