Due Diligence

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Due Diligence

The disclosure and fact-finding process by which a potential investor (sometimes a lead investor) or acquiror will investigate, directly or through its agents, the company that intends to issue and sell securities to the potential investor or intends to be acquired by the potential acquiror. The process includes the making of information requests and the checking of the accuracy of the material information provided by the issuer. This process typically involves a review of the issuer's review of other pertinent documents and information concerning its business, operations, financial statements and projections, the available accounting information, personnel records, customer relationships, regulatory matters, technology, intellectual property matters, contracts, corporate books, and stock records.  The process involves multiple discussions with management and visits to offices and facilities.  Due diligence is usually confidential and should be conducted only if a signed confidentiality agreement is in place.

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    We work closely with clients to identify and protect their potential trade secret assets with secrecy programs. confidentiality agreements, protecting trade secrets from misappropriation.
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  • SECURITIES

    We counsel regarding securities issues for businesses or individuals.
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  • CORPORATE

    We provide expert counsel to companies from startup to public, including:     Board counseling     Equity compensation     Regulatory compliance     Securities and capital markets
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    We do trusts and estates.  Should I try to avoid probate? A proper estate plan will not need to be administered through the Probate process, where additional complications and expenses would be involved, and therefore your assets will be available to your loved ones within sixty days, easily avoiding enormous costs
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    We counsel regarding privacy, cybersecurity, social media, consumer disclosures, warranties and other consumer protection matters; offer audits or assessments of network security, privacy and cybersecurity compliance; and provide transactional due diligence and crisis management.
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