Many small business owners do not necessarily think about their financial liability when they first start their company—they tend to focus more on market research, securing funding and building up the infrastructure of their new business. However, it is important to understand the financial risks you face as the owner of a new company.

If

One of the most effective ways for you to significantly grow your company is to acquire other competitors within your market. Of course, this process is easier said than done—business acquisitions take a lot of planning, not to mention money.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for a business acquisition as a buyer.

Considering changing the structure of your business? There are a number of scenarios in which it might be sensible or beneficial to do so. Changing the structure could afford you more growth potential, or limit liability you would face in certain circumstances.

If you have decided you wish to change your business’s structure, you might

The process of starting up a brand new business can be quite daunting, especially if you are a new entrepreneur. You have likely heard that most small businesses fail within their first three years of operation. You can make your business much more likely to succeed by avoiding some of these common mistakes during the

If your business is involved in a contract dispute with another party you believe did not live up to its contractual obligations, the first step to resolving the dispute is to provide a notice of breach. This notice will explain why you believe a breach exists and provides a list of actions that must be

In U.S. contract law, a contract is considered “irreparably broken” after a “material” breach of contract—a breach that is so severe that essentially destroys the basis of the contract and goes to the root of the agreement between the contract’s parties. If a material breach occurs, the non-breaching party can end the agreement and attempt

Just about every company has sensitive information it needs to protect. Many times this comes in the form of intellectual property, such as product designs or blueprints, service methods and patents.

It feels like there’s a new high-profile breach showing up in the news every week these days. In such an environment, it’s more important

When you are preparing to purchase another business, the acquisition agreement is a crucial step in the process. Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect out of an acquisition agreement.

Two models of purchase agreements

There are two general models of purchase agreements: an entity purchase agreement and an asset purchase agreement. The