Business & Corporate

Borrowing Under the SBA’s 7(a) Lending Program: Three Factors to Bear in Mind

July 7, 2017
As an entrepreneur or a small business owner, you know that access to capital is a crucial component in both the setting up and growing of your business. Capital is necessary at every stage, for example, enabling your business to order goods before you expect to be paid, paying for accumulating overhead costs, investing in client development and marketing, etc. -- having access to capital is the lifeline for your business.

A Quick Guide to Phantom Stock and Stock Appreciation Rights

July 6, 2017
In the government contracting world, companies are often reluctant to create true equity incentive plans (i.e., options and restricted stock units). Small businesses have valid reasons for hesitating to offer equity to new individuals, such as a lack of familiarity with the person, an interest in retaining as much ownership as possible in the event that an equity transaction is necessary in the future, and the SBA’s rules on ownership, control, and affiliation, including the so-called “Present Effect Rule,” which mandates that options and restricted stock be considered exercised when granted.

Plan Your Success – the LOI

May 1, 2017
During our April 26, 2017 webinar, we discussed Letters of Intent (LOI) and the important role they can play in...

Earn-Outs in M&A Transactions: Red Flag Issues that Government Contractors Should Avoid

April 27, 2017
Government contractors who wish to grow by purchasing an existing business are aware of one simple truth: The value of...

Get a Handle on Changing Leave Laws

April 18, 2017
By Nichole D. Atallah and Meghan F. Leemon
Picking up work across states can be challenging for any employer, particularly with respect to employment law, and it's not...
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