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SEC Raises Some Exemption Caps, Expanding Access to Capital (& Integration Framework)

In another move that should expand access to capital (see previous coverage of the slight expansion of the Accredited Investor standard here), the SEC on November 2, 2020 raised the caps on the amount that can be raised under certain offering exemptions. Here is the press release from SEC. As a baseline rule, the United …

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Indian doctor tricked into buying “Aladdin’s Lamp” (complete with 100% real and totally not fake at all Genie) for $200k

Suppose someone offered to sell you Aladdin’s Lamp (complete with real, actual genie*), for $200,000. Would you maybe be a little skeptical? Or would you say “OH YEAH, Imma be a $%@#^*# billionaire”? Well, at least one doctor in India opted for the latter. *not cartoon Robin Williams genie, and not blue painted Will Smith …

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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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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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Could the COVID-19 Coronavirus from Wuhan, China be a Terminal Illness for your Contract? Force Majeure, Acts of God, and Your Business

PLEASE FOLLOW THE ADVICE BEING GIVEN TO YOU BY MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS OR GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES AS THE COVID-19 SITUATION DEVELOPS AROUND THE WORLD Many people are now under quarantine or “social distancing” measures due to the novel coronavirus that was spawned in Wuhan, China and is now sweeping the globe. Of course, this virus could have …

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Transition Services Agreements: overview and new developments

A key component of some M&A transactions is the Transition Services Agreement, or TSA. The TSA essentially answers the question: what services is the seller required to continue providing to the buyer, for how long, and upon what terms? The TSA is a separate legal agreement from the acquisition agreement, covering certain services to be …

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Is Your Deal’s “Exclusive Remedy” Really Exclusive? Delaware Chancellors Say… Maybe Not

The Delaware Court of Chancery is the premier forum for complex corporate law disputes. The Chancellors recently clarified some issues regarding the exclusivity (or lack thereof) of purportedly exclusive termination fees for M&A deals, including an exercise in precise reading of contractual language. Corporate lawyers and other deal professionals should all be paying attention. The Deal In …

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