Strategies For When To Exercise Your Stock Options

Strategies For When To Exercise Your Stock Options

If you have been offered stock options by your employer, it’s tempting to see them as a ticket to riches. For some, that’s been true. You don’t have to think hard for recent examples in Silicon Valley. However, getting the options is only a start. In...
Equity Compensation: A Tale of Three Grantees

Equity Compensation: A Tale of Three Grantees

Equity compensation schemes abound in both the startup and corporate worlds.  But they are not all equal, and not all recipients find themselves on a path to riches, contrary to popular perception. As you will see in the experience of three different equity...
Seeking Fairness: 401ks & Highly Compensated Employees

Seeking Fairness: 401ks & Highly Compensated Employees

If you meet the IRS definition of being a highly compensated employee (“HCE”), you may find yourself in an unlikely position come tax-time: having to pay tax on your 401k contributions. But aren’t 401k contributions tax-free?  They are – but as an HCE, you’d...


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