Bitcoin Mining to Use Renewable Energy, says Texas Startup

2022-01-26T20:57:39+00:00January 26th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Bitcoin mining is the process of creating new digital tokens and adding past transaction records to a public blockchain ledger. This energy-intensive process is a heavy greenhouse gas emitter.

Some startups encourage crypto miners to use clean […]

WeWork Co-founder Adam Neumann Builds Apartments in Southern Cities

2022-01-24T21:34:25+00:00January 24th, 2022|Start Ups|

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WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann has discovered a new real estate investment opportunity: buying luxury apartments in growing Southern cities. In cities including Miami, Nashville, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale, entities associated with […]

Lordstown Motors Recruits Top M&A Lawyer as New General Counsel

2022-01-20T20:50:32+00:00January 20th, 2022|General Counsel|

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Lordstown Motors is an electric vehicle maker that seeks to rival Tesla, Rivian, and Nikola. It recently hired top mergers and acquisitions lawyer Melissa Leonard as its new general counsel. Melissa Leonard […]

At-the-Market (ATM) Offerings Rise in Popularity

2022-01-20T20:54:58+00:00January 19th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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Publicly traded startups and emerging growth companies can choose many ways to raise additional capital. One of these methods is an at-the-market offering, or ATM offering. Whether a public company seeks to […]

Chobani, a Classic Immigrant Success Story, Files for IPO

2022-01-20T21:10:05+00:00January 17th, 2022|Start Ups|

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Chobani, the Greek yogurt marker, plans to become a publicly traded company in 2022. In preparation for an initial public offering (IPO), the company filed paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Ringing in the New Year with 2022 IPO Predictions

2022-01-13T21:27:08+00:00January 13th, 2022|Mergers & Acquisitions|

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In many ways, a New Year means new beginnings. For the U.S. capital markets, initial public offering (IPO) activity may continue to hold strong. Several well-capitalized startups would like a public exit. […]

Female Founded Startup Habi Leads in Male-Dominated Proptech Field

2022-01-11T22:01:53+00:00January 11th, 2022|Start Ups|

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Real estate tech innovation, or proptech, is redefining the real estate industry. It has the potential to disrupt housing markets around the world. In the Colombian market, a proptech startup called

Text Messages and Emails: Disoverable in Litigation?

2022-01-20T20:30:54+00:00January 10th, 2022|General Counsel|

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In this digitally connected age, there is a routine casualness to sending text messages, social media direct messages, and emails. However, courts are heavily scrutinizing many digital communications that initially seemed harmless.

Upon the filing of a […]

Burnout Among Employees During Pandemic Challenges Bosses

2022-01-26T22:12:23+00:00January 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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More workers have reported a deterioration of their mental health and feelings of burnout since the pandemic began. According to a September 2021 study, more than half the workers surveyed reported a […]

Waste Management and Recycling Company Rubicon to Go Public

2022-01-05T21:46:10+00:00January 5th, 2022|Environmental & Energy|

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Rubicon, a software company that provides recycling and waste management services, announced in December 2021 that it signed a merger agreement to go public in mid-2022. The total value of the merger deal will be […]

Nike Acquires NFT Collectibles Startup RTFKT for User Engagement

2022-01-20T21:12:41+00:00January 3rd, 2022|Tech Transactions & Licensing|

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Nike recently announced that it acquired RTFKT (pronounced artifact), an NFT startup focused on collectible items. The parties did not disclose the value of the total deal.

Co-founded by three friends in January 2020, RTFKT […]

Gucci America General Counsel Jumps to Apparel Startup CreateMe

2022-01-26T22:13:19+00:00December 30th, 2021|General Counsel|

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House of Gucci is a new movie starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. This headline-stealing Hollywood film profiles the Italian family behind the Gucci fashion empire and casts a light on the glamour and drama inside […]

Real Estate Startup Reali Hires First Ever Chief Legal Officer

2022-01-26T22:13:59+00:00December 29th, 2021|General Counsel, Start Ups|

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Reali, a real estate and fintech startup, hired Delma Locke as its first ever Chief Legal Officer. Ms. Locke was formerly the associate general counsel at Uber Technologies. She assumed the Chief Legal Officer position […]

Use Grantor Retained Annuity Trusts (GRATs) for Business Succession

2021-12-28T23:11:50+00:00December 28th, 2021|Private Equity|

Grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs) are a popular way to pass along appreciated gains and avoid estate taxes. Many executives, entrepreneurs, and wealthy individuals use these special trusts. Startup founders and key employees can use GRATs to minimize the […]

Digital Lidar Startup Ouster Appoints New Chief Legal Officer

2021-12-27T22:56:59+00:00December 27th, 2021|Start Ups|

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Ouster, a startup that produces high-resolution digital lidar sensors, announced that Adam Dolinko is the company’s new Chief Legal Officer. The announcement followed Ouster’s $1.9 billion merger with a special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC). As […]

Miami Startup Scene Grows Hotter During the Pandemic

2021-12-23T23:36:18+00:00December 23rd, 2021|Start Ups|

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Miami has become a more desirable city than ever before. In an unexpected consequence of the pandemic, the tech industry is flocking to this glamorous southern Florida city.

The beginnings of the Miami tech scene hype trace […]

Chief Sustainability Officer Role is Becoming the Norm

2021-12-22T19:51:57+00:00December 22nd, 2021|General Counsel|

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The Chief Sustainability Officer job function has grown in response to shareholder pressure. In recent years, companies have been urged to consider social good and other non-financial performance metrics, and to factor […]

Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation for Lawyers

2021-12-22T19:08:37+00:00December 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

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Meditation has been touted by celebrities and high-powered business executives. Similar to yoga and other wellness practices, mindfulness meditation is a multibillion-dollar industry. Industry leaders recognize […]

Masterworks Democratizes Blue-Chip Art Investing Through Fractional Ownership

2021-12-20T23:04:51+00:00December 20th, 2021|Start Ups|

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The high-end art world has long been inaccessible to the masses. Famous paintings and artwork at Sotheby’s and Christie’s sell at auctions […]

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