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Commercial Leasing Issues for Technology Startups

2023-01-22T21:59:36+00:00January 22nd, 2023|General Counsel, Startups|

Technology startups face unique issues when it comes to negotiating and entering into commercial leases. Certain key considerations should be addressed in the negotiations between a technology startup tenant and a commercial lease landlord. The startup’s in-house legal team […]

Understanding Financial Ratios: The Essentials for Lawyers

2023-01-22T21:39:48+00:00January 22nd, 2023|General Counsel|

Financial ratios are a critical tool for analyzing a company’s financial performance over time. They are also useful for comparing financial performance among peer companies in a particular industry. While financial ratios and statistics are commonly calculated by investment […]

Intellectual Property Licensing and Antitrust Liability

2023-01-09T00:55:05+00:00January 8th, 2023|General Counsel|

In deciding whether to engage in intellectual property (IP) and technology licensing transactions, many companies overlook antitrust considerations. However, certain IP transactions and conduct can run afoul of federal antitrust laws. As an in-house lawyer, it is important to […]

Navigating the Disclosure Requirements of Current Reports on Form 8-K

2023-01-08T23:26:31+00:00January 8th, 2023|General Counsel|

Corporate lawyers working in-house at a public company are responsible for monitoring events that could trigger a requirement to file a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In-house counsel at public companies will […]

Financial Accounting for Lawyers: The Income Statement

2023-01-09T00:10:31+00:00December 20th, 2022|General Counsel|

Overview of the Income Statement; As an in-house lawyer, you should have a fundamental understanding of how to interpret your company’s financial statements. Legal issues frequently intersect with financial issues for the company and you will routinely have to […]

Financial Accounting for Lawyers: The Balance Sheet

2022-12-20T21:00:34+00:00December 20th, 2022|General Counsel|

Overview of the Balance Sheet;

As an in-house lawyer, you should have a fundamental understanding of how to interpret your company’s financial statements. The balance sheet is particularly important because it represents the company’s financial condition at a particular […]

An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Startup Seed Financing

2023-01-22T21:59:52+00:00November 30th, 2022|General Counsel, Startups|

Raising capital in the initial phase of a startup’s journey can be challenging and rewarding. Known as seed financing, this early-stage round is typically supported by friends, family, and high-net-worth angel investors. It is the first and often most […]

An In-House Counsel’s Guide to Startup Venture-Backed Financing

2023-01-22T22:00:05+00:00November 30th, 2022|General Counsel, Startups|

Most startups rely on capital-raising efforts in order to survive and grow over the long-term. Fundraising can be both challenging and exhilarating. Startups are often unprofitable due to an early focus on rapidly growing their business operations, building upon […]

Reviewing and Navigating Underwriting Agreement Negotiations for In-House Counsel

2022-11-30T21:41:53+00:00November 30th, 2022|General Counsel|

Companies may enter into an underwriting agreement when they want to offer securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The underwriting agreement is among the company issuing the offered securities (the issuer) and the investment banks acting […]

The Lawyer’s Role in Debt Offerings Under Rule 144A and Regulation S

2022-09-01T07:03:38+00:00September 1st, 2022|General Counsel|

Public and private companies at all stages of growth may consider raising capital through a debt offering. In order to help a company effectively price and close a debt offering, the company’s in-house counsel should understand the overall process […]

Understanding Sanctions Laws: A Primer for In-House Lawyers

2022-09-01T06:43:45+00:00September 1st, 2022|General Counsel|

U.S. companies must comply with sanctions laws that prohibit certain transactions or dealings with targeted countries, industries, entities, or individuals. While sanctions programs vary widely in the types of activities they prohibit, the penalties for violating sanctions laws can […]

Carried Interest: How It Works and What In-House Lawyers Should Know

2022-09-01T05:33:00+00:00September 1st, 2022|General Counsel|

Carried interest, or carry, has been a frequent topic in political debates. While some characterize it as a structural tool used to align the interests of private equity funds and their investors, others characterize it as a tax loophole. […]

Investor Roadshows and the Role of In-House Counsel

2022-09-01T05:20:46+00:00September 1st, 2022|General Counsel|

Roadshows play an essential role in a company’s capital raising efforts. It is an opportunity for the company’s management team to pitch the company to potential investors. A well-run roadshow presentation can generate significant investor interest in an offering […]

Responsibilities of Company Counsel When a Public Company Director Departs

2022-09-01T05:09:03+00:00September 1st, 2022|General Counsel|

Directors of public companies serve on a given company’s board of directors for a limited duration. Director departures are expected from time to time. It is the responsibility of the company’s counsel to ensure the proper procedures […]

Tips on Avoiding Insider Trading Violations for In-House Counsel

2022-07-26T23:15:28+00:00July 26th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

Insider trading violations can bring highly negative publicity to a company. As an in-house lawyer, you need to ensure appropriate risk management protocols are in place in order to prevent insider trading from occurring. Suspicious trading activities by company […]

Tips for In-House Counsel on Negotiating Lock-Up Agreements

2022-07-26T23:11:04+00:00July 26th, 2022|General Counsel|

The terms that a company and its directors, officers, and significant shareholders are subject to under a lock-up agreement can be the topic of much debate.

As an in-house counsel of a private company interested in going public, it is […]

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