Add Your Blog | | Signup
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 1W ago

The (not so SAFE) Simple Agreement for Future Equity

A SAFE (simple agreement for future equity) is a contract to receive an amount of equity as determined in a future priced round for which the investor pays the purchase price upfront. Despit...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 1W ago

Independent Sponsor Deal Sourcing Grows

Over the past decade, the independent sponsor model has become increasingly prevalent in sourcing transactions in the lower middle market. An “independent sponsor” transaction is one in whic...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 2W ago

Considerations in Buying a Franchise

One way to fulfill entrepreneurship desires is to take advantage of a franchise opportunity. Some of the items to consider when contemplating buying a franchise include:Cost: Initial franchi...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 3W ago

Should You Fire a Racist Employee?

Here are questions that every employer should ask before making a final decision to terminate an employee based on his or her political beliefs or activity:No. 1. Are you a private sector em...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 3W ago

Tips to Handle Tense Negotiations

Here are few things that you can do and keep in mind when dealing with a difficult topic in order to keep a contract negotiation grounded, focused and moving in a positive direction.1.     S...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 3W ago

The 11 Stages Of Selling A Company

I have written about the process of selling a privately-owned business in a series of three posts. Part 1 is found here. Part 2 is found here. Part 3 here. The process may also be considere...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 3W ago

ESOP as Exit Strategy not a Fable

One way for business owners to transition their ownership to their employees and to receive liquidity for their shares is through the creation of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). An...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 3W ago

Dealing with a PRC Acquirer

The continued unpredictability of the government of the People's Republic of China (including its recently enhanced foreign exchange control measures), coupled with the ties of some PRC busi...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 4W ago

Who Owns IP Created by a Consultant?

Many people are surprised to learn that the general rule is that, absent a written agreement to the contrary, whoever invents or authors Intellectual Property (IP) owns the IP, and a co-inve...
Deal Attorney by Anthony Cerminaro · 4W ago

Transaction Efforts Clauses Explained

Most transaction documents include efforts clauses as covenants that require a party to perform a certain act or acts to achieve a stated goal. For instance you may be obligated to use:Best ...