February 9, 2018

Pros and Cons of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs)

An employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) are utilized by private equity (PE) firms and business owners as an alternative exit strategy to structure a business […]
November 27, 2016

Buy-Side M&A: Pitfalls & Opportunities of a Successful Acquisition Strategy

The ethereal concept of “synergy” and “value add” are certainly less prevalent in mergers and acquisitions than many deal peddlers would have us believe. Creating […]
December 6, 2015

How to Make Your Business More Valuable by Becoming a Passive Owner

One of the most important steps you can take to increase the value of your company is take on a more passive role. When you’re […]
November 21, 2015

Attracting and Retaining Invested Employees

There is no question that great organizations are a sum of their human parts. Evidence-based research consistently concludes that when employees care about their company—when […]
October 26, 2015

Finding Happiness After Selling Your Business

Exiting your business is inevitable. Whether you find something more enticing that pulls you toward its direction, you’re looking to shift gears, or you’re preparing […]
July 4, 2014

How Do I Sell a Business? Consider an ESOP

It can be hard for a private business owner to find the best way to exit, and rightfully so. There are pros and cons to […]
September 14, 2013

Four Myths About Employment Agreements–And a Few Other Helpful Tid-Bits

In this article I would like to share some of the basic insights on the use of employment agreements – a tough challenge for many […]
December 21, 2012

Corporate Organization Documents

When it comes to business planning and preparing your business for success, perhaps nothing is more important than getting the general, requisite legal documentation in […]
December 15, 2012

Four Explicit Don’ts When Pursuing a Business Exit

There are innumerable mistakes which can be made when it comes time to sell a business. Investors and entrepreneurs alike, know the risks inherent in […]