6. Stock, Stock Options, "Equity"

"My mistake was buying stock in my employer.
Now I worry about the lousy work I’m turning out."
Marvin Townsend, Cartoonist

Read our Newsletters and Q & A’s:

i. Basics

  1. NL 1: FMLA – Great Tool to E-x-t-e-n-d Employment
  2. NL 2: Long Term Incentive Compensation: 10 Basic Concepts
  3. NL 3: Offer Letter or Company Plan – Which One Governs?
  4. NL 4: “Employer Ask You to Sign an Agreement? Ask Your Employer to Pay Your Legal Cost”
  5. QA 1: “Can you explain what ‘warrants’ are?”
  6. QA 2: “What happens to my employee equity if the company is sold or IPO’d?”
  7. QA 3: “What is a ‘change of control’ for vesting purposes?”
  8. WD 1: Blackout Period – Key Words & Phrases
  9. WD 2: Carried Interest – Key Words & Phrases
  10. WD 3: Voluntary – Key Words & Phrases

ii. Acquiring

  1. NL 1: “Forming or Joining a Start-Up? – 16 Questions that Need to Be Answered”
  2. NL 2: Negotiating Employment with a “Private Equity” Firm – 7 Surprises to Expect
  3. NL 3: Negotiating Stock, Options, Etc., in a Very “Relative” Way
  4. NL 4: Offered a Position and Shares in a Start-Up? – 10 Traps in the Legal Papers, and Your Ways Out
  5. NL 5: RSU’s: Restricted Stock Units – 8 Essential Insights
  6. NL 6: “In-The-Meantime” Clause – This is One to Remember, and Request
  7. NL 7: “Need a Work Document from HR? Afraid to Ask? – Here’s How”
  8. QA 1: “How can I negotiate more equity in a start-up venture?”
  9. QA 2: “How do I ask a new employer for an equity stake?”
  10. QA 3: “How do I negotiate an equity position in a new company”
  11. QA 4: “How does an offer of ‘equity’ from an employer work?”
  12. QA 5: “How to request ‘ownership interests’ from Private Equity employers.”
  13. QA 6: “Investing in my employer owned by new Private Equity; any concerns?”
  14. WD 1: Cashless Exercise – Key Words & Phrases
  15. WD 2: Good Leaver – Key Words & Phrases

iii. Losing

  1. NL 1: Hey, it’s May – Time to Update Your Annual “Equity Inventory”
  2. NL 2: Robbery by Repurchase Rights – A Private Equity Story
  3. QA 1: “Can a severance agreement require that my husband give up vested stock and stock options?”
  4. QA 2: “On FMLA. Don’t want to return, but want unvested stock. What can I do?”
  5. QA 3: “When laid off, can I get my unvested options vested?”
  6. WD 1: Clawback – Key Words & Phrases

“If you live your life the right way,
your later years will not be a winter,
but rather a harvest.”

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