Monthly Archives: October 2014

New California Law To Protect Contract Workers

California just recently enacted a law that will have an effect on temporary workers within the state. Assembly Bill 1897 was just signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown at the end of September, and not only has modified state labor law, but has added an entirely new section to the labor code. Under state

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Stock Deals Versus Cash Deals

In past posts, we have discussed the ways in which companies can acquire or merge with other companies. Some may use all cash if they have it on hand, or will try a leveraged buyout by using debt (usually loans or bonds) to finance the acquisition. Sometimes there will be a mix of the two.

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Possible Law May Aid LGBT Business Opportunities

As times have changed and the country has progressed, one area that has been a part of this progression has been the civil rights of our fellow Americans in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community (LGBT). LGBT Americans have tremendous contributions to our country and society, from government, to education, to science and technology,

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Symantec to Spin Off

Companies sometimes seek to grow or change not through a merger or an acquisition, but rather by divesting or spinning off certain parts of their business. Often companies will spin off a certain department or arm of its overall structure to operate as its own entity. Doing so generally allows for a reallocation of resources

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Publicly Trading Stock in NFL Players

As many know, companies often file for initial public offerings (IPOs) in order to become publicly traded entities. The prime motivations for doing so is to bring in more capital (in the form of cash) with which those companies can expand operations, invest in research and development, invest in more employees, and take greater chances

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Treasury’s Rules Have Some Impact on M&A Conversions

As corporate inversions continue to dominate the economic landscape as well as the news headlines, the Obama Administration has attempted to prevent companies from making these conversions where Congress seemingly refuses to step in. As we previously covered here, because Congress has not worked to change the tax rules to make it more difficult for

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Comcast and Rivals Clash Over Potential Merger with Time Warner

The ongoing drama of the potential Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger plan continues in the financial and regulatory world. The two cable television giants have been trying for a completed merger deal for some time now as we have previously written about in this blog space. As with any major merger deal of this magnitude, there

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Carpool Services Face Accusations of Business Law Violations

For those living in major metropolitan areas, cabs and taxis are slowly becoming a thing of the past. While those in the Big Apple, for example, are used to seeing those yellow cabs (and of course a multitude still cruise up and down Broadway) zip around, in so many places, including New York, new transportation

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Citizens’ Financial the Latest Midsize Lender To Go Public

As we have covered repeatedly in the past, initial public offerings (IPO) are the major step taken by companies that were once private but seek to go public. Going public means becoming listed on an exchange as a publicly traded entity, and the company must go through numerous hoops and over many hurdles. Among these

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