RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Related Party Transactions [Abstract]|
|RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS||RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
In the course of business, the Company obtains legal services from a firm in which the Company’s Chairman is a partner. The Company incurred approximately $38,000 and $114,000 in legal fees to the firm for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. As of September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the Company had balances due to this firm of approximately $13,000 and $163,000 respectively. Such amounts are included as part of accounts payable - related parties on the accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheets.
The Company entered into a sublease agreement at its headquarters, effective July 1, 2018 with Benhamou Global Ventures, a company in which one of the Company's Directors serves as Managing Director. Rental income from the sublease is approximately $15,000 quarterly for an undefined term.
The Company entered into a second sublease agreement at its headquarters, effective July 1, 2018 with a portfolio company in which one of the Company's Directors is an investor and is represented on the board. Rental income from the sublease is approximately $45,000 quarterly for an undefined term.
In accordance with ASC 842-10-55-12, leases between related parties should be classified in accordance with the lease classification criteria applicable to all other leases on the basis of the legally enforceable terms and conditions of the lease. The legally enforceable terms of these sub-leases are month-to-month. As a result of the criteria outlined above, we have not included these sub-leases under ASC 842 and lessor accounting due to the legally enforceable term of less than one year and will continue to recognize amounts related to these sub-leases as income each month.
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://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef