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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 [...]

 

Point Number 5 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Have a plan. Last time, we talked about being prepared. An extension of that attitude and orientation is our next tip. To raise venture capital, you must have a business plan. In that plan, you must address certain key issues, directly and without fudging or fooling yourself. Your plan need not be long and detailed. [...]

 

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 [...]

 

Point 4 on How To Pursue Venture Capital

Be prepared. Last time, we talked about the importance of communication. Tip number four means, as every Boy Scout knows, successful effort is all about preparation. If you are pitching venture capitalists, you need to bring your “A Game” based on thorough preparation. Here are tips that may sound rudimentary and obvious, but if ignored [...]

 

Tax Law Change May Reinstate Estate Rules

From time-to-time, articles by our colleagues who practice other types of law that may not directly affect business and transactions, have information on topics that are so important and timely for all of our readers that we post them here. The comments below from Bruce L. Mertens, an experienced trust and estate attorney at Sands [...]

 

Middle Market M&A Transaction Size Increases as Dollar Volume Slows

Merger and acquisition transactions among private companies are down 58% compared to the first half of 2008 according to a survey released by the Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors (AM &AA) http://www.amaaonline.com/, an association and credentialing body for middle market M & A professionals. The survey results for the 12 month period ending June [...]

 

SEC Approves Rule Change for New Investment Banker Registration Category and New Series 79

Good news for investment bankers, financial intermediaries and business brokers — there is finally an NASD exam and registration tailored to your work. Rather than having to meet the requirements of the Series 7 license, the Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a rule change creating a new “Limited Representative — Investment Banker Registration” category [...]

 

Carroll Joins Business Transaction Team

J. David Carroll has joined the law firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C., as a member of the Business Finance and Real Estate practice group, firm president Pierce Rucker announced today. “We feel extremely fortunate to have the chance to add David, with his considerable skills in corporate acquisitions, finance and venture capital, [...]