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Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) May 30, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, a corporate attorney and strategist in Silicon Valley, will teach Gain a Business Advantage Through the Law for the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program during Summer 2012. The course provides an introduction to business law concepts and offers practical ways to... [more]
Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) May 07, 2012 Palo Alto Business Attorney Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors, announces that his firm is a sponsor of the 2012 Harvard Club of Silicon Valley Annual Dinner on May 16, 2012. The dinner, which serves as the annual meeting of the club’s membership, will be held at... [more]
Does the nonprofit board of directors have fiduciary duties to the community it serves? That question came up after our overview of the fiduciary duties of nonprofit board members. The article stated that the duties run to the organization's mission and donors. The answer to this question lies in the distinction between who the nonprofit... [more]
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, Principal of DYP Advisors and a corporate governance authority in Palo Alto, California, has been named to the Program Evaluation Committee of the BlackRock and National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) challenge on innovation in corporate governance and responsible investment. BlackRock and NACD invite undergraduate... [more]
What fiduciary duties does the nonprofit's board of directors have? And to whom does the nonprofit board owe fiduciary duties? The answers impact the corporate governance and fundraising activities of charitable organizations and their directors. The Fiduciary Duties of The Nonprofit Board of Directors If the nonprofit organization is organized as a corporation, the nonprofit's board... [more]
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) March 29, 2012 DYP Advisors, a corporate governance law firm in Palo Alto, California, will sponsor the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Silicon Valley’s Mentor-Mentee Mixer on March 29, 2012. The mixer will be held at the offices of Kilpatrick Townsend in Menlo Park from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.... [more]
Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Silicon Valley corporate governance attorney Douglas Y. Park of DYP Advisors, together with Michael Sacopulos of Sacopulos, Johnson & Sacopulos of Terre Haute, Indiana, has published two articles on the management of online reputation in medical mergers and acquisitions. The companion articles, entitled “Could negative online reviews sour your appeal to buyers?... [more]
The highly public resignation of Goldman Sachs executive Greg Smith provides a teaching moment about the board of directors’ role in company culture. In a letter published in the New York Times, Mr. Smith says the reasons he resigned from his high level position should be a wake-up call to the Goldman Sachs board.... [more]
Clients often complain that attorneys do not sufficiently incorporate strategic concerns into their legal advice. At the same time, many lawyers do not have adequate training or background in finance, operations, or strategy to have a deep understanding of their client's business. Not surprisingly, many companies see legal expenditures as no more than a sunk... [more]
Palo Alto, California (PRWEB) February 29, 2012 Douglas Y. Park, a Silicon Valley Corporate Attorney, will teach Starting Startups through the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program during Spring 2012. Teaching the class for a second time after an overwhelming response the first time around, Mr. Park explains the motivation for the course: Many entrepreneurs have... [more]
Barnes & Noble just announced its new eBook Store and a partnership with Plastic Logic, maker of the Plastic Logic eReader device. In so doing, Barnes & Noble has put its hat into the eBooks ring and poses a serious competitive threat to the Amazon Kindle and the Sony Reader. To the contrary, Barnes &... [more]
What do venture capitalists like in 2010? Not cleantech. But they are optimistic about more big IPOs and mergers and acquisitions coming through. An article in the New York Times discusses the technology sectors that VCs are bullish on. VCs are excited about startups developing applications for the Android, less so for iPhone application companies.... [more]
Does board diversity affect corporate performance? Panelists at a recent Stanford Law School conference made a case for diversity on corporate boards, citing data, anecdotal evidence, and principle based arguments in support. The Case For Diversity On Corporate Boards The Rock Center for Corporate Governance, CalPERS and CalSTRS co-sponsored this event. Since the election of California... [more]
Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 On August 19, 2011, Douglas Y. Park, a Silicon Valley corporate governance consultant, attorney and owner of DYP Advisors, will present the webinar, “The SEC’s New Whistleblower Rules: Implications for your Company’s Compliance and Fraud Program.” The program begins at 10:00 am PST and runs for 75 minutes.... [more]
Companies are increasingly forcing their outside counsel to offer an alternative fee for legal work. Pfizer is the latest example. The pharmaceutical giant recently formed the Pfizer Legal Alliance, a group of nineteen law firms who will provide legal services for the entire year for a flat fee. Pfizer's general counsel, Amy Schulman, leads the... [more]
In our last post, we discussed the basic features of venture debt as an alternative source of funding for startups. This time we turn to the benefits and risks of this type of financing. How Can An Entrepreneur Benefit From Venture Debt? You might consider venture lending as an alternative source to venture capital or... [more]