Legal and Business Articles & Blog

The 5 Best Ways to Avoid Post-Liquidity-Event Litigation

For family offices or family enterprises, a liquidity event such as the sale of the main business can open your business up to a whole range of opportunities and vulnerabilities.  That’s why you need good advice at every stage.  By following these five simple guidelines, you’ll avoid the most serious problems and protect yourself, your..

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Firm Announcements

We are proud to announce that we have moved our New Jersey office to a larger space to better serve our clients. Our New Jersey address is now: 1135 Clifton Avenue, Suite 104 Clifton, New Jersey 07013.                 David moderated a discussion panel at the NYSSCPA breakfast last month, discussing “Making Legal Mountains out of Legal Molehills..

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Smith & Associates Litigation Update

July 15, 2015 | posted in: Legal and Business Articles & Blog | by

Watch out for the Fine Print As a result of a vigorous defense against claims brought by Hardwire LLC in multiple jurisdictions, firm client Zero International, Inc. obtained an unusually favorable settlement – the plaintiff, Hardwire, made a payment to defendant Zero International, Inc.  The parties agreed to settle the pending litigation Hardwire, LLC v…

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E. David Smith published in Family Office Capital Network (FOCAPNET)

In this article for FOCAPNET.com, I write about Family Office Direct Investments.  I walk family decision makers through the important input legal counsel can have in making sure that direct investments are on target and generate the desired return. You can read the article at this link. or you can download a PDF version here…

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How a good corporate general counsel can keep you out of jail…

This article shows clearly how seasoned investors check their next move with a general counsel… We have repeatedly seen how 20 minutes with us can save our clients a lifetime of hard work… http://go.bloomberg.com/market-now/2014/02/12/dont-worry-ben-its-a-long-way-to-san-quenti/

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Why we don’t like personal guarantees – Legal issues that can undermine your business performance

Sales and quality of product or service are always on the forefront of your business mind. But unaddressed legal issues can undermine your business performance. Today’s issue: Personal guarantees can support your business’ application for a line of credit or a mortgage on commercial property. They are commonly requested by banks and other lenders. In..

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Written Agreements – Legal issues that can undermine your business performance

February 12, 2013 | posted in: Business Issues | by

Sales and quality of product or service are always on the forefront of your business mind. But unaddressed legal issues can undermine your business performance. Today’s issue: Do you have a written agreement with your partners? Without a written agreement there is vagueness. Why don’t you have an agreement? In my experience, I see business..

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