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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
As an in-house lawyer at a company with multiple layers of hierarchy, you will likely at some point come across a supervisor with poor management skills. Being adept at navigating around bad managers can be key to thriving in […]
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 […]
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 […]
In-house lawyers are likely to encounter non-disclosure agreements (“NDAs”) in a variety of different contexts. Sometimes called confidentiality agreements, NDAs are especially common in the M&A transactional context. In fact, a non-disclosure agreement is often one of the first […]
In-house legal departments often work closely with outside law firms on transactions. This is especially the case when companies undertake complex transactions such as securities offerings. In connection with the securities offering, an outside law firm will issue a […]
Every corporate entity has legal formation and organizational documents. These organizational documents are like an operating manual for the company. They provide guidance about the internal affairs of the company and define the roles and duties of directors, officers, […]
In recent years, companies have come under increasing scrutiny for their environmental practices. The heightened focus on corporate ESG and sustainability has cast a spotlight on the impact businesses have on air emissions, water discharges, hazardous waste, and other […]
Whether you are an in-house lawyer at a large, established company or at an early-stage startup, you should have a basic understanding of private equity. Private equity funds acquire and invest in companies of many varieties. Private equity funds […]
Preferred stock is a flexible tool for structuring investments. In earlier stage financing transactions, preferred stock is often given to key investors. While the preferred stock is issued by both early-stage and mature companies, it is particularly important for […]
In-house lawyers are required to be well-versed in a number of distinct areas of law. Regardless of the industry or company size, companies face a wide range of legal issues. These issues span areas such as employment law, intellectual […]
Auditing is the process of evaluating a company’s financial statements according to set standards. While a company’s auditors have primary responsibility over auditing financial reports, lawyers regularly need to work alongside auditors and understand how to interpret audit reports. […]
Negotiation styles and approaches can impact the outcome of a negotiation. As a corporate lawyer, it is important to be aware of different styles in order to prepare for a successful negotiation.
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Many companies have implemented corporate governance guidelines that capture the distinct procedures, practices, and culture of the management team and board of directors. In-house lawyers are often tasked with drafting, reviewing, or updating a company’s corporate governance guidelines. Although […]
The sale of a company is a time-consuming and intensive process. The sale process often takes many months to complete. There are many key constituents involved including the company’s owners, management, employees, customers, financial advisors, and legal counsel.
The selling […]
A company’s risk factors form an essential part of the reports filed by public companies and companies seeking to go public. Risk factor disclosures are cautionary statements that companies include in their disclosure documents about the key risks a […]