Corporate
M&A Market is Still Hot—For Now

M&A Market is Still Hot—For Now

By: Kathryn M. Blom The M&A market has been booming, with the last five years moving at a head-spinning pace. COVID-19 may have momentarily dampened the market, but the fourth quarter of 2020 rebounded to be the strongest quarter in recent memory. 2021 is setting up to look even stronger, but all good things come to an end. Eventually. Given...

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Costly Mistakes Employers Make with Their Non-Competition Agreements. Plus:  Looking Ahead to Biden’s Push to Increase Competition

Costly Mistakes Employers Make with Their Non-Competition Agreements. Plus: Looking Ahead to Biden’s Push to Increase Competition

By: Laurie E. Meyer Many employers utilize “restrictive covenant” agreements (such as non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and non-disclosure agreements) to protect their confidential information, customer relationships, trade secrets or other intellectual property, and to otherwise prevent unfair competition.  This article will...

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Corporate Transparency Act and its Impact on Your Business

Corporate Transparency Act and its Impact on Your Business

On January 1, 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”), which requires all entities formed in or registered to do business in the United States to report beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”), subject to some exceptions, by no later than January 1, 2022. Although the CTA...

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Why “Red Teaming” is Critical When Selling a Business

Why “Red Teaming” is Critical When Selling a Business

The military spends a lot of time planning, updating plans, scrapping plans and replanning. If you’ve ever served, you can attest to the amount of time and effort required to nail down every variable that is considered and planned for to achieve an objective. In many ways, your company is like the military. You spend time and effort creating...

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Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Implications of the Biden Proposal

Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges: Implications of the Biden Proposal

On April 28th, 2021, President Biden revealed a slew of tax proposals. One of these proposals involved curtailing the use of a long-standing planning tool -- the Tax Deferred Like-Kind Exchange. Flowing from Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code, Section 1031 exchanges are a key component of the investment real estate market, especially for...

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Year-End Corporate Tax Considerations: The Essentials

Year-End Corporate Tax Considerations: The Essentials

As the end of year approaches, our thoughts turn to the holidays…and year-end tax planning. Especially in this year where there have been numerous disruptions, it is valuable to set aside some time to review company actions from a tax perspective. The following list outlines a few items that we believe companies should review before the holidays....

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Mitigating Merger & Acquisition Risks in the Era of COVID-19

Mitigating Merger & Acquisition Risks in the Era of COVID-19

Deals can be complicated and adding the COVID-19 pandemic to the mix certainly hasn’t made it easier to buy or sell a business.  As the pandemic continues to create uncertainty for businesses, buyers and sellers can take steps now to mitigate risk in their transactions.  Aside from taking the appropriate precautions to stop the spread of...

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