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ESOPs: An Alternative Exit Strategy for Family-Owned Businesses

One of the most difficult challenges for owners of family-owned businesses is finding a way to turn their equity in the business into cash. Also, after putting years of hard work into a business, owners often have a desire...more

Mexico City: Lessons learned – and action taken – helps the world’s largest city get back to business after earthquakes

by Hogan Lovells on

In this hoganlovells.com interview, Mexico City Managing Partner Juan Francisco Torres-Landa – “Paco” to everyone – talks about how his city is recovering from the earthquakes earlier this month, and how it was spared the...more

Tax Law Uncertainty Should Not Delay Farming Business Succession Planning

by Downey Brand LLP on

President Trump promised and will pursue tax reform, but Congress must agree to any proposal. For the most part, a majority vote in both houses would allow tax reform for about a decade, and at least sixty Senate votes would...more

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Be Sure Your Financial House is in Order"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

When an investor makes a decision to buy a business, the focus in almost every instance is on the business's future financial performance. Accordingly, an owner who has decided to sell a business must ensure that the...more

To Sell or Not to Sell Your Business? That is NOT the Question

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Business buyouts are red hot, and pricing is back up to where it was before the Great Recession, thanks to cheap financing and a stronger U.S. economy. The fact is that this market won’t last forever. Feeling the pressure...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that are suggested that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. Step 1: Create a business plan. Quite simply, a business plan is a...more

Jones Presents at NCBA Estate Planning and Probate Section Annual Meeting

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Charlotte Wealth and Estate Planning Member Chris Jones spoke at the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Estate Planning and Probate Section Annual Meeting in Kiawah Island, SC on July 28. The presentation titled,...more

Family Office Series, Part IV: Family Office Trends

In the previous posts in our Family Office Series, we have examined, among other topics, how family offices are structured and the pros and cons of forming a family office....more

Renewable Alert Letter 32: METI Operation Change - Changes to Business Plan before Completion of Transition to New FIT Scheme

A FIT facilities approval (setsubi nintei) under the old FIT Act may be deemed as a FIT business plan approval (jigyo nintei) subject to certain conditions under the new FIT Act. However, in order to complete the transition...more

Business Planning Alert: "Selling a Business? Thoughtfully Consider Engaging an Investment Banker"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The owner of a business typically needs to make many extraordinary decisions when deciding whether or how to sell the business. One such decision is whether to hire an investment banker to manage the sale process. The most...more

Strategic Planning in Uncertain Times: A “How To” for Businesses

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

If you are a company whose growth, profitability, operating costs or business model is directly or indirectly affected by what happens in national politics, how are you prepared to engage in effective business and strategic...more

Thinking About Selling Your Business? Three Keys To Success.

by Cole Schotz on

There are numerous reasons you might consider selling your business – it could be that retirement beckons, your business has reached its growth limit under current management or financial constraints, or an exit opportunity...more

Lessons in Leadership from Commencement Season…

by LawVision Group LLC on

“A leader’s greatest challenge is not leading – it is making others great.” Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, May 6th, 2017 The words above were from President Varela’s commencement address at Georgia Tech...more

Corporate News - May 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Corporate governance – 4MLD and changes to the PSC regime - Companies House recently published its business plan for 2017-18, its strategic plan for 2017-2020 and a press release with details of additional anti-money...more

The FCA publishes its Business Plan 2017/18 and Mission: a clearer path ahead?

by Dentons on

On 18 April the FCA published several important documents which, overall, aim to provide greater clarity about how it operates and more transparency about its decision-making. We give our views on the key documents and...more

Kansas Strengthens Third Party Administrator Laws

by Polsinelli on

Kansas Senate Bill No. 22, which became effective on March 9, 2017, amends the Kansas Third Party Administrator laws and appears designed to make them more robust by incorporating much of the language from the new National...more

Three Types of IP You Don’t Know You Have

Often, when one thinks of the intellectual property (IP) owned by a business, it is common for things like a name, a logo, or other advertising or branding related trademarks to come to mind. Some small- to mid-sized...more

Your Business Plan Will Sell Your Business

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

This is the last installment of a series discussing potential pitfalls relating to selling your business. Recently Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your Business: Top 6 Potential Pitfalls; So You Might...more

Estate Planning NOW: Preparing for a New Government

by Lewitt Hackman on

It’s impossible to predict what any future president will do, or what Congress will approve. But in light of comments president-elect Donald J. Trump made on the campaign trail, and given that Grand Old Party members will...more

Selling Your Business: Why Accurate Financials are Important

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

This is the fourth installment of a series discussing potential pitfalls that JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty, who own Pawlenty Energy, should be wary of when they are trying to sell their business. Recently, Tilting the Scales...more

Successfully Selling Your Business: 4 Tips – No Matter the Buyer

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Among the growing number of business owners looking to sell their business, JR and Sue Ellen Pawlenty are in the market to sell their company Pawlenty Energy. Recently Tilting the Scales highlighted Successfully Selling Your...more

Banking & Financial Services E-Note - September 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In an article published in the September / October issue of Commercial Real Estate Investment Magazine, Drew Demers provides guidance on how commercial loans and bank-owned real estate sales have changed due to growth in...more

Bussiness Litigation Alert: "When It's Time for the Next Generation to Take Over - Lessons from Viacom, Inc."

by Porter Hedges LLP on

What happens when a company's strong, charismatic leader can no longer run the day-to-day operations due to failing health, personal issues, or the like? If the business has a transition plan in place, the company has been...more

Corporate E-Note - August 2016

by Burr & Forman on

In a “Table of Experts” series published on July 15, 2016 by the Birmingham Business Journal, Ed Christian provides his insight into a series of questions related to mergers and acquisitions. Please see full E-note below...more

Game Changer? Succession Planning Targeted by IRS

by Lewitt Hackman on

The Department of the Treasury wants to place limitations on valuation discounts that are currently commonly used to reduce asset values in family-owned and closely-held businesses, in an effort to increase tax revenue. The...more

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