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Competition over Voting Machines
When you go to cast your vote, your thoughts are mostly on which candidate to support. You probably pay little attention to the actual machine. However, the machine used to cast your ballot has been the subject of recent government investigations and lawsuits. The Justice Department (DOJ) has had some ... READ MORE

Lawsuits Lost Profits and Frightened Franchisees
Jack in the Box is one of the US's biggest hamburger chains with more than 2,000 restaurants in 18 states. However, some California chains are having difficulties. The franchises formerly owned and operated by Abe Alizadeh have gone bankrupt and about 60 are scheduled to turn over to new owners in April. ... READ MORE

Asset Valuation in Mergers & Acquisitions
Because of a great emphasis on growth in the business world, mergers and acquisitions ("M&A") are highly favored because they help a business expand rapidly: sometimes it's easier and faster to enter a new market, or increase your market share, by buying a business that's already in the market, rather ... READ MORE

Buying & Selling a Business: Preparing . . .
It can be a big waste of time for both you and the lawyer if you're not prepared for your first meeting. Business lawyers usually charge by the hour, so being unprepared will also end up costing you money, because it will take longer for the lawyer you hire to get up to speed on your legal matter. The ... READ MORE

Buying a Business: The Purchase Agreement
Once you've agreed to purchase a business, you'll need to formalize that agreement. This is typically done using a purchase agreement, which is a legal contract that outlines the details of the sale. (This may also be known as a business purchase agreement, asset purchase agreement, stock purchase agreement ... READ MORE

Buying a Retail Business
Many people who are interested in being their own boss will consider buying a retail store. Investing in a pre-existing business has some advantages because someone else has already invested the time to the open the store, market it and build a customer base. But before buying a retail operation, consider ... READ MORE

Buying Or Selling A Business: The Basics
If you're buying or selling a business, the deal will almost always be structured either as an acquisition (through an asset purchase or a stock purchase) or as a merger. Asset Purchase In concept, the easiest way to buy a business is to purchase a seller's assets, free and clear of any liabilities. ... READ MORE

Investing Directly in a Business
There are a lot of ways to invest money in a company. Generally speaking, though, you can divide investment vehicles into two different categories: direct and indirect investments. With a direct investment, you actually acquire an ownership interest in the company, for example, as a stockholder or a ... READ MORE

Planning for Buying or Selling a Small Business
If you're buying or selling a small business, there are literally dozens of things that you need to do and think about. No matter how small the business is, the process of selling or buying is a complex matter. The underlying goal, of course, is simple: you need to make sure that you're getting a good ... READ MORE

Rights & Liabilities after Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are very common today: one business - usually a corporation - takes over or buys out another business and takes its place in the market. Although the terms are often used interchangeably, a merger is not the same thing as an acquisition. A merger is when two or more companies ... READ MORE


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ASSET PURCHASE AGREEMENTS: Pre-Closing Considerations in North Carolina

Do you need a Nondisclosure Agreement with the Seller? Have you determined all of the Related Parties on which due diligence should be performed (Seller, Stockholders/Members, Subs ... Read more


1. Buying a New Business: If you are buying a new business, either by an Asset Purchase or Stock Purchase, you should consider whether you should require the Seller and its owners and a ... Read more


A well drafted Asset Purchase Agreement should address the following topics: Both parties must clearly define which Business Assets are being sold/purchased (the Purchased Ass ... Read more


Are you considering Buying or Selling a Business or Business Assets?  Where do you start? If you are the Buyer should you buy the entire business (typically called a stock purchase) or just the b ... Read more

Fundamentals of Contract for Sale of Business

Like any other business transaction, sale of a business encompasses myriad of considerations. Such considerations often involve risk and its allocations to the parties involved. Parties often have to ... Read more

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