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May 13, 2021

Twelve Tips When Preparing to Sell a Family-Owned Business

Whether you started the business yourself or are “next generation,” selling a family-owned business is usually an experience that can bring both excitement and anxiety. Here are 12 tips to help you focus on the exciting parts:

Twelve Tips in Preparation

  1. Before you go to market, do a preliminary valuation analysis.
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Mar 09, 2021

Are You Covered? The Exposure of D’s and O’s for Diverse Reasons

In December 2020, NASDAQ submitted a proposed rule change to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to add a diversity requirement as a condition for listing on its electronic stock exchange. That proposal would require at least two “diverse” directors or officers and periodic disclosure of aggregate data on gender preference, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.» Read More

Jun 27, 2019

General Partnership Interests Are Securities – Sometimes: The 5th Circuit Revisits Williamson

In 2016, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) brought a civil suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, against Arcturus Corporation, a Texas corporation (“Arcturus”); Aschene Energy LLC (“Aschene”), a Texas limited liability company; and Leon Ali Parvizian, a U.K.» Read More

Aug 14, 2018

Single Member LLCs – Best Practices for Maintaining Liability Protection

In Pennsylvania, forming a corporate entity for your business (particularly an LLC) is a good first step in liability protection for business owners, but it is only the first step.  Once your LLC has been formed, you must take certain actions (and avoid certain others) to maintain a separate existence between yourself and your entity to ensure maximum liability protection.» Read More