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Indemnification Clauses in M&A Agreements

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | May 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are complex transactions that involve multiple parties, multiple assets, and complicated agreements. When one company purchases another company or two companies merge, there are expectations on the part of each party concerning the quality of assets being purchased, the success of the future company, and a myriad of other issues.

Common Control Terms Sought by Financing Partners

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | May 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every party in a lending or business agreement attempts to secure their position through the legal contract created. In many cases, there are certain control terms that are sought by financing partners in order to ensure that debts are paid and that they have security in the event that it appears a borrower may remain unable to continue to pay a debt. Understanding common control terms in these types of agreements can help ensure that your legal and financial rights remain protected. Consider visiting with an experienced business attorney at Newburn Law, to learn more about your rights specific to your contract or agreement.

Independent Contractors vs. Traditional Employees

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Apr 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

With the rise of the gig economy and availability of independent contractors, many companies are considering hiring independent contractors rather than employees. However, the question has to be asked – when should a company use independent contractors and when should it use employees?

What Acquisition Criteria Are and How To Develop An Acquisition Strategy

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Apr 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Developing acquisition criteria is essential for any business considering acquiring another company to increase shareholder value. Once a company determines that an acquisition is the most cost-effective way to increase its value, the key to developing an effective acquisition strategy is determining the acquisition criteria the company will use to evaluate target companies.

Transfer Restrictions in LLC and Partnership Agreements

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Apr 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

A good business partnership is like a marriage. You choose your partner(s) for a reason. Transfer restrictions represent your only defense to ended up with a partner you didn't select. However, transfer restrictions can also limit your ability to sell your interests in the business. Contact an experienced Newburn Law attorney to help you balance these needs and ensure the long-term success of your business.

Why You Need A Transactional Lawyer

Posted by Patrick Ivy | Mar 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

A transactional lawyer adds value to your business by helping you identify and minimize risks and avoid expensive litigation. Contact an experienced business attorney at Newburn Law, P.C. to help you ensure your rights are protected.

The Importance of an Employee Handbook

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Mar 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

All businesses rely on people. Human resource questions impact every business, and while your employees are your most important asset, they can also be one of your biggest risks. At Newburn Law, we understand how important your employees are to your success. We help our clients develop policies and procedures for their employees to not only keep employees happy and engaged but also to minimize the risks that human resources issues can raise. Contact us today to learn more about why you need a company employee handbook.

A Guide to Financial Term Sheets

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Mar 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Any business owner knows investments are critical to starting and expanding your company. At Newburn Law, we support our clients at every step of the way, regardless of their size or industry. One of the most important guiding documents in the investment relationship is the financing term sheet. Consider visiting with our experienced business lawyers to negotiate and review term sheets to ensure your business is getting the investment you need but not signing away too much. If your business is negotiating with investors, contact our experienced transactional lawyers. Whether this is your first term sheet or your hundredth, our lawyers will be there to guide your business through this complicated process.

The Most Common Legal Documents in Commercial Transactions

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Feb 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many forms of commercial transactions exist, spanning from one-off transactions, such as sales, to ongoing agreements involving investing or receiving investments in a business. They can occur on a large or small scale. They might occur between consumers and companies, between multiple businesses, between government entities and businesses, or even between internal departments within a company. They can involve the exchange of materials, products, services, or intangible property. At Newburn Law, we have experience drafting documents to memorialize all types of commercial transactions.

The Importance of Corporate Governance

Posted by Patrick Ivy | Feb 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

  For small businesses, corporate governance is critical. Not only is it important to ensure smooth business operations, but it is also necessary to ensure fairness to shareholders and integrity among management. Establishing processes and procedures for directors and officers of a business help...

What Can Outside General Counsel Do for Your Business?

Posted by Ryan M. Newburn | Feb 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Businesses—small and large—all face legal, compliance, and regulatory issues. From legal entity formations to day-to-day legal matters to more-specific litigation conflicts, all businesses encounter various legal requirements that require expert guidance. Every business can benefit from having a lawyer's expertise on the team. However, not every business needs to spend the, often high, costs of hiring a full-time in-house attorney to have this guidance.

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