This post is part two of our series exploring various
aspects of due diligence in the context of a merger and acquisition (M&A)
transaction. Our prior post discussed M&A due diligence generally and its objectives . This
post will focus on the...
Our colleague Mimi Hunter
recently summarized the basic aspects of due diligence in the context of a
venture capital investment ( What is due diligence? ). In this series of posts, I will
highlight considerations for due diligence in the context of a...
Earlier this week, I attended the TechNW 2011 conference organized by the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA). The
conference was very informative and full of interesting presenters and topics.
The corporate development panel discussion...
One of the more confusing parts about forming a startup
is sorting through the dozen or so documents that may come into play. Below are
the basic organizational documents to consider when forming your startup. Which
documents are applicable to your...
The SEC today announced the formation of the Advisory
Committee on Small and Emerging Companies to focus on interests and priorities
of small businesses and smaller public companies.
According to the SEC's press release , the committee is intended...
In order to protect your startup's confidential
information and intellectual property, it is generally advisable to have all
employees execute an employee nondisclosure and intellectual property rights
assignment agreement before commencement of...
Last week Chancellor Strine of the Delaware Court of
Chancery issued an opinion in GRT,
Inc. v. Marathon GTF Technology, Ltd. , No. 5571-CS (Del. Ch. July 11, 2011) ,
addressing whether a provision in a joint venture contract that particular representations...