Dorsey & Whitney is a sponsor of the 21st Annual Collaborative Venture Finance Conference, the premier annual event that brings together investors and entrepreneurs to discuss, learn and network for the development of Minnesota's innovation economy.

On October 11, at 1:15 p.m., Dorsey partners Tom Martin and Michael Voves, together with Bill Miller and Shannon Stites of Ernst & Young, will present a conference workshop on "Equity Incentive Compensation: Developments and Trends in Stock Incentives, Including Options." With option expensing for accounting purposes and excise taxes for executives under IRC 409A now a reality, the workshop will consider new approaches for private companies to consider in providing long-term equity incentives to key employees and advisors. Specifically, the panelists will address the important features of a stock incentive program and the legal, tax and accounting considerations in creating a new form of stock incentive plan.