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This article first briefly describes pre-Section 409A common stock valuation practices — the time-honored appropriate discount method.

The investigations cost companies hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend, and resulted in the firing of several high-level executives.

Yet, at the end of the day, the government only brought a handful of charges from all the investigations it opened.

“These investors have willingly agreed to assume risk. They expect honest jockeys, no horse doping, and nobody getting to bet on the race after it has already been run.”Of the FBI’s 492 pending corporate fraud cases, 61 center on options backdating.

Last month, a federal judge in Santa Ana, Calif., dismissed with prejudice federal criminal fraud charges against several Broadcom Corp.

Your homework paid off—you knew the horse likes the mud and the inside post and has a family tree full of Triple Crown winners.

You go to collect your winnings, and there you see another bettor—the horse’s trainer!

Second, you continue to talk about recognition of income, but, even if an NSO, subject to Section 409A, there would typically be no recognition of income unless and until the option is actually exercised by the optionee.

Nowhere do you mention that the option was actually exercised and, in fact, you seem to suggest that it has not been exercised, as it may need to be exercised within 90 days of a termination.

Note that this article is not intended to cover all of the issues under Section 409A.

The sole focus of this article is the effect of Section 409A on the valuation of the common stock of privately held companies for purposes of setting nonqualified stock option (“NQO”) exercise prices, so that such options are exempt from the application of Section 409A, and — for reasons we explain below – also for purposes of setting the exercise prices of incentive stock options ("ISOs") although ISOs are not subject to Section 409A.

This practice, previously accepted by the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS” or the “Service”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), was abruptly ended by the initial Internal Revenue Code Section 409A guidance issued by the IRS in 2005.

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