Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article

Corporate partner Shannon Zollo commented on the legal scrutiny facing CVS Health and Aetna's planned merger in The National Law Journal's article "Lawyers Say Fed. Regulators Likely Will Closely Scrutinize Aetna-CVS Deal." In regards to the proposed merger, which would be a large consolidation within the healthcare industry, Shannon notes that:   It's logical to anticipate …

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Carl Barnes Comments on Earnout Disputes in Startup Acquisitions in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal article "Rise of 'Earnouts' Muddies M&A Waters" discusses the increasing landscape of earnout agreements in startup acquisitions. As the article states, earnout agreements are often used in order to settle differences over a company's valuation, but are frequently leading to disputes over milestone payments. MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes remarks that: …

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MBBP Publishes July M&A Today Newsletter

The latest edition of our M&A Today Newsletter is published! Articles include: An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations - Sale of Company M&A Non-disclosure Agreements: Drafting Considerations for Buyers and Sellers Plus a special attorney profile of corporate partner Joe Marrow on page four. Find more information view our M&A blog or …

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MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review

The MBBP M&A team has extensive experience guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in diverse markets. Over the last decade, we have represented hundreds of publicly-traded and privately-held companies in transactions, both buyers and sellers, valued from several million dollars up to hundreds of millions of dollars. For a sampling of our 2016 …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Was Encore Panelist at CLE Webinar on Venture Backed M&A

Back by popular demand, corporate partner Mary Beth Kerrigan spoke on an encore panel of this year's ABA Business Law Annual Meeting, titled "Venture Backed M&A: Special Considerations".  Mary Beth and her fellow panelists discussed complex issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of venture-backed companies, including complicated waterfalls, the blurring of management incentives with purchase price, and much …

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Revised HSR Thresholds 2017

On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its annual press release announcing revised jurisdictional thresholds for 2017 in connection with reportable transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). These new HSR thresholds will go into effect 30 days after they are published in the Federal Register, which is …

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NYSE’s Corporate Board Member Online Magazine Brings in MBBP’s Carl Barnes for Insights on D&O Liability

NYSE's publication, Corporate Board Member, has recently published an article, "Sidestepping D&O Liability". This piece brings to light the year 2015 as a record-breaking one for securities litigation against directors and officers, and how this trend is continuing into 2016. The level of whistleblower activity has significantly increased, as exemplified by the astonishing 119 filings …

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MBBP’s Shannon Zollo Quoted in Reuters Article Regarding Loan Volume Boost and Election Outcome

Reuters quoted MBBP's Shannon Zollo in an article regarding the financial industry's propensity for a Hillary Clinton presidency. Zollo expressed that the "devil you know" is the more predictable, and therefore safer, outcome because in an election as turbulent and polarizing as this one, the impact could eventually destabilize potential future deals. Before the election, …

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MBBP Partner Scott Bleier Featured in “Legal Outlook Q&A” Interview with LinkSquares

Firm corporate partner Scott Bleier was recently interviewed by LinkSquares, Inc., regarding his vast knowledge and experience as a "veteran startup lawyer".  Scott discussed various topics relating to startups, including the largest legal issues for early stage companies, the role of outside counsel for tech companies, and the biggest challenges surrounding customer agreements and contracts. Read the …

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Jonathan Gworek Concludes Tenure as Chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

This year's ABA Business Law Section Meeting will mark the end of Corporate Partner Jon Gworek's position as Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.  Jon was appointed as chair of the committee in 2013 during the annual meeting, and in the role has been integral in planning the committees activities and meetings.   …

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