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Patrick Elahmadie


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Patrick’s focus is on the Corporate & Securities Practice. He served as a Mintz Summer Associate in 2015.

Prior to joining Mintz, Patrick worked at the USC Gould Small Business Clinic where he provided transactional corporate legal assistance to small businesses and non-profits, counseled clients regarding entity selection and available legal protections, and assisted in the formation of S-corporations, C-corporations, and LLCs.


  • University of Southern California (JD)
  • University of California - Davis (BA)


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MintzTech Connect: How to Distribute Equity in Your Start-Up

April 19, 2019 | Article | By Patrick Elahmadie

The purpose of granting equity to management, employees and certain consultants is to align the interests of the parties pivotal to the growth of your company with the interests of investors. There are a number of different ways to grant equity in a start-up, the most common of which is stock options. (For an in-depth discussion of granting options, including reasons to give options, differences between Incentive Stock Options and Non-Incentive Stock Options, determining fair market value and vesting schedules, please see this post on our MintzEdge blog.