In The News Publication: Newsday

Founders’ agreements can help partners avoid messy breakups

You must recognize each founder usually brings unique skills and value to a company, says Farrell Fritz law Alon Kapen, a partner in emerging companies and venture capital at the firm in Uniondale.

  • Stock issues. Founders should approach initial stock ownership knowing this could change later when outside investors are brought in, he says. In general, restrictions on shares should reflect the nature of each founder’s contribution.

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