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Mary Beth Kerrigan Was Encore Panelist at CLE Webinar on Venture Backed M&A 02/10/2017

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M0846587Back 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 more.

Congratulations to Mary Beth on another job well done!

To learn more about the conference, visit the ABA’s event page.

Privacy & Data Security Video: Privacy in M&A Transactions 09/19/2016

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Attorney News, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Security.
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In our second Privacy & Data Security video clip, MBBP Attorney Faith Kasparian discusses key privacy and data security issues that companies must consider when participating in an acquisition.

Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and to check out our Privacy & Data Security playlist for related videos.


MBBP Client Kewill Finalizes Acquisition of LeanLogistics 06/09/2016

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Client News, Deal News, M&A.
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Firm client Kewill announced that as of June 1, 2016, its acquisition of LeanLogistics is closed.  The acquisition will allow the two companies to better serve their customers’ supply chain logistics needs.


Kewill specializes in enabling its clients to efficiently move their information and goods across the global supply chain through its logistics software.
LeanLogistics’ is a software as a service (SaaS) company with a cloud-based transportation management system. 2016-06-09_11-49-46

Kewill’s acquisition of LeanLogistics creates “the most expansive and largest carrier network feeding into the most sophisticated Transportation Management platform available in North America.”  Congratulations to both companies on the acquisition!

M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now! 04/27/2016

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Client News, Corporate, Events, M&A, MBBP news.
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MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider’s perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady BohrmannTed Gillick, and Douglas Melsheimer. They all represent unique perspectives of a buyer, seller, and banker and each bring years of experience in venture-backed M&A.

Topics that will be addressed include positioning your company for a successful exit, various stakeholders in an M&A transaction, buyers assessing strategic fit, and best practices to ensure a smooth transaction and done deal.

The event will take place on Thursday, May 19th at 4:00pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Seating is limited – Register here.



M&A Video Clip – Closing Conditions: Common Issues in M&A Transactions 12/08/2015

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Attorney News, Corporate, M&A, New Resources.
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In the eleventh video of MBBP’s M&A Clip Series, M&A attorney Joe Marrow discusses closing conditions in M&A Transactions.


MBBP Attorneys Deliver Live Broadcast for myLawCLE 06/15/2015

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IMG_1232myLawCLE develops hundreds of new CLE programs each year and covers a wide-variety of legal topics from civil litigation to criminal law to federal programs.

MBBP Attorneys Mark J. Tarallo and Robert M. Finkel spoke today for myLawCLE. The topic of discussion was LLCs vs S-CORPs: Tax Considerations, Non-Tax Differences & Common Mistakes to Avoid. The live broadcast also included 1 hour of ethics.

If you didn’t have a chance to sit in on the broadcast (or even if you did) and would like to learn more, you can meet both Mark and Robert on June 26th where they, along with a distinguished panel, will discuss Tax Issues in M&A Transactions.

Visit our event page for more information.

Delaware Legislature Proposes Amendments Allowing Escrowing of Director and Stockholder Consents 05/08/2014

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Corporate Attorney Scott Bleier

By: Scott Bleier

In response to the practical concerns raised by AGR Halifax Fund, Inc. v. Fiscina (743 A.2d 1188 (Del. Ch. 1999)), new legislation has recently been proposed that would amend Section 141(f) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (“DGCL“) to clarify that an individual, whether or not then a director, may consent to Board action at a future time (including upon the occurrence of an event) no later than 60 days after the consent is given. If enacted, the proposed amendment would become effective on August 1, 2014 and would allow a soon-to-be-appointed director to consent to a future action of the Board and place the consent in escrow, such consent to become effective upon the closing of a transaction (provided that the closing does not occur more than 60 days after the consent was provided and placed in escrow).

Please see our full blog post to learn the concerns brought about by Halifax and what this may mean for your merger/acquisition transaction.

Jonathan Gworek Published in Business Law Today 02/13/2014

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Corporate Attorney Jonathan GworekMBBP Corporate Attorney and Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee of the American Bar AssociationJonathan Gworek, was recently published in the January edition of Business Law Today, a publication by the American Bar Association. Jonathan’s article, “The Threat of Social Media Diligence on the Confidentiality of the M&A Process“, covers the very practical impact of the Internet and “social media diligence” on the confidentiality in M&A transactions and suggests certain practices that the parties might adopt to both mitigate and more fairly allocate this risk.

Visit Business Law Today to read the full article.

For more information on the M&A process, please feel free to contact Jon.

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