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Welcome to the summer issue of Banking Disputes Quarterly, keeping you informed about the latest news and legal developments in banking disputes.
In On the Horizon we look ahead to an important appeal to be heard by...more
How are your company’s crown jewels – trade secrets, digital assets and the like – most likely to be compromised? Although coverage in the media would suggest that nation states or competitors are most likely to be the...more
Patent protection is an investment in technology. Like other investments, it can be expensive and uncertain. But for a technology startup, patent protection can also yield an outsized return by attracting investors,...more
Among the other areas of your business that you need to keep in order, don’t forget your website. Your website is the company’s digital storefront to the public. Protecting it is paramount to protecting your brand. Below is a...more
Breaking up is hard to do, in business as in life. Take the story of ‘T’ and ‘M.’ Fresh out of school, T had the vision for a clothing line. The line would be a blend of two cultures, just like its creator: Peruvian and...more
From theory to practice, planning to enforcement, the answers to 42 of the most frequently asked questions can help you prepare, cope, or respond to a restructuring.
This Client Alert answers some of the most...more
Minnesota has adopted an intrastate crowdfunding exemption referred to as “MNvest.” The legislation is meant to work in tandem with the federal exemption for intrastate offerings under Section 3(a)(11) of the Securities Act...more
While asset-light strategies have been utilized for decades in the hotel industry, the strategy and how to implement it are a bit more complicated in the development space, whether for a hotel or time-share company. A typical...more
In This Issue:
- Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or Personal?
- Should Your Company Allow Pets for Take Your Dog to Work Day?
- Excerpt from Social Media Accounts in Bankruptcy: Business or...more
On May 13, an affiliate of Standard General LP agreed to pay $26.2 million for a portfolio of the bankrupt RadioShack Corp.’s intellectual property, including a database of 67 million RadioShack customer addresses, 8.5...more
Earlier this year, an affiliate of the hedge fund Standard General LP assumed more than 1,700 RadioShack® store leases in an auction sale in the electronics retailer’s bankruptcy. Standard General reportedly plans to partner...more
In This Issue:
- How Safe are the Bankruptcy Code Safe Harbors?
- Stockton’s Chapter 9 Plan Approval
- Delaware Chancery Court Clarifies Fiduciary Duties of Insolvent Corporation Directors in Derivative...more
RadioShack filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware bankruptcy court in February, seeking a court-supervised sale of $1.2 billion in assets. Included in the sale is a database of customer information from about 1,700...more
A buyer who orders a tax due diligence review before acquiring a company wants to get information not only about the tax risks that may exist for that company, but also about its existing tax assets (both those assets that...more
When it comes to customer data, privacy and value can be in direct competition. RadioShack’s latest move is a good example.
Earlier this week, RadioShack, which filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, commenced an...more
Social media accounts can be “property of the estate” in a bankruptcy case of a business, and thus belong to the business, even when the contents of the accounts are intermingled with personal content of managers and owners....more
There’s an inherent tension in requiring an employee to sign an agreement restricting his or her ability to discuss activity in the workplace. On one hand, employers with confidential business practices and trade secrets need...more
An asset purchase agreement ("APA") is the heart of an acquisition, the document where the terms of the deal are struck. The terms of an APA will impact, among other things, the actual cost to the buyer, the amount received...more
As we noted in our Client Alert on December 18, 2014, President Obama has announced that he will take steps to ease regulations that have largely prevented U.S. companies from conducting business in Cuba for more than 50...more
A company’s reputation is perhaps its most important asset; I’d argue that ethics and compliance professionals should be as passionate about their companies’ reputations as their marketing teams are about their corporate...more
When getting a startup off the ground and in the course of ongoing operations, it is important to take care of some fundamental housekeeping matters. The failure to do so can result in problems that could be costly and/or...more
On March 20, 2015, the State of Texas filed an objection to the sale of customer information in the In re RadioShack Corporation, et al., Case No. 15-10197, case pending in Delaware. According to the objection, the customer...more
April 15, a date that lives in infamy. That is what FDR said about December 7, 1941, but many people feel the same way about April 15, also known as “Tax Day”. No one likes paying money to the IRS, even those persons who...more
As we discussed in our inaugural posts in this series, after management, the most valuable asset for most startups can be their intellectual property (IP). And as such, it is important for a startup to own its intellectual...more
It is a given that companies strive to protect their intellectual property. Over the years, as an instrument of that protection, companies have made increasing use of non-disclosure agreements to advance that objective. A...more
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