Related Party Transactions
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2020
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|Related Party Transactions||
5. Related Party Transactions
The Company’s Chairman and major stockholder, Dr. John Kovach, was paid a salary of $15,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively, which amounts are included in general and administrative costs in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.
In September 2007, the Company entered into a consulting agreement with Gil Schwartzberg for Mr. Schwartzberg to provide financial advisory and consulting services to the Company with respect to financing matters, capital structure and strategic development, and to assist management in communications with investors and shareholders. In January 2014 and August 2018, the Company entered into respective amendments to this consulting agreement, which have extended the consulting agreement through January 28, 2024. Consideration under this consulting agreement, including amendments, has been paid exclusively in the form of stock options. Mr. Schwartzberg is currently a significant stockholder of the Company and continues to be a consultant to the Company.
Legal and consulting fees charged to operations for services rendered by the Eric Forman Law Office were $12,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively. Eric Forman is the son-in-law of Gil Schwartzberg, a significant stockholder of and consultant to the Company, and is the son of Dr. Stephen Forman, who was elected to the Company’s Board of Directors on May 13, 2016. Julie Forman, the wife of Eric Forman and the daughter of Gil Schwartzberg, is Vice President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, where the Company maintains a continuing banking relationship.
A summary of related party costs for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 is as follows:
Stock-based compensation arrangements involving members of the Company’s Board of Directors and affiliates are described at Note 6.
The entire disclosure for related party transactions. Examples of related party transactions include transactions between (a) a parent company and its subsidiary; (b) subsidiaries of a common parent; (c) and entity and its principal owners; and (d) affiliates.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef