Emerging Companies Partner Quoted on Navigating Start-Up Leadership Disputes

The American Lawyer | April.25.2013

This article, about lawyers advising mobile app technology start-ups in disputes involving multiple founders or early investors, quotes emerging companies partner John Bautista.

According to the article, lawyers who work with tech start-ups are increasingly finding themselves in the middle of resolving founder disputes, which can vary from quickly resolved disagreements about titles to full-fledged splits where resolutions are negotiated over weeks.

"In most cases, it's easy to get people on board [in terms of prelitigation settlements] with equity," said Bautista. "You typically see settlements of 5, 10 or 15 percent of equity." ​