Advertising Law in the United States

2023-03-30T20:34:43+00:00March 30th, 2023|General Counsel|

Advertising in the United States involves various rules and restrictions that control advertising content and protect certain intellectual property rights. In addition, many advertisements are subject to industry-specific regulations. There are also special restrictions on advertisements targeting children and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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