Is My Intermediary A “Finder” Or “Broker”?

Companies seeking to raise capital from outside investors might turn to an intermediary to help them identify or connect with new investors. Before retaining an intermediary, however, it is imperative for the company to determine whether the intermediary is a finder or broker according to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). If …

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Are you ready for the new reporting obligations under the Corporate Transparency Act?

On January 1, 2021, Congress overrode former President Trump’s veto of H.R. 6395, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (the “NDAA”). Title LXIV of the NDAA enacts the Corporate Transparency Act (the “CTA”). The CTA, among other things, requires every business entity that meets the definition of a “reporting company” to make a filing with …

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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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Scott Bleier Named Senior Attorney

MBBP is pleased to announce that Corporate Attorney Scott Bleier has been elevated to Senior Attorney. Scott concentrates his practice in the areas of general corporate and securities law with a special emphasis on private securities offerings, venture capital transactions, private equity financings, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as general corporate representation of emerging …

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