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Mergers and Acquisitions: What Are the Steps in the Sale of a Small or Medium-Sized Business?

December 28, 2022  |  By: Wright Lewis If you are a business owner contemplating the sale of your business, or an individual considering entrepreneurship through acquisition, you may be wondering “what are the steps in a purchase and sale of a business?” This article provides a high-level overview of the steps involved in a lower… Continue reading Mergers and Acquisitions: What Are the Steps in the Sale of a Small or Medium-Sized Business?

How to Attract and Retain Employees During the Great Resignation: Part 3 – Phantom Stock

Part 3 – Phantom Stock  By: Wright Lewis  [9/23/22] This article is Part 3 in a series outlining various equity-sharing arrangements businesses can use to attract and retain employees. Part 1 discussed stock options, and Part 2 discussed restricted stock. While the term “stock” applies only to corporations, equivalent plans can be deployed by limited liability companies. The “Great… Continue reading How to Attract and Retain Employees During the Great Resignation: Part 3 – Phantom Stock

How to Attract and Retain Employees During the Great Resignation: Part 2 – Restricted Stock

Part 2 – Restricted Stock By: Wright Lewis  [7/13/22] The “Great Resignation” of 2021 and the low unemployment rates in the first half of 2022 have caused businesses to increase their focus on employee retention. What options do companies have to attract and retain employees in such a difficult labor market? As discussed in Part… Continue reading How to Attract and Retain Employees During the Great Resignation: Part 2 – Restricted Stock

How to Attract and Retain Employees During the Great Resignation: Part 1 – Options

Part 1 – Options By: Wright Lewis  [6/3/22] Sharing equity (ownership) in a business with employees is not a novel concept. Entrepreneurs have been sharing equity with their employees for decades, but equity sharing has become more popular over the last two decades, driven at least in part by the Silicon Valley culture of high-growth… Continue reading How to Attract and Retain Employees During the Great Resignation: Part 1 – Options

New Year, New Business: Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs

By: Wright Lewis December is the time of year when people reflect on the year gone by and begin setting goals for the year to come. For many people, this process of reflection and goal setting will result in a resolution to step out of their comfort zone and finally start a company that will… Continue reading New Year, New Business: Legal Considerations for Entrepreneurs

Corporate Transparency Act Requires Small Businesses to Disclose Owners

By: Wright Lewis In January 2021, Congress passed the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (the “CTA”) as part of the 2021 Defense Bill. Initially introduced in 2019, the CTA requires private companies to disclose their “beneficial owners” to the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”). Nearly two million corporations and LLCs are… Continue reading Corporate Transparency Act Requires Small Businesses to Disclose Owners

Recent Legislation Expands Consumer Data Protection in Virginia

By: Wright Lewis On March 2, 2021, the governor of Virginia signed the Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) into law. This new law applies to people who conduct business in Virginia or produce products or services targeted at Virginians. Specifically, the law applies to businesses that collect and control or process personal data of 100,000… Continue reading Recent Legislation Expands Consumer Data Protection in Virginia

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