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Nonprofit corporations: work with experienced attorney on executive compensation issues

In recent posts, we’ve been looking at the topic of executive compensation and severance agreement negotiation, and the importance of businesses working with experienced legal counsel to negotiate these agreements so as to minimize legal liabilities. For nonprofits, it is important to

Texas A&M board to vote on proposed employment contract extension for Chancellor

Negotiating employment agreements is an important task for businesses, for a number of reasons. First of all, there is the need to attract and secure qualified individuals, particularly for positions of great responsibility within the business. There is also the need to form agreements which allow a business to retain its talent. In addition, though, it important to consider the changing needs of the business and to establish options for addressing contractual disputes as they arise.

Starting a business in Texas? Tips to help finance your dream.

Entrepreneurs starting their own business must raise capital to make their dream a reality. There are a number of avenues available to help provide these funds, and it is wise to have a basic understanding of all your options before taking out a business loan.

Buy-sell agreements a useful tool in business succession planning, P.2

In our last post, we began looking at the potential usefulness of buy-sell agreements in business succession planning. As we noted, the terms of a buy-sell agreement can vary depending on various factors. Here, we’ll look at several common ways of structuring these agreements.

Buy-sell agreements a useful tool in business succession planning, P.1

Business succession planning is not something many business owners like to think about. There are probably a lot of reasons for this, among which are the fact that a lot of variables must be considered when planning how to ensure the successful transition of a business when a partner leaves, as well as the fact that many business owners don’t like to think about not being around to ensure the ongoing success of their business.

Work with experienced legal council to navigate merger review process

Last time, we began discussing—in very cursory fashion—the merger review process. As we noted, either the FTC or the DOJ is assigned to a merger review case. Once that happens, the agency can take several steps, depending on what it deems best in the case.

Feds block proposed health insurance mergers over competitive concerns

Consolidation of competitors, in any market, is something federal regulators constantly keep an eye on and carefully regulate. This is especially true in an industry like health care, which offers essential services for which consumers often have little bargaining power.

Reasons to merge -- and why many mergers fail

Business mergers have about as high a success rate as marriages: somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 percent. For each one that succeeds, one fails. If you're considering a merger or acquisition, you no doubt want yours to be the one that succeeds. You have your work cut out for you, as you likely already know. Being armed with the knowledge of potential pitfalls will help you decide whether this proposed partnership is a likely candidate for success, and help you navigate the many choices ahead.

Seek sound legal advice before entering into loan participation agreements, P.2

Last time, we began looking at the topic of loan participation agreements, which are common in commercial lending. As we noted, there are certain risks associated with these agreements and it is important for all parties involved to clearly establish the rights and duties of all involved lenders.

Seek sound legal advice before entering into loan participation agreements, P.1

Mortgage lending is not an easy area to navigate, particularly for those involved in complex transactions. Not only is there a need to abide by state and federal lending laws, there is also a need to carefully structure agreements so that transactions go as smoothly as possible and don’t lead to legal liability and financial loss.

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