Down Round

Term Main definition
Down Round

A round of funding  in which the valuation of the company is lower than the valuation utilized in the immediately previous funding round.  Sometimes, a down round involves anti-dilution adjustments in favor of the previous investors.

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  • TRADE SECRETS

    A trade secret can be any valuable information - valuable for its technological or commercial applications - if the owner takes the appropriate ongoing and consistent efforts to protect: its secrecy. The Nick Yocca Law Firm intellectual property attorneys work closely with clients to identify and protect their trade secret assets. secrecy programs. confidentiality agreements, protecting trade secrets from misappropriation.
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  • SECURITIES

    The Nick Yocca Law Firm’s Securities Group handles all types of securities issues for businesses or individuals: advice on insider trading. legal compliance programs. working with directors and officers insurance. issues concerning securities law disclosure obligations. internal investigations. government investigations (SEC, FINRA or state). Board or shareholder disputes. M&A, takeovers, and proxy contests. broker-dealers. investment advisors.
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  • CORPORATE

    Our practice includes clients in all stages of business, from advising startup companies in search of financing, to representing clients in transactions and ongoing capitalization efforts, to serving as counsel in ongoing corporate governance, succession planning, or mergers and acquisitions. The Nick Yocca Law Firm corporate attorneys have broad experience in all areas of corporate law, including:     Finance     Board counseling     Equity compensation     Regulatory compliance     Securities and capital markets
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  • REAL PROPERTY

    Real Estate Transactions Our real estate practice involves all aspects of real property for companies throughout their life cycle, from start-up to public company. acquisition. financing. development. construction. disposition. leasing. limited liability companies.
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  • ESTATE PLANNING

    We do trusts and estates. Do yourself and your family a favor and engage an expert estate or elder law attorney to do a proper estate plan for you.  It is always a good idea to have a will and living trust. If your estate needs to be administered through the Probate process, there will be additional complications and expenses involved. Your loved ones could have your assets within sixty days, easily avoiding enormous costs and inconveniences of Probate, by having a well-drafted estate plan with a pourover will to a living trust.  If you have minor kids, do you want to make them wards of the court? Of course absolutely not! You need a will to appoint the guardians of your choice. If you have any real estate, do you want your heirs to lose all power of sale of your property? Of course not! You need a trust to hold title. If you have other property, do you want the court to hold a somewhat protracted and very public legal proceeding to divide your treasured personal keepsakes and memories? No! You should have a will and a trust.  It is always a good idea to also have up-to-date beneficiary designations on all your accounts, life insurance policies and other assets.  But these are not a complete solution.  There are many assets that are not transferred by a beneficiary designation, also there can often be forgotten or overlooked assets, or perhaps assets will come into existence, and death might hypothetically involve a recovery in a wrongful death action against another party. More likely, there could be tax refunds, unclaimed funds, an unexpected inheritance, or other found money.
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  • PRIVACY AND CYBERLAW

    We help companies with compliance issues relating to privacy, cybersecurity,e-commerce, social media, advertising practices, consumer disclosures, warranties and other consumer protection matters. Crisis management strategies: Coordinating breach notification responses and other regulatory obligations Liaising with federal government, state law enforcement and regulatory officials Assisting companies with prompt and effective media strategies Counseling: Counseling related to compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations governing e-commerce, web sites, privacy, social media, data security, online advertising and related issues Advising on data compliance strategies and the development of data protection and Internet enforcement compliance programs Audits: Overseeing network security, privacy and cybersecurity compliance audits Conducting assessments of privacy and data security programs Preparedness: Advising boards of directors and in-house counsel on privacy and cybersecurity policies and procedures, risk management frameworks, incident response plans, and preparedness Advising on legislative and regulatory developments Transactional due diligence: Performing privacy and information security due diligence in support of mergers and acquisitions Advising on all aspects of privacy in corporate transactions
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