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Startup Workers Wrestle With Stock Options as Company Exits Stall

Co-Chair of Mintz's International Practice Larry Naughton spoke to The Wall Street Journal about the difficult choices that startup workers are facing regarding cashing in on stock options. Larry said, "Whether a company responds to employee dismay depends on the situation. For the shareholders who are not employees, it is not really an issue if the employee shareholders aren't getting the price they had hoped to get for their shares." He continued, "One definite impact it does have, however, is on the morale of the employees. If they've concluded that their equity isn't worth what they thought it was worth 12 months ago, then that is discouraging, companies are more likely to lose valuable workers in such a scenario."



The Wall Street Journal