Mergers and Acquisitions – Laying the groundwork

Minding your M's and A's: Tips on Laying the Groundwork for Successful Mergers & Acquisitions One of the greatest opportunities to be of strategic value to your company is during a merger or acquisition. Before the transaction even reaches the gate, questions will come flying from the executive team. Showing your poise and tying your [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00March 26th, 2015|Business, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tax|Comments Off on Mergers and Acquisitions – Laying the groundwork

Boilerplate: Understanding those Miscellaneous Terms at the End of Every Contract

Have you ever had the experience of trying to read a contract while the person waiting for you to sign dismissively tells you those terms on the last couple pages are just boilerplate, as though they aren't very important to the agreement? While that may be the common understanding, it just isn't the case. Boilerplate [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:36+00:00December 4th, 2014|Business, Contracts, Small Business|Comments Off on Boilerplate: Understanding those Miscellaneous Terms at the End of Every Contract

What is Indemnification?

Our clients often ask, “What is indemnification?” An indemnification provision is one of the most common and frequently used provisions when negotiating any type of contract, and yet the parties to a contract often don’t understand the meaning. Indemnity is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a duty to make good any loss, damage, or [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:38+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Contracts, Indemnification|Comments Off on What is Indemnification?

How do I keep former employees from competing against me?

How do I keep former employees from competing against me? After investing the time and money that it takes to launch a new, successful business, it is not surprising that many companies seek to protect their confidential information and general know-how. By signing a simple non-competition agreement (or “non-compete”) with employees or contractors, a company [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Employment, HR, Non-Compete, Small Business|Comments Off on How do I keep former employees from competing against me?

Tenant Considerations for Renting Office or Commercial Space

As a tenant, what should I consider when renting an office or commercial space? In order to lease an office or commercial space, you will need to sign a commercial lease with a landlord. Unlike residential leases, which in Oregon and Washington are regulated by laws that are highly protective of residents, a commercial landlord and [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Leases, Small Business|Comments Off on Tenant Considerations for Renting Office or Commercial Space

Leasing your Commercial Space

As a landlord, what should I consider when leasing my commercial space? The flexibility that a commercial landlord and tenant have in structuring their lease allows the parties to develop a lease that closely matches their intentions. This is often to the commercial landlord’s advantage, since many landlords have a superior bargaining position in lease [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Business, Contracts, Leases, Small Business|Comments Off on Leasing your Commercial Space

Privacy Policy for Websites and Mobile Apps

Short answer-Yes. It’s a typical story for a new business: step one in forming a new company is to name the company. In this modern era, choosing a name requires that you check what domain names are available and secure your digital presence. From the first day of your company you’ll probably be thinking about [...]

By |2018-03-22T19:21:39+00:00October 21st, 2013|Business, Contracts, Internet, Small Business|Comments Off on Privacy Policy for Websites and Mobile Apps