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SEC Expands Definitions of Accredited Investor and QIB, Widening Access to Private Offerings

  If you have ever raised money as a startup, done private securities deals, raised money for private equity, or done other similar private securities market activities, you know how important the “Accredited Investor” standard is. HINT: if you want to get to exactly what the changes were, then please skip to Part 3 In …

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EXPLAINER: CONTRACTS 101

EXPLAINER: CONTRACTS 101 This post was co-authored by Ryan Reiffert, San Antonio corporate & transactional attorney and  Evan Janssen, a student at St. Mary’s School of Law Background Contracts are no strangers at the Law Offices of Ryan Reiffert, PLLC. I assist with and review personal transactions, business agreements, government procurement documents, investment contracts, and …

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Top 10 Largest Mergers & Acquistions since 2010

This post was co-authored by Evan Janssen, a student at St. Mary’s School of Law, and Ryan Reiffert, San Antonio corporate & transactional attorney.   In this article, we will discuss the ten largest mergers or acquisitions worldwide since 2010. From media providers to food products, massive mergers and acquisitions between companies have been much …

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How to Purchase (or Sell) a Business Now in 5 Steps

How to Purchase (or Sell) a Business Now in 5 Steps So you want to purchase a business but you are not sure how to go about the process and close the purchase in the right way. LAW OFFICES OF RYAN REIFFERT PLLC has published this guide to help you in this high-stakes process. Based …

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COVID-19 Waivers: When to Use Them, How They Protect You (Or, How They Sometimes Don’t), and A Few Things to Watch Out For

Maybe you’re thinking “oh God, another COVID article”? And if your business is closed, or isn’t customer-facing, or etc., feel free to skip this one. But, if it’s not, this is timely stuff. I was recently quoted in Reuters and the NY Post, as well as a few other places, about COVID waivers (here and …

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure: another look

This post was co-authored by Evan Janssen, a student at St. Mary’s School of Law, and Ryan Reiffert, San Antonio corporate & transactional attorney. In case you’ve been living under a rock, COVID-19 has dominated current events throughout 2020. For the science sticklers among you, a brief detour: ·         COVID-19 is the name of the disease …

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BREAKING NEWS: More Relief Coming for Small Businesses as Government Refills the Loan Program (a.k.a. PPP Round 2)

The $350 billion Paycheck Protection Program part of the CARES Act ran out in under two weeks(!) and now the race is on to get in for the second round before it, too, runs out. If you missed my previous posts about PPP, CARES act, Force Majeure, and other coronavirus-related topics, please feel free to …

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INFOGRAPHIC: How a Startup Grows

The attached infographic shows an example of a company’s journey from its beginning to initial public offering (IPO). Your startup may or may not follow this exact path – some stages may be compressed into one, and others may be separated into different parts. Your company may receive a buyout offer somewhere along the way. …

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Coronavirus relief: the CARES Act passes House & Senate, goes to White House [UPDATED]

UPDATE: From what I am hearing, the SBA is currently working on regulations setting forth the details of the forgiveable loan program and other parts of the small business-centric portions of the statute – I have heard rumors that they will be released by Monday, but this is a rapidly changing situation, so please check …

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Top 7 Questions to Ask Before Engaging a Business Attorney

Selecting corporate counsel for your business is an important decision – having the right advisor in your corner, who is not only a legal expert and a qualified attorney, but a true “counselor” as well, can be a critical component in protecting and growing your business. For an entrepreneur, a new business is a little …

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