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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Choice of Forum — Mediation and Negotiation

Last week’s blog post looked at concerns with using court or arbitration to resolve a business divorce. In this blog post, we will look at the very different resolution models of mediation and negotiation. Mediation Mediation is a close relative … Continue reading

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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Choice of Forum — Court and Arbitration

Business owners engaged in a severe dispute among themselves can resolve their problem in one or more of several forums: Court Arbitration Mediation Negotiation In this blog post, we will look at some of the concerns with using a court … Continue reading

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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  The People Problem

Continuing our Business Divorces series, this blog looks at the people problem. What do we mean by “People Problem”? The problem is not the people themselves.  The problem occurs whenever there is a failure to distinguish between the people involved … Continue reading

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BUSINESS DIVORCES: The Importance of BATNA

The first installment of this “Business Divorces” blog series —“BUSINESS DIVORCES: Introduction” — can be found here:  http://roblawfirm.com/business-divorces-introduction/.  This installment discusses one critical component in negotiating a business divorce: a party’s BATNA. “BATNA” Defined and Why Knowing It ASAP is … Continue reading

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BUSINESS DIVORCES:  Introduction

At Robinson & Robinson, we are turning our emphasis toward “business divorce” representations.  Over the past 30+ years, the attorneys now at  Robinson & Robinson have handled dozens of representations involving what are now called “business divorces.” “Business Divorce” is … Continue reading

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ABC: A Recent Example

In my last post — here — I listed some of the advantages  a privately held, financially distressed company might realize by choosing to liquidate by way of a state law ABC, or assignment for the benefit of creditors, instead of … Continue reading

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ABC: An Attractive Alternative to Bankruptcy

The owners of private, financially distressed businesses choosing among unpalatable alternatives should sometimes consider a lesser used state (not federal) statutory course: an assignment for the benefit of creditors, or ABC. General Advantages over Bankruptcy ABCs have grown in popularity … Continue reading

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Forming an Inadvertent Partnership – Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post entitled “Forming an Inadvertent Partnership”.  You can find it here.   That post discussed the Texas Supreme Court’s 2009 decision in Ingram v. Deere. Since the Texas Supreme Court issued its opinion … Continue reading

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Current Changes to Rules 504 and 505 of Regulation D

Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933 is amended, although not frequently, but a pair of amendments announced by the SEC in late 2016 are taking effective now. The amendments to Rule 504 — the “lowest hurdle” of what … Continue reading

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Business Entity Three Year Statute of Repose

Potential clients wanting to dissolve a Texas business entity frequently tell me they “want the three year period to start running” although they can’t really explain what it is or why it needs to begin, but they are sure that it … Continue reading

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