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Jonathan Friedland

About Jonathan Friedland

Jonathan Friedland is a senior partner in Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP’s Chicago office. He is ranked AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale.com, has been repeatedly recognized as a “SuperLawyer”, by Leading Lawyers Magazine, is rated 10/10 by AVVO, and has received numerous other accolades. He has been profiled, interviewed, and/or quoted in publications such as Buyouts Magazine; Smart Business Magazine; The M&A Journal; Inside Counsel; LAW360; Business Week.com; Dow Jones LBO Wire; and The Daily Deal. Jonathan graduated from the State University of New York at Albany, magna cum laude, in 1991 (after three years of study) and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1994. Jonathan is also an active angel, venture capital, and private equity investor, and is the founder and publisher of DailyDAC and Financial Poise.  Click here to see his full biography.

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investing basics what is stock

Investing Basics For Beginners Installment #1: What is Stock? And Should You Buy Some?

What is a stock? For anyone still considering buying, we cover stock basics and investment principles in this series on all things equity.

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Tesla

Tesla is Not a Car Company: Evaluating a Market Pioneer

Tesla isn’t just electric cars. It’s also a market pioneer in sustainable energy. But does that mean investing in it is a guaranteed win?

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Calculating Cash Gap

‘Know Thy Numbers’ Installment #4- Cash is King: Cash Gap and Working Capital

The time between cash outflow and cash inflow, when cash is low, is called cash gap. Learn how to calculate and improve your cash gap.

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Learning Multiple Roles in the Workplace

Flex: Reading for Employees to Increase Knowledge and Flexibility in the Workplace

Flex is required reading for those who want to create more options and flexibility in the workplace by learning a business beyond their role.

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smart watch, used in an analogy about the first mover disadvantage

The First Mover Disadvantage: Why the Early Bird Doesn’t Always Catch the Worm

Pebble was once a promising leader in smartwatches until Apple entered the market. Pebble teaches early investors a lesson in the first mover disadvantage. 

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Is College Worth It

Maybe It’s Time for a Gap Year: Will Traditional College Be Worth the Cost in a Post-COVID World?

COVID-19 has thrusted universities online, but full tuition has students asking, “Is college worth it?” Investing in college may take on a digital meaning.

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pile of pills representing the conflict of interest of a broker-dealer

The Doctor and the Drug Dealer: A Parable of Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers

“Regulation Best Interest” and the Growing Concern for Conflicts of Interest While having drinks with David Colton of Gresham Partners, LLC, he made an interesting analogy to describe the fiduciary duties of the registered investment adviser (RIA) and the broker-dealer. He used the analogy of a doctor as a drug dealer, and the conflict of […]

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COVID-19 is spelled out with pills and syringes, representing a prescription for business crisis management during the Coronavirus epidemic

You Will Survive! How Your Business Will Survive Coronavirus – a Crisis Management Plan

Don’t let the coronavirus sink your business. Use these crisis management tips to position yourself for economic opportunity once the worst passes.

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An accredited investors' brown loafers - recently, the accredited investor threshold has changed

Revising the Accredited Investor Standard

The accredited investor threshold has not been updated since the Reagan presidency, but the SEC’s recently proposed updates still miss a step.

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A dewy apple, representing the fruits of your labor as tangible investments, not intangible assets

Alternative Assets and the “Average” Accredited Investor Installment #12: Tangible Investments

Tangible investments, or investments in things that you can touch and physically experience, can delight both your inner child and investment portfolio.

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