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Mergers, acquisitions and complicated business litigation

The path a business follows throughout its existence never follows a straight line. There are twists and turns, major events and precarious situations. When things gets tough, it is imperative that those in charge of the business have a concrete plan in place to effectively manage and deal with those issues.

Business bankruptcy on the rise? 2016 numbers say 'yes'

It may seem counterintuitive given the implication of bankruptcy, but a commercial, corporate or business bankruptcy can be an opportunity for the company in question. Now, obviously there are some serious financial and legal issues that need to be addressed if the company is filing for bankruptcy. But the filing can not only buy the company some time to deal with these things without their creditors taking action, it can also allow the company to reorganize itself or construct an exit strategy. Businesses in bankruptcy can sell their assets -- or even the entire business -- to successfully resolve their problems.

Will trade secret litigation increase in 2017?

Trade secrets are vehemently protected by their creators. Companies do everything they can to ensure that their secret manufacturing process or their secret ingredient is kept under wraps so that their competitors can't replicate their iconic and brand-making tricks. By their very names, trade secrets are not supposed to be public knowledge. They are supposed to be kept hidden away so that the creators can benefit from it's unique nature.

CoStar, xCelligence head to court due to alleged IP infringement

When a company acquires another company or merges with another company, there are some serious legal matters that need to be tended to. Just one of these many issues is the matter of intellectual property. A recent news story exemplifies this fact.

When you're not just business partners: 3 things to discuss before going into business with your spouse

If you're married to your business partner, you're not alone. Millions of businesses in the U.S. are jointly owned by spouses. It can be incredibly rewarding to build a family business, and when done well, your business and marriage can be stronger for it. On the other hand, if things go wrong in either your business or marriage, the other can suffer as well.

Legal counsel critical when complex business litigation calls

Business litigation and legal action is a complicated area of law. Simply creating and establishing a company takes a lot of work and a lot of legal effort to achieve. Now consider what it takes to move that company under the umbrella of another, or to have that company acquire new major assets. There are a lot of complex transactions and maneuvers that businesses utilize to grow or become more profitable, and none of them happen without extensive legal help.

Disputes over a business contract: Jury rules for band

Musicians and other artists in Cincinnati and across the country are passionate about their work. Often to ensure that the music that they toiled to create is heard, they sign a deal with a recording company. Unfortunately, one band, A Day To Remember, has been embroiled in disputes over a business contract for a lengthy period of time with the recording company it signed with several years ago.

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