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Cairncross Attorneys are Named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cairncross & Hempelmann is proud to announce that thirteen CH& attorneys have been honored by their peers as “Washington Super Lawyers” for 2016, and three have been named “Rising Stars.” In addition, three Cairncross & Hempelmann attorneys were named “Top Women Attorneys in Washington.”

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Don’t Get Left Empty-Handed: The Importance of Liquidation Preference

In the world of venture capital financing, one of the most important terms, behind price/valuation, is liquidation preference. As a startup company founder, having a solid understanding of liquidation preference is incredibly important, as it could mean the difference between whether or not you collect any proceeds from a sale of your company.

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Choppy Waters: Pacific Sun Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and What This Could Mean for Retail Landlords

Pacific Sun, commonly referred to as “PacSun” by California surfers and 90’s kids, is in financial distress. The trendy skate and surf shop with 600 stores nationwide is just one of many retailers that overestimated consumer demand and expanded too quickly.

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Why Coding Pizza Parties are a Bad Idea

You’ve toiled away for years on your startup and you’ve worked really hard to land a big investor or to strategically position your technology startup for acquisition.

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Ninth Circuit Validates USDOL Tip Pool Rules

In a surprising decision, on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit validated the 2011 Rule by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) prohibiting tip pooling programs that include “back of the house” employees and other workers who are not customarily and regularly tipped (e.g., cooks, dishwashers).

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Noncompete Agreements Becoming Obsolete?

The state House of Representatives may soon send noncompete agreements down the way of the dodo bird . . . toward extinction.

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Noncompete Agreements Becoming Obsolete?

The state House of Representatives may soon send noncompete agreements down the way of the dodo bird . . . toward extinction.

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The Rules on Who Can Invest in Your Startup May Be Changing!

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) is taking a fresh look at the “accredited investor” definition with regard to Rule 506 (the securities registration exemption upon which most startups rely when raising angel and venture capital money). This could affect your ability to raise money for your startup.