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Fraud in M&A Transactions – Why should parties focus on it?

Treatment of fraud is a key issue in M&A transactions and often a heavily negotiated point.  Acquisition agreements often include “fraud carve-outs”…

Mergers & Acquisitions Practice Briefs

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Know Your Worth: Startup Valuations (Part 1)

  The most basic question any founder[1] must answer when raising money is: how much is my company worth? Here we…

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice Briefs

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What is A Dual-Class Stock Structure and Do I Want It?

  What is a Dual-Class Stock Structure? A dual-class stock structure basically means that a company has given disproportionate voting rights to…

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice Briefs

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Delaware Franchise Tax: Don’t Panic!

What is Franchise Tax? A franchise tax is a government tax charged by states to businesses organized in that state. A state…

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice Briefs

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Qualified Small Business Stock

We regularly receive questions from clients about qualified small business (“QSB”) stock.  Some of our startup or early-stage clients encounter QSB stock…

Practice Briefs Tax

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The Dark Side of Instant Messaging for Business

Instant messaging applications are increasingly present in today’s corporate world and a popular form of communications both internally, between company employees, and externally…

Commercial Litigation Practice Briefs

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Top Ten Employment Laws All Employers Should Know

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (“Title VII”) applies to employers with…

Labor & Employment Practice Briefs

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Big, Juicy, Egregious HIPAA Enforcement Cases #BJE—Notes from the OCR/NIST Annual Conference

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) put on their 11th annual HIPAA conference…

Practice Briefs Privacy & Data Security

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Two Discussions All Startup Founders Should Have

By: Christopher Poe When co-founders ask me to form their startup, I tell the founders they need to have two discussions…

Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice Briefs

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Caveat Emptor – Employee Benefits Considerations in M&A Transactions (Part 1)

Part 1 – Retirement Plan Issues  Introduction The first half of 2018 has seen a great deal of merger and…

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Briefs