Business activity is normalizing, with merger and acquisition increasing. In June DeAngelis Legal reviewed two letters of intent, prepared another and talked with several other business owners who were considering a transaction. We had not seen this level of activity since 2019, but it remains to be seen whether the activity will continue or result [...]
In May we saw a significant uptick in business transactions and investment activity, including the review and analysis of start up companies. In one such matter, DeAngelis Legal reviewed the proposed documents, assisted the client in negotiations and structuring of the investment and documented the transaction. Documents included a promissory note and security agreement and [...]
“It’s not personal, it’s just business.” This often used phrase is utilized in a variety of contexts, often to justify some extreme unsupported negotiation position or rationalize an unreasonable result. However, it is plain wrong; business is personal. Business owners who fail to recognize this limit their success and risk losing their investment, goodwill or [...]
The new year kicked off strong on the business side. DeAngelis Legal assisted several clients with start-up entities, evaluating investments in venture capital opportunities and the formation of real estate holding companies. The real estate acquisitions ranged from single family lots to commercial buildings and the business ranged from online products and services to construction [...]
Represented a new client with the buyout of an investor from a closely held business in Scottsdale. DeAngelis Legal advised the buyer regarding the acquisition structure, reviewed and revised the interest purchase agreement and prepared the documents necessary to properly evidence the buyer as the sole owner of the entity going forward.
Assisted seller with the proposed sale of a Scottsdale small business. DeAngelis Legal advised Seller with negotiations and reviewed and revised the asset purchase agreement evidencing the sale, including the preparation of a lease for the property used by the business.
Assisted Scottsdale buyer with the purchase of a website and its software. DeAngelis Legal prepared the asset purchase agreement including provisions necessary to transfer components unique to websites, including software, copyrights, third party licenses, and content and other provisions to protect the buyer such as restrictive covenants and representations. For more information on structuring mergers [...]
For the third month in a row a private equity group and their national law firm insisted on the transaction being structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes. For a description of this type of transaction see https://www.deangelislegal.com/business-services/mergers-acquisitions/. DeAngelis Legal was brought in after the letter of intent, but assisted the new construction client with [...]
After the confidentiality agreement, the Letter of Intent is the next step in the sale of a business and is intended to be a non-binding document which outlines the material deal points of the transaction. Sellers want to know what the material terms of the offer are, and Buyers want to know that their [...]
In a show of how strong the market is right now, we assisted another mid-market Arizona based corporation with the sale of their business. Again, the private equity group and their national law firm insisted on the transaction being structured as an “F-reorganization” for tax purposes in lieu of an asset sale as originally proposed. [...]