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Rimon Law Group Welcomes Mark Radom, Carl Sherer and Frederick Tsien

News October 1, 2009

Silicon Valley, CA Rimon Law Group is pleased to welcome Mark Radom, Carl Sherer and Fred Tsien to the firm. The three attorneys joining Rimon will strengthen the Silicon Valley firm’s financing, corporate, and intellectual property practice areas. Mark Radom has over 14 years of experience in New York, London and Israel advising investment banks, sovereigns,…

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‘Virtual’ Law Firms Thinking Outside the Legal Box

News September 18, 2009

Rimon Law Group was featured on September 18, 2009 in the San Francisco Business times in an article by legal reporter Eric Young. The story describes the continued growth of alternative-model firms, including Rimon, in the midst of a struggling legal industry. Most of the article can be viewed on the San Francisco Business Times’ website.…

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Important Tax Issues for Companies with U.S. and Israeli Operations

Insights September 17, 2009

If you are a company with operations in both the United States and Israel, you should be aware of several very important U.S. and Israeli Tax issues when you engage in cross border operations. I have set forth below several of the main issues. This list is not exhaustive and only reflects briefly the main…

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Choosing Values for Your New Startup

Insights September 3, 2009

So, you have this great idea, you are sure that it is going to be at least the next Google/Monster/Microsoft/Facebook. Now what? Well, having a great idea is just the first step (and some say the easiest one) in a long long journey towards establishing your own living and kicking business. Since this platform of…

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Tough Marriage?

Insights September 2, 2009

On September 1, 2009, Ebay announced that it would sell 65% of Skype, an internet calling service to a group of investors which includes Silver Lake, a private-equity fund, and a venture-capital firm started recently by Marc Andreessen, founder of Netscape. The price was $1.9 billion in cash, higher than previously expected. Skype was purchased…

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What do entrepreneurs give up to VCs?

Insights September 1, 2009

Lots of young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley these days hope to begin their business, let people know their companies, and furthermore, draw the attention of venture capitalists, who will devote money to their new enterprise. Something that an entrepreneur must keep in mind is something that he must give up to VCs when getting money…

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U.S. Reporting of Undisclosed Foreign Accounts

Insights September 1, 2009

The IRS has now implemented a special approved penalty framework for resolving the civil side of offshore voluntary disclosures and this approved penalty framework is effective till September 23, 2009 at which time the IRS intends to re-evaluate the approved penalty framework. Under the approved penalty framework, the taxpayer has to file correct or amended…

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Clean Tech Companies in Obama’s Administration

Insights Clean Tech Companies in Obama’s Administration Michael Moradzadeh · August 28, 2009

Clean Tech is generally considered to include multiple advanced technologies in four economic sectors: energy, waste, materials, and transportation. These technologies break down in categories such as energy generation and storage, water and wastewater, air and environment, etc. There is no clear-cut definition for a “Clean-Tech” Company, but as shown by its name, a clean-tech…

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What is an S-Corporartion?

Insights What is an S-Corporartion? Michael Moradzadeh · August 19, 2009

S-Corporations are corporations that elect to be treated as pass-through entities by the IRS. In order to qualify for S-Corporation status a corporation needs to satisfy several conditions, including the following: 1) all shareholders must be residents of the United States; 2) the corporation may only have one class of shareholders and may not have more than…

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What is a foreign filing?

Insights What is a foreign filing? Michael Moradzadeh · August 19, 2009

Whenever a corporation or limited liability company does business (i.e. enters contracts or agreements) in a state other than the state in which they are domiciled, they are required to do a foreign filing in that state. For example, if a business is incorporated in Delaware, but has an office and/or employees based in California,…

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