Key Legal Issues that Successful Business People Consider When Selling a Company

Education technology entrepreneurs and investors who have worked hard to build their company often look forward to selling the company as a means to “monetize” their ownership stake and achieve financial liquidity. While there are many critical times in a company’s life where value can be created or destroyed, the importance of the “end game” Read More …

Business Negotiations: When the Whole is Less than the Sum of the Parts

It’s an axiom of business that “the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Through the magic of synergy, a company can often create value by combining two or more things (e.g., businesses, products, marketing ideas) that interact positively and result in more than a purely additive outcome. The same result can often Read More …

A Real Switch to the Virtual World

Last August, I left a great law firm, Dorsey & Whitney, for another great but very different law firm, VLP Law Group. I remain close with Dorsey and would not hesitate to recommend its services (and frequently do). So why did I join VLP? VLP has at least three notable traits: flexibility, quality and value. Flexibility:  like Read More …

Jeff Fromm’s Panel Featured in April 8th News Segment about the US/Israel Venture Summit (The Jewish Channel)

I’m pleased to report that my panel was featured in a news segment about the The US/Israel Venture Summit, in an April 8th broadcast of The Jewish Channel. A link to the section of a YouTube video covering the panel is below. Fast forward to the 8:31 minute mark in the video. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGsO7dOKCvo&version=3&start=517]

Seal the Deal?

This post could be filed under “Strange Corporate Laws”. This one came up in a recent Delaware Supreme Court case entitled Whittington v. Dragon Group, L.L.C. The general statute of limitations for contract disputes in Delaware is 3 years. However, if the contract in question is “sealed”, then the statute of limitations is 20 years. Read More …

AEP Legal Corner – Independent Contractor or Employer: Getting It Right Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

by Gary M. Gansle, partner in Dorsey & Whitney’s Labor and Employment practice For far too long, employers have taken a laissez-faire approach to classifying workers as independent contractors in order to help control costs, streamline their organizations, and honor the stated preferences of their workers. However, the cost associated with being undisciplined and incorrect Read More …