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By |April 14th, 2015|


Selling a Business? Avoid Doing This…!

By |April 10th, 2015|

Ok, so in my recent article we discussed the Top 5 Sell-Side Advantages of M&A. Now assuming that you are a business owner and you have found yourself in a position to sell your business, for whatever reason, how do you go about it? What are some things you need to think about when actually engaging […]

Top 5 Buy-Side Advantages of M&A

By |April 1st, 2015|

On January 5, 2015, Fortune released an article which highlighted that, “global merger and acquisition activity hit $3.5 trillion in 2014, which is up 47% from the year before.” Using Thomas Reuters as a resource, this article is a number of recent publications showing that M&A activity has steadily increased over the past 5 years, with 2014 […]

Asset Sale or Stock Sale: What’s The Best M&A Deal Structure For You?

By |March 12th, 2015|

In my previous two articles I highlighted the Top 5 Sell-Side Advantages of M&A and the Top 5 Buy-Side Advantages of M&A.

Assuming that these advantages are compelling enough to drive you to buy or sell a business, how do you decide what type of deal structure is best for effectuating the transaction?

Well, acquisitions […]

Top 3 Legal Danger Zones for Businesses Using Social Media

By |December 13th, 2014|

Over the years, social media has quickly taken the reign as one of the most utilized marketing tools of businesses, both large and small. Its efficiency and effectiveness, mixed with its low-cost, has caused many businesses to directly implement social media as not only a marketing tool, but as a tool to drive customer engagement.

Indeed, […]

How Non-Disclosure Agreements Save Businesses

By |December 2nd, 2014|

When running a business it’s critical to understand what assets you have and how to protect those assets. An asset is anything of economic value owned or controlled by a person/organization. Whether you‘re a new business or an establish business developing a new concept, it’s vital to recognize that your idea is an asset that […]

Business Branding: How Strong is Your Trademark?

By |November 28th, 2014|

For business owners, it’s very important to understand that not all trademarks are created equal. In my previous post I expressed that one of the factors taken into account when assessing trademark infringement is the “strength of the mark”.

The law has generated several classifications to identify the strength of any particular trademark being used in commerce. […]

Trademark Infringement: What Victoria’s Secret’s Loss Should Teach Small Businesses

By |November 12th, 2014|

In 1984, three Irish brothers entered into the world of entrepreneurism when they created Thomas Pink Ltd., a luxury-clothing brand based in London. This UK-based company, selling both men and women’s clothing, expanded its brand and eventually became a part of LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey). Today Thomas Pink has approximately 90 stores worldwide.

In 1977, […]

Copyright, Trademark, Patent: Basics of Intellectual Property

By |November 1st, 2014|

Ok, we all know that intellectual property protection is good. We also know that we should usually choose some form of that protection to ensure our creative brain children are safeguarded, but how do we know which form is most appropriate or under what circumstances we should select that form?

Knowing the basics of intellectual property […]

Why Partnership Agreements Matter

By |October 22nd, 2014|

Starting a business with one or more partners is a lot like the beginning of any relationship, all parties’ hopes are high and all either one can see is a long-lasting, picturesque bond. During the honeymoon phase the relationship flourishes and both parties are cooperative and largely unselfish. Both parties work to achieve a common […]

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