Exit

Companies and their investors start with great enthusiasm.  But in the life cycle of some companies, the enthusiasm (and funding) dissipates before the company has achieved an attractive sale or IPO.  In these instances, as the cash-out date looms, companies and their boards face difficult decisions about how and when […]

The family business not only represents the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of the founders, sometimes across generations, but is often a reflection of the founder’s and family’s values and beliefs. The family business has the potential to grow, adapt and continue to deliver value across generations – but can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]