New Illinois Bar Video On Buying And Selling A Business

The Illinois State Bar Association just posted a video with me talking about the documents you need to negotiate in the course of buying or selling a business, from the initial nondisclosure/noncircumvent that allows buyers and sellers to exchange confidential information to the term sheet which outlines their deal to the final sales contract (with…

Record Level Of Venture Investments In China

Venture capital investments in China reached $15.3 billion during 2015, significantly higher than the previous high of $7.3 billion in 2011. Mobile device deals predominated, with an average of $9.8 million per deal. Exits have also seen growth, with 61 deals raising $7.2 billion of venture backed company IPO’s in China in 2014, the last…

Business Issues In Estate Administration

Just delivered a talk to the DuPage County Bar Association on family business issues in estate disputes. Reminded those present that most buy-sell agreements are not funded with “Key Man” insurance, that most spouses and children are incompetent to manage the business but want money, and that even rich people like the Wrigleys and the…

Filings Required To Close Out An Illinois Business Entity

Just posted on Slideshare a detailed checklist of business actions, federal and state income and UI and sales tax forms to file, and entity-specific forms to file with the Business Services Division of the Secretary of State in order to close out an Illinois business entity. For details, see http://www.slideshare.net/wpriceiit/filings-required-to-close-out-an-illinois-business-entity

Parent companies may not be liable for their subsidiary company’s contracts and other liabilities

The First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, in Saletech, LLC v. East Balt, Inc. et. al., 2014 IL App (1st) 132639, https://www.state.il.us/court/Opinions/AppellateCourt/2014/1stDistrict/1132639.pdf, upheld a decision that a distribution agent who claimed that the European parent of a Ukrainian subsidiary had agreed to implement an exclusive US distribution rights deal with the Ukrainian subsidiary in…