Practical Strategies For Venture And Private Equity Backed Businesses Considering PPP Loans

By: Jonathan D. Gworek and Matthew L. Mitchell With the issuance of the U.S. Treasury Departments “Interim Final Rules” and related Guideline within the Paycheck Protection Program’s (“PPP”) “Affiliation rules”, there have been concerns that the Affiliation Rules may deem the portfolio companies of venture capital and private equity firms as affiliates of the fund …

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Best Practices Before Applying For a PPP Loan: Board of Directors Meeting

Many small businesses in the United States are considering applying for a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan. The PPP loans have certain eligibility requirements and require the applicants to make certain certifications on the application. In order for a company to be certain that it is eligible, and that applying for a PPP loan is …

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2019 VC Deals: A Snapshot of Venture Capital Transactions

2019 was a banner year for Morse's Venture Capital group, closing over 90 venture financings totaling nearly $1.3 billion in proceeds raised. Within the last decade, we have assisted our clients in raising over $5 billion in venture capital. We have been ranked as one of the region’s top law firms in completing venture capital …

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Mike Jabbawy Partners with Shoobx in Using Technology and Predictable Fee Structures to Change the Way Startups and Lawyers Work Together

In tech startup industry moving news, legal services platform Shoobx, Inc. has launched Legal Services on Shoobx, a new program to connect startups with legal representation at a fixed, affordable fee covering not only incorporation and general corporate work but also initial equity fundraising activities. Morse corporate partner Mike Jabbawy is pioneering the program after …

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

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 Development at SRS …

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

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 deal. Focus on …

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Mike Jabbawy Speaking at Boston Bar Association Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference

At the Boston Bar Association Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will serve as a panelist for the topic "What's New in Early Stage Financing?" The panel will discuss the continued prevalence of the use of SAFE form agreements in lieu of convertible notes, VC incubator models, crowd funding, and more. …

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Scott Bleier on ABA Panel Discussing Recent Judicial Developments Relating to Private Equity and Venture Capital

At the March 2019 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Vancouver, the Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence Subcommittee will feature presentations from a panel on recent judicial developments relating to private equity and venture capital. The panel will include corporate partner Scott Bleier, Lisa Hedrick of Hirschler, and Meghan Adams of Morris James. More information …

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Scott Bleier and VC Financing Subcommittee Hosting Panel at ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2019

At the March 2019 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Vancouver, co-chairs of the Venture Capital Financing Subcommittee, Scott Bleier of MBBP and Joshua Geffon of Stradling, will host a panel discussion on recent developments impacting incubators and accelerators. The panel will include Kyle Lavender of LaBarge Weinstein, Judy Mahan of Cal Poly SLO Incubator, Tim Poydenis of …

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John Hession on Panel for Entrepreneur’s Edge: Critical Factors for a Successful Board 

Corporate partner John Hession will be a panelist on Entrepreneur's Edge: Critical Factors for a Successful Board, hosted by the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group. The panel will examine the critical factors for a successful board from the legal, investing, and entrepreneurial perspectives. It will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at the UVA LVG Incubator, …

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