Under a restricted stock agreement, nontransferable, unregistered shares are created and issued to certain individuals connected with the company, usually to a company’s key employees. These shares vest over time and are valued at the time of vesting. The benefits of restricted stock include encouraging employees to commit to your company for a minimum amount of time as well as ensuring employee investment in the success of your business.

Trading restricted stock is closely regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), so it is advisable to consult with an attorney about the process.

AWD LAW has experienced attorneys who will help you understand, negotiate and draft restricted stock agreements. We will help evaluate the needs of your business and determine whether restricted stock agreements are the best option for you. We also have the expertise necessary to advise you on relevant laws and regulations regarding stock restrictions at any stage in time.

Our Approach

AWD LAW offers you the resources of a big firm and the responsiveness of solo practitioner. We will work closely with you to ensure you remain well-informed about all stages of your matter and that your needs are met in a way that fits with your bottom line.

When you choose to work with our business law group, you are choosing to work with a team of lawyers who have over 100 years of combined experience. Our attorneys have diverse training and backgrounds in business and other areas, so through our collaborative efforts, we can provide you with a unique and strategic perspective on whatever matter you bring. We understand the unique needs of businesses around Northern Arizona, and we are deeply committed to the economic health of our community.

Helpful Resources

Arizona Corporation Commission
Arizona Secretary of State
United States Patent and Trademark Office

We are Northern Arizona’s business law firm. If you need to speak with an AWD LAW® business lawyer, contact us today at (928) 774-1478!

We can help you evaluate the circumstances of your business and determine your best options for the most successful outcome possible.

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