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What to Do if Consent Can’t be Obtained

What to Do if Consent Can’t be Obtained {4 minutes to read}  If we learned something from the #Metoo movement, I hope it includes that what constitutes informed consent is complicated. There is a different (yet also complicated) consent right that is governed by corporate law, which is: Consent to assign a contract to a… Continue reading What to Do if Consent Can’t be Obtained

Questions About the Confidentiality of Customer Lists

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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 practicing law, it’s become increasingly challenging (and this… Continue reading Questions About the Confidentiality of Customer Lists

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

DUE DILIGENCE CONCEPT

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 them? Do you know… Continue reading What Does an Attorney Actually Do When She Conducts “Due Diligence?”

Detours and Deviations From a Normal Closing

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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 the seller.   As discussed, it was necessary… Continue reading Detours and Deviations From a Normal Closing

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

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?

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

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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 parting with their… Continue reading So You Want to Sell Your Business…What Steps Should You Take?

Maintaining Your Top Shelf Position

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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 find his observations fascinating.   I recently had the privilege… Continue reading Maintaining Your Top Shelf Position

Legal Brush Strokes – The Convergence of Art and Technology

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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 recently launched an online venture… Continue reading Legal Brush Strokes – The Convergence of Art and Technology

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