You’ve created a great product and built a valued brand. You’ve devoted countless hours to building relationships with key distributors and retailers, designing attractive packaging, and forging a social media presence. But are you doing everything to ensure that your business is set up for sale? Have you taken the steps to address the potential pitfalls—those issues that will reduce the value of your company in a sale or even scare away potential buyers? If you address these 10 key issues as you build your company, you will be positioning your company for a value-maximizing sale.
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Spencer D. Klein
Spencer Klein is a partner in the Corporate Department and serves as co-chair of the firm's global Mergers & Acquisitions Group and head of the Corporate Department in New York. Mr. Klein focuses his practice on M+A transactions and related matters such as proxy contests and takeover defense counseling. He has advised on more than 150 successfully closed mergers, tender and exchange offers, stock More ›
Joe Sulzbach is an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP in the Corporate Group, focusing primarily on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters. Joe has represented numerous public and private entities in a variety of transactions, including domestic and cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, private equity transactions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters. He has advised a broad range of clients across industries, More ›
Domnick advises the firm’s clients on all matters relating to executive compensation, including designing, drafting, negotiating and implementing equity and non–equity–based incentive compensation arrangements (including compensatory partnership interests), severance, change in control and executive employment agreements, non–qualified deferred compensation plans and related issues concerning tax (including sections 162(m), 280G and 409A) and securities law issues. Domnick also works regularly with public companies in preparing More ›
Jennifer Lee Taylor
Jennifer Taylor is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 US. She has litigated a variety of intellectual property cases, including patent, design patent, trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement actions, along with unfair competition, and false advertising actions. She has trial and appellate experience, as well as extensive experience litigating opposition and cancellation proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Jennifer regularly counsels clients regarding design, trademark, and copyright matters.
What do you like best about your work? Everything I do is very collaborative. I work with teams on litigation matters, of course, but I also work with cross-disciplinary teams on counseling and transactional work. Working across disciplines in this way allows me to learn something new every day.
What is your favorite thing about living in your current city? I love living in the San Francisco Bay Area because I work with clients who face interesting cutting-edge issues. We sometimes even get to work together to develop new law. I also love the Bay Area because it is culturally vibrant and outdoor activities are easily accessible year-round.
Describe your current practice: I am engaged in a broad intellectual property practice, with an emphasis on intellectual property litigation and counseling. I regularly counsel clients regarding design, trademark, and copyright matters. More ›