Bryan Cave recently organized a half-day symposium on the opportunities and legal considerations related to responsible and impact investing. The “Responsible and Impact Investing Symposium,” held on November 10, was co-hosted by Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business and featured leaders in this growing field who discussed opportunities and challenges […]

Third-party service providers are critical for startups’ growth.  Independent developers, designers, marketing firms, and data analysts (among others) provide valuable services, but they also present difficult and unique privacy and cybersecurity challenges.  Vendor management is important throughout the life of your relationship with your vendors.  Vendor diligence starts during the […]

MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA – November 28, 2016– Galera Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing transformational new treatments for cancer patients, announced today it has received $15 million in funding from new investor Sofinnova Ventures, bringing its Series B financing total to $57 million. Sofinnova joins existing investors New Enterprise Associates, […]

As the owner or manager of a newly minted business, you are likely inclined to engage independent contractors to design your web site, create your marketing materials and perhaps even provide services to your clients. Engaging an independent contractor is often more attractive than hiring an employee as a way […]

As many entrepreneurs and small business owners know, banks, landlords and investors will often require a personal guarantee. A personal guarantee allows the lender to reach your personal assets to satisfy a debt in the event the business is not able to pay. While many lenders will walk away unless […]

Many startups get independent and experienced advice from an advisory board.  Board advisors are typically experienced hands who can help the board of directors fulfill its duties without getting bogged down by the details of company oversight.  Retaining board advisors is a great idea for many companies, but before establishing […]

 Brexit -What you need to Know?   Despite the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, companies doing business in the UK can still continue to trade with the European Union in exactly the same way as they have done in the past. The UK is still a member of […]

The issue of whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay or must be paid overtime for hours worked over weekly or daily thresholds (non-exempt) is a critical one for any business. Many employers believe that putting employees “on salary” makes it unnecessary to pay overtime to that employee.  Many […]

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 […]

The best way to handle any emergency is to be prepared. When it comes to data breaches, incident response plans are the first step organizations take to prepare. Furthermore, many organizations are required to maintain one. For example, any organization that accepts payment cards is most likely contractually required to […]