Category: Corporate

Co-Working Together for Business Success

One of the statements we often hear from start-ups is, “I don’t know what I don’t know.” With a new community partnership with COWORKQC, a coworking space in downtown Davenport, we hope to help shed new light on those unknowns. Once per month Lane & Waterman’s Kyle Day is holding office hours at the coworking…

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Environmental Considerations When Selling Your Business

By: Ted Olt III A wide variety of environmental issues may impact the sale or purchase of a business.  Most sale of business transactions including some form of real estate transfer, and liability for environmental problems often runs with the land. Accordingly, it is important that both Seller and Buyer include consideration of environmental issues…

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Letters of Intent: An M & A Best Practice?

By: Brett Marshall A letter of intent often, but not always, follows the execution of a confidentiality or non-disclosure agreement and the initial round of negotiations between the parties contemplating an acquisition. The letter of intent describes the key economic and procedural terms that will form the foundation for further negotiation of the definitive agreement….

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SEC Regulation Equity Crowdfunding Rules Become Effective

By: Kurt Spurgeon On May 16, 2016, companies gained an additional avenue for raising capital when the SEC rules regarding regulation equity crowdfunding became effective; however, as discussed below, due to regulatory burdens, such an offering is probably best utilized as a last resort. (See generally 17 C.F.R. Part 227). The term “crowdfunding” is defined…

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Is the ACA in Your Mailbox? Reading Between the Lines on Marketplace Subsidy Notices

By: Tim Gulbranson As the multi-year phase-in of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues, requirements for employers, employees, and government agencies continue to be rolled-out and enforced.  The newest mandate of the law, the Employer Notice Program for Federally Facilitated Marketplaces (which includes both Iowa and Illinois), was implemented by the Centers for Medicare &…

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