In merging two distinct companies there are many legal technicalities that need to be reviewed to finalize the deal, so it’s critical to hire an attorney to help cover your bases. Lawyers typically assist in drafting legal documents like the letter of intent and acquisition agreement, and even employment agreements to keep key employees at […]

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When you have multiple stockholders you typically have a stockholders’ agreement in place that all stockholders are required to sign. That will usually have what’s called a drag-along provision which states that if the majority of stockholders either approve a sale transaction, everyone else is required to go along with it. If you have a […]

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In order to finalize and close the deal, there are a number of issues to consider including drafting a Letter of Intent, determining deal structure, and papering the acquisition agreement. Learn how to navigate through the legal technicalities of mergers and acquisitions in our upcoming webinar Contemporary Legal Issues in M&A led by M&A attorney John McDonald. John is […]

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The Letter of Intent (LOI) is an important milestone on the M&A process and is used to crystallize the most important terms of the deal. While the LOI is an important legal document, it also brings a new level of commitment and resolve to the deal. The LOI can be “narrow” or “comprehensive.” Narrow LOI […]

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Legal aspects are a critical component of any M&A transaction. Two documents come to mind in particular, the letter of intent (LOI) and the acquisition agreement. The first signals a mutual interest by both parties to continue exploring the deal, and the second is the legally binding agreement that seals the deal. The LOI is […]

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Gain an understanding of legal issues in mergers and acquisitions at our next webinar on May 15. While naturally you want an experienced M&A lawyer at your side, you should also be knowledgeable about the legal aspects of the deal. Don’t back away and allow lawyers to take over once you’ve signed the LOI; as […]

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When it comes to M&A, dealmakers should be aware of several new trends in 2014. A recent webinar by The Deal, “Trends in M&A Deal Terms and Tactics,” focuses on two such trends from Delaware courts that may affect acquirers in all jurisdictions. Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation The first development is preventing multi-jurisdictional litigation. The webinar panel […]

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Do you work with your family? Navigating business politics and family dynamics can be tricky, especially when it comes to succession planning and determining the future of your business.  Below are some key areas to focus on when it comes to selling or transferring ownership of a family-owned business to the next generation. Valuation Make […]

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In last week’s webinar “Contemporary Legal Issues in M&A” I received the following question about choosing the correct deal structure. Q: “What if you don’t know what kind of deal structure you want?” There are three main deal structures: stock purchase, asset purchase and merger. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages. Typically sellers prefer […]

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Do you have questions about the legal aspects of M&A? Ensure you’re prepared when it comes to the legal aspects of the deal. Join me for Contemporary Legal Issues in M&A next Thursday, October 17. This webinar will cover: The typical timeline for the M&A process Principles and purpose of a Letter of Intent and Term […]

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David Braun, CEO of Washington, DC-based external growth consulting firm Capstone, is hosting a webinar. We’ve heard from our audience that they want an opportunity to earn CPE credits by the end of the year, so we’ve developed a webinar on an in-demand topic: current legal topics in M&A. Even if you are not a […]

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