Michael J. Meehan writes:

In a typical purchase agreement (e.g., an asset purchase agreement or stock purchase agreement), the seller  is generally required to convey the property in question “free and clear of all liens and encumbrances.”  If you are an entrepreneur planning an exit, you must have a working knowledge of the concept of

JR Lanis writes:

The Securities and Exchange Commission has issued new rules, termed Regulation A+, which were promulgated under Section 401 of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, also known as the JOBS Act, which expand upon the previous Regulation A. The new rules ease securities laws to allow smaller and independent investors to

Founders and investors alike are often rewarded for betting on “disruptive” technologies, which in some cases means pushing legal boundaries.  Sometimes, early stage companies hoping to mimic the success of companies like Uber and Airbnb brush issues aside related to employment law, municipal regulations or tort liability at their own peril.

Several notable “sharing economy”

Early stage companies with valuable intellectual property often receive solicited or unsolicited opportunities to sell their business, which a buyer may view as a means of acquiring intellectual property.  Differences as to enterprise valuation may be bridged through an “earnout” mechanism whereby the buyer pays an initial amount at closing and, if certain milestones are