THE ISSUE IS USUALLY IS IT WORTH THE MONEY YOU WILL SPEND FOR LEGAL AND WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF WINNING? AS A RULE, ONLY ACCIDENT CASES ARE HANDLED ON A CONTINGENCY. THUS A LAWYER WOULD ASK FOR MONEY TO PUT IN TRUST FOR...Read more »
Why would you not? Will it not affect their employment? Common decency is a good rule of thumb. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials,...Read more »
Typically, if there is a merger, the patents will belong to the new company.
But it does not have to be that way. Issued patents are treated just like any other business asset. Your company can sell the patents along with all the other business assets such as inventory, production...Read more »
A letter of intent is proof that you are committed to the transaction. It means that you generally agree to the transaction, but still need to work out the details. You are not locked in, but at the same time you may be liable for damages if you back out without a good reason. You should consult...Read more »
First determine the reputation of the organization. Analyze what the costs are and what the training provides. Ask to talk to existing franchisees or simply go to a relatively close franchisee and speak to them. Check to see if they are registered in your state and if there are pending complaints...Read more »
There are a number of ways to do this but the two most common are:
1. have someone independently value the stock being purchased without adjustment for minority ownership or lack of control (there are a variety of ways to deal with selection of who values the business);
In any transaction each party should disclose any material information that might impact the other party's decision to move forward. Generally, each company should disclose their financial information and any known potential liabilities such as potential lawsuits, potential liabilities for recalls...Read more »
My company (A) is about to go submit a service proposal to company B. What if Company C acquires Company B and then Company C does not want to continue with our existing contract with Comp. B? What clause can I put in my contract with Company B to protect my company from taking that loss?
Usually, company C takes company B subject to all its obligations, e.g., a contract with company A. One way to address this is by having your attorney address in the contract what happens if you get terminated without proper cause.
A few weeks to a few years, depending on how complicated the business is, whether you are agreed on the price, whether licenses need to be transferred, whether you agree on future non-competition obligations, other business factors, and whether you have lawyers who focus on getting the deal closed.
It will depend on the manner and terms of the acquisition. Assuming the buyer wants to retain the employees with the Visa then you need to speak to an immigration attorney prior to finalizing the acquisition documents.
There are many such instances. In some cases, the acquirer will not even buy the company unless the founder stays. Merely writing it into the paperwork does not mean that you will achieve your objectives. You need to have a detailed understanding with the acquirer. Just saying "running the company"...Read more »
Someone I met is closing down their business and has a fair number of assets. If I were to form a company to acquire their business, would I be subject to paying their taxes and other debts? This would be a California formed Corporation absorbing a Texas Corporation.
If the terms of the purchase and sale are drafted by an attorney who knows their business, the only thing you will be obligated to pay for are the assets you buy and any debts you agree to assume. If you in fact are going to buy substantially all of the assets of the business then you need to make...Read more »
Yes, if what you are telling me is that they engaged in fraud by altering their books and the alterations are material such that you either would not have proceeded with the acquisition or would have changed the price and terms, then you have grounds to rescind the transaction or to sue the...Read more »
I own a trademark for a popular Los Angeles tourism service that has an established fan base and website attracting thousand of visitors daily. The name is synonymous with Hollywood and people recognize it the moment they see/hear it. I'm looking for ways to capitalize on the brand name by (for... Read more »
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