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

SALES AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT CONCEPT

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 definitive purchase agreement (the… Continue reading What are the Essential Elements of a Purchase and Sale Agreement?

What is M&A Transaction Insurance?

What is M&A Transaction Insurance? {4 minutes to read}  When I began my career in Big Law, M&A insurance didn’t exist. About 15 years ago, private equity firms began using it when acquiring companies.     Before that, buyers sought protection against losses resulting from misrepresentations made by sellers in asset or stock purchase agreements… Continue reading What is M&A Transaction Insurance?

Financing

Financing Raising capital is a complex process that has long-term consequences for a business and its owners. Whether you are raising capital through commercial debt or through a sale of equity or instruments, it is essential for management and its equity holders to understand the terms. You need counsel that is well versed in the… Continue reading Financing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions Mergers & Acquisitions (M & A) involves the formal combination of two or more enterprises to conduct business as a single legal entity going forward. M & A deals typically take one of three forms:   A statutory merger under state corporate law; A purchase by one company of another company’s stock… Continue reading Mergers & Acquisitions

Developing Trust in a Remote Environment Part 2

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Developing Trust in a Remote Environment Part 2 {3 minutes to read}  So last time I concluded that trusting (advisory) relationships and new networking communities CAN BE (and, in fact, HAVE BEEN) created remotely during the Covid era. Nevertheless, since our new networking connections have been reduced to talking heads on a screen, it is more… Continue reading Developing Trust in a Remote Environment Part 2

Did You Pivot to Avoid Business Disruption?

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Did You Pivot to Avoid Business Disruption? {3 minutes to read} As the summer breeze began to stiffen and schools reopened, I anticipated drastic and ongoing changes to business generally. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, I’d been concerned about the future of the retail fashion and commercial real estate industries, just a couple of my… Continue reading Did You Pivot to Avoid Business Disruption?

Not Every Deal Follows the Norm

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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 adaptable. I flexed this muscle at the end of… Continue reading Not Every Deal Follows the Norm

The Inhumanity of Virtual Networking

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The Inhumanity of Virtual Networking {3:30 minutes to read} As a corporate transactional attorney for the past 24 years, I think it’s fair to describe myself as a senior statesperson in the NYC business world. I’ve been at it so long I don’t remember who taught me the value of returning phone calls on a… Continue reading The Inhumanity of Virtual Networking

Real Estate Leasing and Consideration of the “Silent” Issues

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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, and for the tenant’s attorney… Continue reading Real Estate Leasing and Consideration of the “Silent” Issues

A Man Would Ask for More

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 better rate. Ultimately, the client (who was familiar with… Continue reading A Man Would Ask for More