From early planning to closing, there's no shortage of hazards on the path to a successful acquisition. Take a step-by-step look at key legal issues throughout the small business M&A lifecycle. Explore best practices for approaching due diligence, valuation, tax, and purchase agreements. Get top tips for closing the deal. Register today!
Get front-end strategies for planning, structuring and timing the transaction.
Learn how to spot and avoid common red flags during due diligence.
Discover tactics for minimizing tax and risk during the acquisition.
Gain drafting techniques for preparing deal documents.
Delve into the closing phase and learn what your checklist should cover.
Overcome top post-closing concerns surrounding business and cultural integration.
Is a Merger or Acquisition the Right Move? Factors to Consider
Laying the Foundation for a Successful Transaction: Goals, Timetables, and Pre-Sale Preparation
Reviewing a Sample Transaction Process Timeline
Conducting Due Diligence: Warning Signs to Watch Out For
Business Valuation Best Practices
Structuring the Sale to Minimize Risk and Taxes
Drafting and Negotiating Merger and Acquisition Purchase Agreements
When to Require Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation Agreements
Closing Procedures and Checklists
Business Systems Integration, Cultural Compatibility, and Post-Closing Concerns
MAUREEN CRUSH is a shareholder with Crush & Varma Law Group P.C., in Fishkill, New York, where she heads the corporate and commercial practice group. Ms. Crush practices primarily in general corporate and business transaction law, including banking and commercial finance, and has extensive not-for-profit law experience. She is a frequent lecturer on trusts and estates, corporate and not-for-profit law issues, and serves on numerous boards of directors and committees in the Orange, Sullivan, and Dutchess communities. Ms. Crush received the New York State Bar Association Root/Stimson Award for commitment to public service which has reflected honor on the legal profession. Ms. Crush earned her B.S. degree from New York University and her J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law.
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