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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Venture Capital Lawyer: Seed Round Finance Instruments

Seed rounds typically involve one or more of the following instruments: convertible notes, simple agreements for future equity (“SAFEs”), convertible preferred stock, and common stock. Convertible notes are the most common instrument used for seed round fundraising, however, SAFEs are becoming more popular. Common stock is the simplest and easiest to use instrument for seed […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Columbus Venture Capital Lawyer: Seed Series A, Series B and Series C

Companies raise money in several different phases. These phases are commonly divided into the following rounds: Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C (additional rounds added if necessary). Each round attracts different types of investors and generally raises a higher amount as each round passes. In general, companies use the funds from each round […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Commercial Docket

Last week a client came to me and asked if there was anything I could do to expedite his lawsuit. He wanted to go to trial ASAP, come hell or high water, and he wouldn’t take no for an answer. I told him that in order to get a trial that soon, he’d have to […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Guinea Pigs Wanted for Post Literate World

It’s been a while since my last blog posting, and I’m afraid that this one will come off as less an expression of legal scholarship than as a frustrated rant. I’ll begin with just one question: Does anybody read what they sign anymore? I don’t want to comment too specifically on ongoing litigation, but let’s just say […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

When the Condo Collector Comes Calling

Condo living. At its best, it is a neighborly and efficient way to share costs and provide for amenities that might otherwise be prohibitively expensive to support and maintain on your own. (Unless you already have your own swimming pool, tennis court, and weight room, in which case, te salut.) At its worst …well, I’m pretty […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Anthony Law’s Litigation Practice Wins Large Commercial Jury Award

Anthony Law’s Litigation Practice Wins Large Commercial Jury Award Just this week, Attorneys Vince Zuccaro and Andrew Randol received the Judgment Entry (Pleadings-123-Court-Judgment-Entry) from their September 2017 jury verdict in Delaware County[1]. The total damage: $35,670 for breach of contract, $233,490[2] for civil theft, and $45,000 in punitive damages, for a total judgment of $314,160. A separate award of attorney […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Discrimination Lawsuits in the News Related to Background Checks

Social Media Passwords and Employment There have been cases, during background checks, of Employers asking for passwords to social media websites during interviews, this has been strictly scrutinized because it can lead to protected information being revealed, such as religious affiliations, family size, family obligations, and more. By asking for access to this information Employers […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

The Americans with Disabilities Act What Employers Need to Know

Although the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) has been around for some time, many employers are often unsure of their obligations toward the disabled employee as well as their responsibility to safeguard the disabled employee’s health information. Should other employees be told that a co-worker is suffering from Cancer? HIV? Alcoholism? All of these conditions […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

Medical Marijuana and Employment

Ohio recently passed legislation legalizing medical marijuana in varying forms. This legislation goes into effect on September 6, 2016. Along with a multitude of other legal issues surrounding this new legislation, employment law will be impacted in a big way. Here are some interesting facts about medical marijuana certification and employment: Since medical marijuana is […]

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Feb. 27, 2018

E-Signatures

For a variety of reasons, businesses of all shapes and sizes have begun the process of going paperless. However, one stumbling block to this process presents itself when a document requires a signature. Typically, this requires printing the document, signing it yourself, faxing it to the other party, waiting for them to print, sign, and […]