Category Archives: Contracts

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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So You Want to Sell Your Business…What Steps Should You Take?

{3:30 minutes to read}  I’ve represented clients seeking to buy and sell small- and middle-market businesses for over 20 years. Often these clients are first-time sellers and/or buyers. As one can imagine, first-time sellers can feel a certain way about … Continue reading

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Maintaining Your Top Shelf Position

{3 minutes to read}  Richard Kestenbaum’s articles on M&A transactions in the fashion and consumer product industries are regularly published online in Forbes. Richard has been doing mergers, acquisitions, and capital-raising for over 35 years. I always read his articles and … Continue reading

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Legal Brush Strokes – The Convergence of Art and Technology

(4 minutes to read}  In July’s blog, I discussed the convergence of the fashion industry with new technology. Now, there’s a hot new convergence of the art world and technology. In fostering her own “second act,” actress Portia de Rossi … Continue reading

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Real Estate Leasing and Consideration of the “Silent” Issues

{3:48 minutes to read}  At Aimee B. Davis Law P.C., I often represent tenants entering into either billboard leases or commercial space leases. In real estate leasing, it is customary for the landlord’s attorney to serve up the first draft, … Continue reading

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When Legal Issues Become Business Decisions

{3:30 minutes to read} As a transactional attorney, I typically spend time trying to cap or limit my client’s indemnification obligations when negotiating contracts. The word “indemnity” is a legal concept, the meaning of which may not be familiar to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Getting an Attorney Involved Early in the Deal Process

{3:24 minutes to read} In October’s blog, Is a Letter of Intent Necessary in an M&A Transaction?, we suggested getting an attorney involved early in the deal process, even prior to finalizing a letter of intent. However, in transactions where … Continue reading

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Is a Letter of Intent Necessary in an M&A Transaction?

{3:42 minutes to read} There’s a debate raging among transactional attorneys about whether entering into a letter of intent (LOI) in advance of negotiating a purchase agreement is a necessary step in the M&A process. An LOI summarizing the basic … Continue reading

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Words Do Matter

{3:54 minutes to read} In interpreting legal documents, the words actually matter. A well-trained attorney is best suited to understand and explain to a lay person the implications of the presence or absence of certain words. I often feel like … Continue reading

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A Man Would Ask for More

{3:42 minutes to read} Recently, a client was negotiating an employment agreement with a large bank. In discussing whether she should demand a higher commission, the client hesitated, wavering on whether she should accept our advice to push for a … Continue reading

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