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Top 10 Issues for Employers, Issue #8: Employment Considerations in Business Transactions

This is the eighth instalment in our Top 10 Issues for Employers series, focusing on employment considerations in business transactions. Specifically, this instalment discusses key employment and labour issues that a...more

Plan Your Success – the LOI

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

During our April 26, 2017 webinar, we discussed Letters of Intent (LOI) and the important role they can play in transactions. The LOI often serves as a roadmap or initial term sheet between a buyer and seller. ...more

How to Effectively Manage Vapor Intrusion Risks When Acquiring and Developing Property

With increasing concern and attention being raised by regulatory agencies and the public on protecting building occupants from exposure to vapor intrusion (VI)-related contaminants, parties acquiring and developing property...more

Reps & Warranties Insurance In M&A Deals – Getting the Deal Done

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Note: This is the first in a series of posts that will discuss the use of RWI in Mergers & Acquisitions. Essential to a buyer’s and seller’s evaluation of the purchase and sale of a company is the allocation of...more

5 tips for environmental due diligence in business transactions

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Virtually all business transactions involve some level of environmental risk. The key is to identify all of the potential risks and collect sufficient information about them early in the due diligence period of a transaction....more

Bass, Berry & Sims Releases Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look Ahead

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Bass, Berry & Sims PLC announces the release of its annual "Securities & Shareholder Litigation 2017: A Look Ahead," a high-level report that covers recent developments and offers best practices for the year ahead. The newly...more

Court Finds Consultant Not Liable to Prospective Purchaser Regarding ESA Performed for Lender

by PretiFlaherty on

A California appeals court ruled on February 8, 2017 (Mao v. PIERS Envtl. Servs., Inc., 2017 BL 37928, No. H041214, Cal. App. 6th) that an environmental consultant had no duty to a prospective purchaser of contaminated...more

How Should a Government Contractor Prepare the Company for Sale?

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Whether you have decided to sell your company or have just begun considering the possibility, you will want to make the most out of your market potential. The preparation you undertake before the sale will help you maximize...more

Three Big Reasons Government Contractors Should Complete Seller-Side Due Diligence

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

If approached properly, selling your business will rank among the most significant and rewarding moves of your career, representing the culmination of years of patience, hard work and vision. Whether you are planning a sale...more

Blog: Prep to Sell – Getting Ready for an M&A Exit

by Cooley LLP on

OK, so you have made the decision to explore a sale of your company. What can you do to make the deal go smoothly and put your best foot forward? Clean the House. Ask your outside counsel and accounting teams to help...more

Compliance Audits as part of Environmental Due Diligence - It’s more than just a Phase

by Murtha Cullina on

When Borrowers and their lenders think about environmental due diligence, they immediately focus on Phase I/Phase II/ Environmental Site Assessments. That’s a good thing, and is an essential requirement when acquiring real...more

Saving Time and Money when Selling a Small Business

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Advance planning is crucial when you decide to sell your small business. You need to be at the center of that planning. Don’t abdicate your responsibility for selling your business to your lawyer, your accountant or your...more

Energy Sector Alert Series: Five Essentials for Managing Deal Risk

by WilmerHale on

In this eight-week alert series, we are providing a broad look at current and emerging issues facing the energy sector. Attorneys from across the firm will discuss issues ranging from environmental disclosures and risk...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter 2016 Edition: Tools for Managing Environmental Risks in Deals

by Dechert LLP on

When parties to an M&A deal consider most environmental risks, they essentially seek the same goals that they seek with respect to other liabilities in the deal. M&A sellers, particularly private equity sellers, seek to avoid...more

Smart Selling And Buying: 5 Main M&A Pitfalls to Avoid

Marcellus Shale drilling was taking off, and the owner of an oil and gas service company fielded a buyout offer from a Wall Street private equity firm. Golden opportunity, right?...more

Considering Selling Your Company? Tip #2: Stage Your Company

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Nearly every founder or executive considers selling their company at one point or another. Before embarking on the complex process, it is crucial for the company leaders – especially within the ever-evolving tech community –...more

Considering Selling Your Company? Tip #1: Set Realistic Pricing Expectations

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Nearly every founder or executive considers selling their company at one point or another. Before embarking on the complex process, it is crucial for the company leaders – especially within the ever-evolving tech community –...more

Five Tips for a Successful Exit

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Any number of factors can trigger a tech company’s exit: worn-out founders, anxious investors, industry consolidation, or wild, Instagram-like success. As tech founders and executives contemplate the possibility and timing of...more

Can You Keep a Secret?

Most real estate deals begin with a letter of intent defining the principal terms of the deal, the only enforceable paragraph of which is an agreement to keep the transaction strictly confidential. Prior to the start of due...more

Fines Issued for Transfer of Customer Data in an M&A Asset Deal

Recent enforcement actions by the Bavarian Data Protection Authority (DPA) [Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht] highlight the importance of severe restrictions placed on the transfer of such data, even in the...more

M&A: Facilitate Deal-Making through the Use of Representation and Warranty Insurance

by McCarter & English, LLP on

In this frothy, seller-driven M&A market, representation and warranty insurance can help bridge the gap between a buyer and seller and facilitate deal-making. In M&A transactions, a seller seeks to limit the extent to...more

The Defaulting Seller and a Notice of Lis Pendens

by Jaburg Wilk on

After months of searching, you have finally found the house of your dreams, and much to your delight the Seller has accepted your offer of $500,000. You deposit your $15,000 “earnest money” with the escrow company, and an...more

Vendor Due Diligence Reports: Reducing Transaction Costs Through Seller-Controlled Diligence

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Due diligence for a prospective merger or acquisition typically involves the buyer’s review of documents provided by the seller and interviews with the target company’s management. ...more

Analysis of Recent Trends in Warranty Insurance in Private Equity M&A Transactions

by White & Case LLP on

Although Warranty Insurance in M&A transactions was a novelty product five to ten years ago, Warranty Insurance has now become an industry standard in Europe, largely thanks to its wide use by private equity firms who have...more

Antimonopoly Law Considerations and Risk Management in connection with M&A Transactions

In This Presentation: - General Indemnity: (1) Background and structure (2) Main provisions (3) Conduct of claims - Antitrust Indemnity: (1) Background (2) Main provisions (3) Conduct of...more

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