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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Carl Barnes Quoted in BloombergPolitics on Rex Tillerson Email Probe

In the investigation into the accuracy of Exxon Mobil's statements regarding the possible effects of climate change on the company, an email alias of former CEO Rex Tillerson, now Secretary of State, was discovered. In BloombergPolitics article "Tillerson May Face Deposition About 'Wayne Tracker' Alias Emails", MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes weighs in on whether …

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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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