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STARTUP RESOURCE CENTER

Building a business from scratch takes grit and resourcefulness. We are here to help. Fenwick’s startup resource center features articles, videos, checklists, presentations and other tools to help you navigate current challenges and anticipate upcoming issues at every stage of growth, from formation to scaling to preparing for exit. Choose a category to learn more.

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Articles, checklists and guidance for starting a company

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Insights and practical tips for scaling your business

Useful articles and resources to help you protect your IP and bottom line

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409A Guidance on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans for Beginners
A practical guide to Section 409A of the U.S. tax code and post-U.S. tax reform legislative developments. ​​
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What Private Tech Companies Should Know About Rule 701
This rule is an important exemption allowing private companies to issue equity to employees and build the company.
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Carving Up the Pie
Tips for using change in control carve-out plans to incentivize startup employees.
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What You Should Know When Establishing a 401(k) Plan
Access our quick guide for new plan sponsors including complex rules that apply and pitfalls to avoid.
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A Startup Attorney’s Tips to Advance Private Company Diversity
It’s never too early to make efforts to promote diversity in a company, and it may be easier to build that culture sooner, rather than later. Read our tips.
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IP 101 for Startups
What is intellectual property, why is it important and what are the hot-button issues for startups?
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