Entries by Ryan K. Hew

What’s with All this Paperwork V: Corporate Records

Reading Time: 4 minutes In last week’s post I covered some unique features of an operating agreement.  This week, continuing on our tour of paperwork that startups and small business owners should be familiar with, we go back to corporate paperwork.  Today, I will talk about three general documents that you will repeatedly see running a corporation.  They are […]

FAQ: Are Stock Certificates Necessary (under law)?

Reading Time: < 1 minute My Short Response: No. ^Shortest post on my blog. More to come later! — *Disclaimer:  This post discusses general legal issues, but does not constitute legal advice in any respect.  No reader should act or refrain from acting based on information contained herein without seeking the advice of counsel in the relevant jurisdiction.  Ryan K. […]

What’s with all this Paperwork? Part III Corporate Bylaws

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week’s post was about the differences between the internal documents of bylaws and operating agreements, and what their purpose is as opposed to the Articles documents.  This week and next, I will take a closer look at the in-depth documents, bylaws and operating agreements, separately and mention a couple things that startups and small […]

What’s with all this Paperwork? Part II Bylaws and Operating Agreements, Keep it In the House!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Quick reminder before I dive into this week’s Draw the Law, I have a talk under Pacific New Media on Social Media and that Law.  Check out the info here. So last week I talked about Articles of Incorporation versus Articles of Organization.  Recall, that the former were for corporations, and the latter was for […]

Boilerplate Blurb: Counterparts.

Reading Time: 2 minutes So Boilerplate Blurb is back! . . . well, on a non-regular basis, but I will try and give you business owners the riveting details of those Miscellaneous Provisions sections of your 80 to a 100-paged agreements. Today’s provision is the Counterparts provision. What does it Look Like? Generally, it looks something like the following: […]

What is all this Paperwork? Part I: The Difference between Articles of Incorporation and Articles of Organization

Reading Time: 3 minutes So this is continuing the trend I started two weeks ago, as I realized Startup Weekend Honolulu was approaching, and a lot of first time startup people have frequent questions.  By the way, other fun events are coming up in Honolulu (with me speaking or people who are more entertaining because it is not with […]

It’s all About the Trade, Part I: Trade name vs. Trademark

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last week, I discussed equitable remedies in breach of contract situations.  I would like to shift gears for a while and do some information specifically aimed at startups, as this upcoming weekend is Startup Weekend Honolulu at the Box Jelly, coworking space.  If you have not signed up, you can check out the info here, […]