Recent national attention on the issue of non-competition covenants has once again highlighted the question of what criteria are necessary for a court to enforce restrictions on former employees to engage in competitive activities. Several recent news articles have detailed reactions to employers’ requiring low-level employees, who do not have the ability to take meaningful…

Post-closing disputes in private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions can quickly turn what was thought to be a value creating decision into a source of frustration and value destruction. Thankfully, many post-closing disputes are due to a lack of appropriate planning and insufficient forethought prior to executing the definitive acquisition agreement, meaning they can be…

For a secured lender, cash is often the most critical piece of collateral. Borrowers generally keep cash in deposit accounts at a bank. Thus, a lender will want to obtain a perfected security interest in those deposit accounts in order to have a perfected security interest in that cash. Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial…

Scenario: You are the chief financial officer of Greater Growth Company, a privately-owned middle market company with several subsidiaries (taken together, “GGC”) that has been growing rapidly over the past few years. You believe that GGC needs additional capital to make the necessary investments in working capital, capital expenditures for plant and equipment, and acquisitions to…

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