Category Archives: Contracts

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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Is Legalese Making It Hard to Understand Your Options in a Negotiation?

{3:48 minutes to read} A lawyer’s success depends on the value of the legal services she provides to her clients. As a solo practitioner, I take this statement seriously, and I spend a lot of time thinking about how to … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Your Own Attorney, Especially If You Aren’t One

{3:50 minutes to read} From the perspective of a corporate attorney with expertise in international M&A, financing, and private equity transactions and general commercial contracts, and a litigator with commercial, business and securities litigation experience… Since the Plain Writing Act … Continue reading

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The Battle of the Forms

I recently waited a month and a half for comments from opposing counsel to a draft contract. It was finally returned to me in a different form, restating everything that was in the original draft and proposing certain changes to … Continue reading

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A New Perspective on Business Law

Becoming a business owner helped me become more sensitive to the expense side of transactions.  This experience continues to inform and change the way I negotiate contracts and represent clients in general. One of my first transactions as a solo … Continue reading

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