Blog Category: Guest Blog

Avoid These Common Pitfalls When Granting Stock Options

Taking stock of your stock options

Stock options are a standard feature in nearly every startup and early-stage company. They’re a fantastic tool for recruiting and employee retention while aligning the interests of employees and the company. However, when it comes to granting options, there are simple mistakes companies can make which could haunt them for years to come, potentially impacting […]

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Giving Back Knows No Age

Thoughts from the high school podium

Editor’s Note: We gain experience as we progress in our careers. But does our capacity to give back go up with our paychecks? We asked an ambitious, college-bound high school student for her opinion on the matter. This is what she said. Ever since I was young, I had a strong desire to make a […]

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With Legal Spend Under the Microscope, Options Emerge

Like many industries, legal services is poised for change. Demand for outside corporate legal services is shrinking as more companies bring work in-house or engage providers other than law firms for certain services. As the general counsel of a $2 billion global industrial manufacturer, I saw an opportunity to help companies and law firms adapt […]

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Thoughts and opinions from the nonprofit world

An edited letter from the general counsel of NYSARC, Kathryn Jerian

Providing support and services to more than 60,000 individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities, NYSARC Inc. is the largest nonprofit organization of its kind in New York with 55 chapters across the state. Since joining the legal team at NYSARC in 2012, General Counsel Kathryn Jerian has become vital to the organization’s mission, […]

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Opinion: Breaking the ‘board barrier’

In-house attorneys are often abundantly qualified to be board members, but often they are overlooked as such

Editor’s note: In-house attorneys are often abundantly qualified to be board members, but often they are overlooked as such. In the edited letter below, John Kahle, vice president, general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for Kimball Electronics, a maker of electronics for many industries, wonders why this is. As with many corporate attorneys, Kahle […]

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