Connor Richards

Connor is an attorney at Odin Law and Media building his practice focused on the video game, entertainment, and esports industries. Prior to joining Odin, Connor worked at Ernst & Young, assisting multinational corporations with a variety of tax matters. Connor also actively participates in the Esports Bar Association and as a guest on the occasional industry podcast. He can be reached at connor at odin law dot com.

AI Best Practices

As video game development continues to evolve, more game developers are turning to generative artificial intelligence (AI) tools to create engaging and immersive gaming experiences. From generating unique game content to optimizing game performance, AI tools offer a plethora of possibilities in video game development. However, using AI tools comes with its own set of …

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What is 280G?

Many companies find themselves, at some point, needing to part ways with a valued team member as part of a merger with or acquisition by another company. In these kinds of situations, the company being acquired often wants to reward the old employee for their services or offer them a softer landing while they seek …

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What is the Inflation Reduction Act?

On August 16th, 2022, United States President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act. The bill principally aims to raise tax revenue by capturing some of the traditionally tax-free benefits for high-level executives and shareholders and requiring large corporations to pay a minimum tax. With that in mind, the changes should be analyzed …

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What is deferred compensation?

Many companies want to reward employees, contractors, and others with incentives to reward their contributions without dipping into the cash needed to continue investing in the business. As a result, companies may turn to “deferred compensation” structures, giving these contributors stock options, future bonuses or other future compensation arrangements. These types of arrangements can be …

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What is the R&D Tax Credit?

Many people are vaguely aware of something called a “research and development credit.” It may bring to mind pharmaceutical research, manufacturing processes, or other traditional processes that businesses have been improving and creating for generations.  What people don’t realize is that the benefit of the R&D Credit doesn’t end there. Video game developers, software companies, …

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