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Earnouts, Escrows, and Holdbacks: Alternative Payment Options for Structuring Your Next Business Purchase Deal

Earnouts, Escrows, and Holdbacks: Alternative Payment Options for Structuring Your Next Business Purchase Deal

May 23, 2024 |  By: Dylan Cooper and Wright Lewis   In business purchase and sale transactions, the purchase price leads to some of the most contentious push and pull in negotiations. A majority of disagreements arise from each party’s valuation of the target company as well as how to determine which party will assume… Continue reading Earnouts, Escrows, and Holdbacks: Alternative Payment Options for Structuring Your Next Business Purchase Deal

Court Finds Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional

Court Finds Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional

March 14, 2024 |  By: Wright Lewis   On March 1, 2024, Judge Liles C. Burke of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama ruled that the Corporate Transparency Act is unconstitutional in National Small Business United v. Yellen, No. 5:22-cv-1448. The plaintiffs sought an injunction to prevent the enforcement of the… Continue reading Court Finds Corporate Transparency Act Unconstitutional

How to comply with the Corporate Transparency Act

How to comply with the Corporate Transparency Act

February 20, 2024 |  By: Wright Lewis   As we discussed in parts one and two of this blog series, there’s a new compliance requirement for many small businesses: the Corporate Transparency Act. This law was designed to disrupt criminal activities such as money laundering by removing the cloak of anonymity from small businesses and… Continue reading How to comply with the Corporate Transparency Act

An Overview Of The Corporate Transparency Act

An Overview Of The Corporate Transparency Act

February 13, 2024 |  By: Wright Lewis   Who Is Subject To the Corporate Transparency Act   As we discussed in part one of this series, the Corporate Transparency Act is in effect as of January 1, 2024, requiring that private companies report information about their beneficial owners to the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes… Continue reading An Overview Of The Corporate Transparency Act

What Is the Corporate Transparency Act?

What Is the Corporate Transparency Act?

February 5, 2024 |  By: Wright Lewis   The Basics of This New Reporting Requirement   The Corporate Transparency Act was passed by Congress with bipartisan support in 2021 and went into effect on January 1, 2024. Broadly speaking, the law requires private companies to file a report with the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes… Continue reading What Is the Corporate Transparency Act?

Do I Need a Business Succession Plan for a Startup?

January 26, 2024 |  By: Wright Lewis People often associate succession planning with large business enterprises. However, succession planning is critical for startup businesses, especially those with long-term growth and sustainability goals. If something happens to a founder, it can lead to a chaotic transition that thwarts the business’s progress, particularly if no one else… Continue reading Do I Need a Business Succession Plan for a Startup?

Do You Have a Business Succession Plan?

January 26, 2024 |  By: Wright Lewis Managing the day-to-day aspects of running a business, from maintaining a stable balance sheet to generating positive cash flow and motivating employees, can be incredibly taxing. Add to that the challenges of planning out the future, and it is no surprise that many business owners put off succession… Continue reading Do You Have a Business Succession Plan?

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Launches Corporate Transparency Act Compliance Task Force

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Launches Corporate Transparency Act Compliance Task Force

VIENNA, VA (January 25, 2024) – Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig (DBL), a renowned veteran-owned law firm, is proud to announce the establishment of a dedicated task force aimed at guiding clients through the intricacies of the recently enacted Corporate Transparency Act (CTA).   As businesses navigate an evolving regulatory landscape, compliance with transparency requirements becomes… Continue reading Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Launches Corporate Transparency Act Compliance Task Force

Corporate Transparency Act Requires Small Businesses to Disclose Beneficial Ownership Information Beginning in 2024

The Corporate Transparency Act requires most small businesses ("Reporting Companies") to report Beneficial Ownership information to FinCEN,

December 11, 2023  |  By: Wright Lewis   In January of 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… Continue reading Corporate Transparency Act Requires Small Businesses to Disclose Beneficial Ownership Information Beginning in 2024

Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Advise Geospatial Tech Firm Element 84 In Its Acquisition of Azavea Inc.

VIENNA, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, February 21, 2023 – Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig (DBL) announced today that it has advised geospatial technology firm Element 84, Inc. on its acquisition of Azavea, Inc. doubling Element 84’s size and enhancing its mission of creating software and data tools for a changing planet. “This was a sensational transaction for both… Continue reading Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig Advise Geospatial Tech Firm Element 84 In Its Acquisition of Azavea Inc.

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As part of our effort to recruit, develop and retail the best and brightest attorneys, Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig offers a summer intern program for promising law school students who are looking to work as part of an innovative and incredibly successful team. With a global team of lawyers, selected candidates are able to work on high level projects in a collaborative space.

Paralegals and Legal Support Staff

At Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, our team of paralegals and staff work together collaboratively along side our attorneys toward a common goal. We have created a positive work environment where our paralegals and legal assistants work to successfully reach firm-wide goals and support each other to combine individual strengths to enhance team performance. They regularly assist our attorneys with organizing and maintaining files, conducting legal research, and preparing documents.