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    Negotiating the Purchase Agreement for a Closely Held Business

    Imagine that your client calls you and tells you that he has just agreed to purchase a closely held business. You are asked to prepare the purchase contract for the deal. Where do you begin? You might begin by asking your client the following questions...

    How to Handle Corporate Distress Sale Transactions

    Economic conditions over the past few years have increased the number of distressed companies that are seeking to sell assets as part of their plans to improve their financial condition. Rising interest rates, oil prices and large legacy costs are some...

    Requesting Letter of Intent or Memorandum of Understanding

    One or both parties may request that their preliminary understandings be embodied in a letter of intent or memorandum of understanding. The wisdom of entering into such an agreement at an early stage of negotiations when the terms of the transaction are...

    Drafting Closing Documents and Closing a Transaction

    The first place to start in preparing to close a merger, acquisition, or consolidation transaction is to review all the conditions to closing set forth in the merger, securities, or asset purchase agreement and create a checklist of the items that are...

    Due Diligence in Mergers & Acquisitions

    In the field of Mergers & Acquisitions, the ultimate question is how much the buyer should pay for the target. In order to determine the price, an attorney representing the buyer is required to engage in the relatively mundane yet crucial process...

    So You Want to Practice Securities Law?

    Interested in practicing in the Securities area? Here’s an overview of what you can expect… Market Segment Overview; Types of Firms Practicing Securities Law The majority of securities law is practiced in large to national firms....