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Shareholders: work with experienced legal counsel to exercise rights around mergers, P.2

Previously, we began discussing shareholders’ rights of dissent and appraisal in connection with merger transactions. As we noted last time, shareholders with voting rights don’t always have dissent and appraisal rights in every case, and in cases where they otherwise do, they can forfeit them if they fail to properly exercise them.

Shareholders: work with experienced legal counsel to exercise rights around mergers

In our last post, we wrote about a lawsuit a Whole Foods shareholder is filing against the company in an effort to block the proposed merger of Whole Foods and Amazon. As we noted, shareholders will be voting later this month on whether to approve the transaction. It will be interesting to see what becomes of the vote.

Shareholder files suit to block Amazon-Whole Foods merger

As a leader in online retail, Amazon.com is one of the largest corporations in the world, and CEO Jeff Bezos has become one of the wealthiest men in the world because of Amazon’s successful business model. Amazon’s success depends, of course, on its ability to work with vendors who provide high quality products.

Addressing competitive concerns raised by the FTC: work with experienced attorney

Previously, we briefly mentioned the place of the federal merger review process in business merger planning. As we noted last time, the primary concern with any large merger is the potential negative effects the proposal could have on competition. In some cases, federal authorities will require that the proposal is adjusted to address any concerns with competition.

Business mergers: work with experienced legal counsel to navigate financial, legal issues

Business mergers can be complex transactions and require careful planning to execute successfully. Planning for a merger must encompass every aspect of the companies’ operations, and there must effective communication, as well as a commitment unifying the business’ cultures and flexibility in adjusting to any changes that occur.

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.

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