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  • Ten early-stage legal missteps that may come back to haunt a company’s sale or IPO

    In the fast-paced, high-stakes and high-pressure world of startups, financial resources are scarce. Time is of the essence. Product and business development are high priorities. Against this backdrop, legal matters may seem a nuisance and not get the attention they deserve. The reasons for this neglect vary, but often include a lack […]

  • Avoiding Common Mistakes Made by Startups in Acquisitions

    So you’ve built a quality product that is being heavily consumed and a larger company is now seeking to acquire your startup. This blog post provides tips for avoiding common mistakes made by startup companies during acquisitions. Avoiding Mistakes from the Start of Your Startup: Founder Equity – Hold founder […]

  • Three Key Words for New Startups: Document, Document, Document

    When you are starting a company, the last thing you want to think about is paperwork, particularly dense legal agreements between your other cofounder(s) and your new company.  But as burdensome as it can seem now to properly document your startup, failing to do so now can cause much bigger […]

  • A cautionary tale for Exits with Earn-outs

    Selling with an Earn-out? Who is (Really) Buying? The Seventh Circuit Offers A Reminder. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit offers good reminders for structuring earn-out agreements. In Northbound Group, Inc., v. Norvax, Inc., et al., No. 14–1651 (July 28, 2015), the Seventh Circuit held that a […]