2019 VC and M&A Forum: Current M&A Deal Terms Panel Recap

By: Stephanie Singer At Morse's 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, panelists with their finger on the pulse of the M&A world shared their views as to current trends in M&A deal terms. Moderator John Hession, Partner at Morse, led a discussion among data maven Amanda Jackson Managing Director - Eastern Region, Business …

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#MeToo at the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

According to the 2018 Annual Report, sexual harassment claims filed with the MCAD increased 400 percent in January and February 2018 compared to those months in previous years. As the year went on, however, the number of new sexual harassment filings slowed. While the Annual Report stops short of theorizing the reasons behind this drop …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

By: Stephanie Singer How do you maximize value when beginning an M&A process? At Morse’s 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, a panel of experts – including an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, a banker, and a VC and M&A attorney – shared their thoughts on the keys to success when negotiating an M&A …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Nicolette Anagnos Morse partner Scott Bleier moderated the M&A Market Update panel during our 2019 VC and M&A Forum. Scott began the discussion with a general outline of exit options for companies and highlighted the likelihood of an M&A exit, given historical data and 2018 data regarding the number of M&A deals compared to …

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5 Issues Regarding Disputes in Small Businesses, Family Businesses, or Close Corporations

Small businesses, family businesses, and close corporations are common and offer special opportunities to create and preserve value in a way that can be very personally meaningful. However, these businesses can also be fraught with issues of mismanagement, failure to follow controlling documents, or disappointed expectations. Pre-litigation advice is a key tool for avoiding or …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Transaction Readiness Panel Recap

By: Joe Hunt “M&A transactions are fraught with peril and unexpected surprises for inexperienced business owners and corporate officers; the goal of today’s panel is to demystify the process,” so said Mary Beth Kerrigan, a Partner in Morse’s Corporate Practice Group, moderating a panel on M&A Transaction Readiness at the Firm’s 2019 VC and M&A …

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Stephanie Singer and Nicolette Anagnos Join Morse’s Corporate Practice

Morse is pleased to welcome Stephanie L. Singer and Nicolette E. Anagnos to the Firm. Stephanie joins the Firm's Corporate Practice Group as Counsel, and Nicolette joins as an Associate. Stephanie provides practical legal and business advice to entrepreneurs, startups and high-growth companies throughout their lifecycle. She represents a wide range of technology and life sciences companies on formation, equity-related matters, …

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Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Update: Department EXTENDS Deadlines for Employee Notice and Private Plan Compliance Obligations

As we have reported, although the employee benefits provisions of the Massachusetts Paid Medical and Family Leave Law (the “PFML”) do not go into effect until 2021, employer compliance obligations under the PFML were scheduled to start as early as the spring of 2019.  In an effort to address employer concerns related to the roll-out …

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John Hession Speaking at MassBio on Perfecting Your Pitch for Investors and Strategic Partners

John Hession will speak at MassBio on May 8 on the topic Perfecting Your Pitch for Investors and Strategic Partners. John and other speakers will discuss pitch basics, how to customize your pitch for your audience, and provide tips on how to target the right investors and partners for your startup or product. The speakers …

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Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton Rebrands as Morse

Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton is pleased to announce the next phase of its brand evolution, reflecting the Firm’s identity within the legal marketplace. Effective immediately, the Firm has adopted the stronger, simpler, more modern brand of Morse. Additionally, mbbp.com will change to morse.law to reflect the Firm's new moniker. This new identity preserves our 25-year tradition and carries into the future the vision …

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