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Kodak Receives Final Approval to Make Bankruptcy Emergence

by Joel Glucksman on

Kodak Receives Final Approval to Make Bankruptcy Emergence by Joel R. Glucksman on September 5, 2013 Photography pioneer Eastman Kodak Co. has experienced a rough 19 months after seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...more

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right?

by Kenneth Oh on

CEO Succession Planning: Did Microsoft Get It Right? by Kenneth C. Oh on September 5, 2013 Steve Ballmer’s recent announcement that he was stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Inc. made headlines across...more

DOL Confirms FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Married Couples

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DOL Confirms FMLA Rights for Same-Sex Married Couples by Michael Cifelli on September 4, 2013 Roughly two months after the U.S. Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage decision in United States v. Windsor, the U.S....more

NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation

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NCAA’s Request to Delay O’Bannon Lawsuit Causes More Complex Litigation by Anthony Caruso on August 30, 2013 The National Collegiate Athletic Association has petitioned a federal court to delay the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit...more

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing

by Joel Kreizman on

NJ Court Rules Mediation Agreements Must Be in Writing by Joel N. Kreizman on August 28, 2013 Going forward, parties to mediation in New Jersey must reduce their settlement agreement to writing in order for it to be...more

Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs? Managing Pet Friendly Policies

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Is Your Workplace Going to the Dogs? Managing Pet Friendly Policies by Christina M. Michelson on August 26, 2013 Companies are increasingly adopting pet-friendly policies as a way to attract and retain employees....more

Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation

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Terminating an Employee Without Damaging Your Company’s Reputation by Gary S. Young on August 23, 2013 Recently, the termination of an AOL employee made the news headlines. The controversy was occasioned when Chief...more

Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route?

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Company’s Direct IPOs: Should You Take the DIY Route? by Dan Brecher on August 22, 2013 Most companies that undertake an initial public offering (IPO) partner with an investment bank to serve as an underwriter. The role...more

Court Rules NJ Charities Must Follow Donor’s Wishes or Return Money

by Christine Vanek on

Court Rules NJ Charities Must Follow Donor’s Wishes or Return Money by Christine M. Vanek on August 21, 2013 The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently clarified what happens when a charity...more

Has Your Business Start-up Registered Its Trademarks?

by Kenneth Oh on

Has Your Business Start-up Registered Its Trademarks? by Kenneth C. Oh on August 15, 2013 When starting a new business, intellectual property concerns should certainly be on your “To Do” list. Your company’s name,...more

NJ SAFE: New Domestic Violence Law Will Impact Employee Leave Policies

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NJ SAFE: New Domestic Violence Law Will Impact Employee Leave Policies by Christina M. Michelson on August 9, 2013 The New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act (NJ SAFE) is now law. The statute provides up to...more

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims Under LAD

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NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Legal Standard for Retaliation Claims Under LAD by Gary S. Young on August 5, 2013 The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently issued a key decision regarding the proofs required under the...more

Inside M&A - Spring 2013

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Top Five Traps for the Unwary in Spin-Offs - A wave of corporate breakups has swept through the United States over the last few years as investors have taken notice of the fact that smaller companies focused on a...more

Delaware Court Rules That a Reverse Triangular Merger Does Not Constitute an Assignment By Operation of Law of the Surviving...

by BakerHostetler on

The Delaware Court of Chancery in Meso Scale Diagnostics, LLC v. Roche Diagnostics GmbH (Feb. 22, 2013), ruled that under Delaware law a reverse triangular merger did not violate a provision in a license agreement of the...more

IRS Issues Guidance on Outbound Transfers of Intangible Property in Asset Reorganizations

In Notice 2012-39 (the “Notice”), the IRS issued guidance announcing its intention to issue regulations with respect to certain transfers of intangible property by a U.S. corporation to a foreign corporation in a...more

Spring 2012 Eye on China Newsletter

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Legal News: Eye on China Quarterly Newsletter is part of our ongoing commitment to providing legal insight to our clients as they successfully navigate the complex and ever-changing legal and regulatory environment, whether...more

Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 7: A Founder's Advice: Video

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May 14 (Bloomberg) -- Avner Ronen, co-founder and chief executive officer of Boxee Inc., talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about the company's business model, strategy and legal challenges. Ronen shares his insights...more

Tech Start-Up Legal Issues 6: A VC's Advice: Video

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May 7 (Bloomberg) -- Ian Sigalow, a partner at Greycroft Partners LLC, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about legal challenges confronting technology start-ups and model venture capital financing documents. Sigalow...more

Acquisition Structure Decision Tree by Byron F. Egan

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Buying or selling a closely held business, including the purchase of a division or a subsidiary, can be structured as (i) a statutory combination such as a statutory merger or share exchange, (ii) a negotiated purchase of...more

What You Need to Get Done Now If You Want to Sell Your Company in 2012

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One of today’s most discussed political topics is the expected expiration of the Bush tax cuts after December 31, 2012. If Congress doesn’t act, among other things, the individual U.S. federal income tax rate...more

M&A Agreements: Opportunities And Perils In Asset Acquisitions

by Jackson Walker on

Table of Contents: I. INTRODUCTION ... 1 II. ALTERNATIVE STRUCTURES FOR TRANSFERS OF BUSINESSES ...... 3 A. Common Threads; Alternatives ... 3 B. Mergers and Consolidations ... 4 C. Purchases of Shares... 5 D....more

China Life Sciences - December 2011

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In this issue: Investor Q&A; Implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for Chinese Life Science Companies; Frequent Issues Arising in Acquisitions of China Life Sciences Targets; and Key Regulatory...more

Inside M&A - September/October 2011

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In This Issue: Selecting a Company Name: A Trademark Lawyer’s Perspective and Employee Rights When Buying Parts of an Insolvent Company in Germany Selecting a Company Name: A Trademark Lawyer’s Perspective ...more

Intellectual Property: Stock Purchases and Mergers

This Note highlights key intellectual property (IP) considerations in stock purchase and merger transactions. It discusses legal due diligence of the target company’s IP and drafting and negotiating IP aspects of stock...more

Effects of Mergers On Non-Assignable Agreements

Reprinted with permission from the July 14, 2011 edition of the NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL © 2011 ALM Media Properties, LLC. In 1991, the federal district court for the Northern District of California ruled in SQL Solutions...more

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