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SMART BUSINESS: Noncompete agreements can easily become a point of conflict in M&A transactions

Originally published in SmartBusiness Dealmakers on October 26, 2018 Q&A discussion with Michael Ellis by Mark Scott Michael A. Ellis has always preferred corporate transaction work over litigation in his legal career. For nearly 40 years, he’s brought his understanding of the law to mergers and acquisitions, early stage venture capital deals and corporate securities.... Read More

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND | Forming a business: Critical questions for the entrepreneur before forming a partnership or engaging an attorney

Forming a business: Critical questions for the entrepreneur before forming a partnership or engaging an attorney By MICHAEL A. ELLIS, BUCKINGHAM, DOOLITTLE & BURROUGHS LLC The ability to collaborate with other individuals to develop an idea is critical to the success of thousands of products, services and even artistic endeavors. However, not all relationships start... Read More

CRAIN’S CLEVELAND – SIDESTEP PRIVATE EQUITY’S POTENTIAL LANDMINES

Buyers, sellers should consider these potential issues during deal phase By David Kern and Jon Stefanik At its core, an M&A transaction involving a private equity buyer or seller is no different than any other M&A transaction that involves all of the usual suspects: due diligence checklists, working capital adjustments, baskets, caps, survival periods, carve-outs... Read More