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Succession Planning: “If I get hit by a bus tomorrow…”

Let’s face reality. We are all going to pass on someday, so we might as well be prepared and lessen the burden for those following behind us. One of the first steps in effective succession planning is to gather in one place...more

Dead Hand Proxy Puts Create Litigation Risk for Lenders

Why it matters - In a noteworthy decision, the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled that a lender could be held liable for aiding and abetting a breach of fiduciary duty by directors of a public company borrower by including...more

How Your Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search

How Your Business or Company Can Benefit From an Asset Search It has become increasingly important over the past few years for businesses and companies to collect debts that are owed to them. The economy has been in poor...more

Handler Thayer Commercial Alert - The JOBS Act: A Revolutionary Opportunity On Hold

On April 5, 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the “JOBS Act”) into law. The JOBS Act encompasses several significant changes to the federal securities laws, providing a proverbial facelift...more

Corporate Law and Family Law at the Crossroads: Spouses as Shareholders in Canada 2012

Small and medium sized businesses are the engines which drive the North American economy. Increasingly, people go in to their own business. Often spouses and other family members are in business together. Because of...more

Family Office Exemption Narrowly Defined by S.E.C.

Following the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression which followed, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1932 democratic campaign platform called for regulation of the securities exchanges “to the full extent of federal...more

Business Owners – Is Now the Time to Sell?

As business revenues and values have declined over the past number of years, many owners delayed the possible departure from their business through retirement or sale, either waiting for things to get better, or as result of...more

Sharing the Family Business Without Giving Up Control

A useful strategy for protecting assets during a down economy and minimizing estate tax liability is starting a family investment company (FIC). Who can use this plan? Families who want to lessen their estate tax burden,...more

MICROENTERPRISES: Developing South Memphis, Inside Out

MICROENTERPRISES: Developing South Memphis, Inside Out, written by Vanessa M. Cross and submitted in partial satisfaction of the Poverty Law Seminar (Prof. Lee A. Harris, Faculty of Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law at the...more

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