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Dave has extensive experience in corporate law, venture capital, private equity, corporate acquisitions, capital raising and corporate succession matters. For eleven years, Dave was with Matrix Capital Markets Group, a national investment banking firm, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, where he served as Director, transaction manager and handled in-house legal matters. He also has experience in starting an internet technology venture where he served as Chief Operating Officer and In House Counsel. Dave served as a Fighter Pilot and commander in the United States Air Force flying his last tour with the Virginia Air National Guard, from which he is now retired.

Rogue CFO IV – The Company Response

In this series we have considered the problem of a rogue CFO, or other executive officer, who defrauds or steals from the company. The focus has been on measures that are designed to prevent the high-level fraud from occurring in the first place. But what actions should the company take when it suspects that an [...]

 

Rogue CFO III – Background Checks

Blog Series: Rogue CFO – I – Introduction Rogue CFO – II –Internal Accounting Controls and Supervision Perform Background Checks. It seems obvious. Why would a company not want as much information about a candidate for its CFO position that it can legally obtain? But this oversight is common. Too many smaller companies hire CFOs [...]

 

Rogue CFO II – Internal Accounting Controls and Supervision

Blog Series: Rogue CFO – I – Introduction Rogue CFO – III – Background Checks Our second article in the series, “Rogue CFO,” covers some common sense processes that all too often are missing in smaller businesses – workable controls and verification. Internal controls start with a corporate culture and an attitude – “we pay [...]

 

Rogue CFO I- Introduction

Blog Series: Rogue CFO II – Internal Accounting Controls and Supervision Rogue CFO- III – Background Checks Small, privately owned corporations deal with all types of challenges: competition, government regulations, recessions, rising cost of benefits for employees —the list is long. But one area that seems to be a persistent problem for small businesses is [...]

 

The JOBS Act: Crowdfunding 1 – Introduction

Many small-to-medium sized businesses urgently need equity capital but, because of legal restrictions and the expense of raising private venture capital, these firms often give up on traditional methods of capital raising.  With great expectations, there was a change introduced in the new “Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act of 2012” (the “JOBS Act“) in April [...]

 

Environmental Attorney at Sands Anderson Honored

We are proud to announce the honor bestowed on one of our colleagues at Sands Anderson, Ann Neil Cosby. Virginia Lawyers Media, publishers of Virginia Lawyers Weekly and the Virginia Medical Law Report, has announced the Class of 2012 of “Influential Women of Virginia.” According to the website, “this awards program, now in its fourth [...]

 

Virginia – Top State for Business for 2011

  Virginia has topped the charts as the number one state in the nation for doing business according to CNBC.  When it awarded Virginia first place this year, CNBC remarked:  “we are starting to detect a pattern here.”  This is the second time that Virginia has run away with the award for top state for [...]

 

Small Business Jobs Act

With the media frenzy and political back and forth over the extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, you might have missed the 2010 Small Business Jobs Act (SBJA), signed into law on September 27, 2010. This new law includes a broad spectrum of tax relief designed to stimulate business investment and spending. The hope is [...]

 

Health Care Reform: Changing Employer Plans and Taxes

John Vandenhoff continues his exploration of the tax implications of the new health care law. There’s also more in a series of informational podcasts on the Web site of the Law Firm Alliance, of which we are a member. In our previous posts, we briefly talked about the new Healthcare legislation which was signed into [...]

 

Health Reform: Codifying Economic Substance Doctrine

John Vandenhoff continues his exploration of the tax implications of the new health care law. There’s also more in a series of informational podcasts on the Web site of the Law Firm Alliance, of which we are a member. In our previous posts (here and here), we talked about the new Healthcare legislation which was [...]