Author Archives: aimeebdavis

COVID-19: The Black Swan Risk to Business

{3 minutes to read} I was anticipating increased M&A activity in Q3 since the Covid-19 lockdown began, but as spring turned to summer and we remained On-Pause, I realized that more industries than I originally thought would be significantly, if … Continue reading

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To Be an Effective Communicator, it’s Okay to Be Silent

When the COVID-19 lockdown began, I very quickly noticed the surge, and felt bombarded by, too many choices for online entertainment. Suddenly countless guided meditations, yoga classes, friends having Zoom cocktail hours, and virtual dance parties were available simply by clicking a link. Continue reading

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Communication is a Key Component for Success

{3 minutes to read} An attorney’s communication style is a key component for success in getting and keeping clients, and persuading others. Here’s some good advice I’ve received along the way that I’d like to share with you. According to … Continue reading

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The Age of Uncertainty

{4 minutes to read}  How can we regain some control in The Age of Uncertainty? Increase kindness through our words, actions, and by the omission of certain actions. As my clients began adjusting to working from home, I made sure … Continue reading

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Your Biggest Obstacle is Fear

{4 minutes to read} In October 2019, my life changed in several significant ways. Among other things, my stepmother was diagnosed with Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. This was devastating news to me, my family and many others because she is … Continue reading

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Questions About the Confidentiality of Customer Lists

{3 minutes to read} In order to maintain my license and remain an attorney in good standing in the State of New York, I’m required to attend 24 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every two years. After 25 years … Continue reading

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What Does an Attorney Actually Do When She Conducts “Due Diligence?”

{3 minutes to read}  I believe conducting proper due diligence adds value to any M&A transaction. But picture yourself a young, sleep-deprived associate, staring at a conference room table full of documents to review. Do you know why you’re reading … Continue reading

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Detours and Deviations From a Normal Closing

{3 minutes to read}  In my July 2019 blog, I discussed some unusual aspects about my year-end deal. I was happy to report that despite the oddities, I successfully protected my client’s interests by including a solid indemnity provision from … Continue reading

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Not Every Deal Follows the Norm

{3:30 minutes to read}  In March 2019, I laid out the basic steps to consider when entering into an M&A transaction.  But Not Every Deal Follows the Norm As mentioned in my February 2019 article, every successful attorney should be … Continue reading

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What are the Essential Elements of a Purchase and Sale Agreement?

{3:30 minutes to read}   So you want to sell your business? Last time, I presented steps to consider when entering into a Merger & Acquisition transaction. I stated it’s common for buyer’s attorney to prepare the initial draft of the … Continue reading

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