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MBBP’s 2016 M&A Year in Review 02/14/2017

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Corporate, Deal News, Internet and E-Commerce, M&A, Manufacturing, Retail & Service, Public Companies.
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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 transactions, visit our M&A blog.


Scott Bleier Participating In This Year’s ABA Business Law Annual Meeting 09/01/2016

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Attorney News, Corporate, Events, Venture Capital & Private Equity.
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M0846500MBBP Corporate Partner Scott Bleier will participate in two separate sessions during this year’s ABA Business Law Annual Meeting in Boston.  Scott will be discussing the recent Sun Capital Partners III v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund (D. Mass. March 28, 2016) court case at the Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence meeting on Friday, September 9th.  Additionally, later that day he will be leading a presentation of the Venture Capital Transactional Documents and Issues Subcommittee regarding various alternative approaches to financing start-up companies, including SAFEs and KISSs.

The annual meeting will include dozens of panels with varying topics and networking opportunities. Read all about the conference and MBBP’s involvement on our M&A Today blog.

7th Circuit Rejects Fee Only Settlement 08/25/2016

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Corporate, M&A.
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Ruling that the value of certain supplemental transaction disclosures in the context of a $15 billion merger was “nil,” the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently overturned an award of attorneys’ fees to plaintiffs’ counsel in the context of merger litigation.  On August 10, 2016, in the case In Re: Walgreen Co. Stockholder Litigation, case number 15-3799, writing for the 7th Circuit, Judge Posner, following a recent trend of decisions denying requests for attorneys’ fees to attorneys representing shareholders challenging a merger, adopted Delaware’s Trulia standard for approval of such settlements.

To read more about the court’s decision, read the full post on our M&A blog.

MBBP Partner Carl Barnes to be Panelist on MCLE M&A Program 06/10/2016

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Carl Barnes (CFB)Carl Barnes will be featured as a panelist on the upcoming MCLE program “Representations, Warranties, Indemnification and Termination Provisions: Drafting and negotiating to allocate risk in business transactions”.

For more detail and for information on how to register, visit our M&A Today blog.

Just Posted – MBBP’s 2015 M&A Year in Review! 03/31/2016

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Attorney News, M&A, MBBP news.
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M&A TodayCheck out MBBP’s M&A Today blog for a sampling of our successful M&A transactions from 2015.

We take pride in guiding clients through the complexities of M&A transactions in markets as diverse as analytical instruments, software, SAAS, industrial controls, pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices, transportation, professional services, and oil & gas.

Cheers to great clients!



MBBP Attorneys Dissect Fundamentals of Business Tax Law — Upcoming MCLE Program 01/31/2014

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Tax and Business Attorney Robert FinkelMBBP Tax Attorneys Robert M. Finkel and Diana C. Española are among the faculty presenting at MCLE New England‘s in-person program “Fundamentals of Business Tax Law Dissected” on Thursday, February 13th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

This program is intended to provide non-tax lawyers with an overview of the most common taxes businesses can expect to face, and the background necessary to help spot troublesome tax issuesTax and Business Attorney Diana Española that can derail a transaction and pose problems to businesses down the road.

To learn more or to register for this event, please visit MCLE.

For more information on tax law, please contact Robert Finkel or Diana Española .

Are Higher Insurance Coverage Costs the Result of an Increase in M&A Litigation? 01/24/2014

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in M&A, Public Companies.
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Corporate Attorney Joseph MarrowBy: Joseph Marrow

The proliferation of mergers and acquisition litigation activity has led to changes in the directors and officers insurance coverage marketplace. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that in the first three quarters of 2013, 98% of acquisitions valued at $500 million or more have resulted in lawsuits (in 2007, 53% of similar transactions resulted in litigation). The increased litigation activity has caused the insurance industry to take notice and respond. To learn what this means and how companies protect themselves, please read the full post here.

For questions on changes on insurance coverage, please contact Joe Marrow.

The JOBS Act IPO On-Ramp and Top Ten Issues in M&A Transactions 08/28/2012

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Corporate Attorney Mark Tarallo
MBBP recently posted two new articles in the Business section of our resources page. MBBP Attorney Mark Tarallo authors “The JOBS Act IPO On-Ramp” which discusses the new IPO On-Ramp provisions for the emerging growth company as well as what the provisional changes mean for quality businesses. MBBP Corporate Attorneys Shannon Zollo and Mary Beth Kerrigan also published an article,Corporate Attorney Shannon ZolloTop Ten Issues in M&A Transactions” which provides a list of the top issues individuals may face when negotiating a merger and acquisition transaction including deal structure, working capital adjustments, target indemnification and closing conditions.

Please visit our resources page to view both articles.

Feel free to contact Mark, Shannon Corporate Attorney Mary Beth Kerriganor Mary Beth with any questions.

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