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All Articles by Michele Schechter

Business Divorce

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do—Common Issues and Strategies in Business Divorce

Conflicts between business partners are nearly inevitable. Thankfully, there are a number of ways for parties to negotiate up-front. Precautionary agreements give you space to resolve issues more easily or, at least, provide a picture of what the result will be when resolution is not possible.


Business Borrowing Basics — Negotiating A Loan Agreement

Learn how to negotiate a loan agreement for your business, and find out which type of loan can best help your company grow and succeed.


company formation

Business Law Dumbed Down — Company Formation and Raising Capital

Forming a legal entity, if for no other reason to shield one’s personal assets from being at wholesale risk for the liabilities of one’s business, is critical. The question in nearly every case is not if an entity should be formed, but what type of entity should be formed.


Bankruptcy Litigation

Common Bankruptcy Litigation Scenarios — Venue Fights

In bankruptcy litigation, the venue can have a major influence on an outcome. Expert members of the Financial Poise Faculty—each a partner or managing director in the restructuring industry—discuss why venue fights occur and how practitioners should approach selecting venue or challenging venue in a bankruptcy case.


Start-Up Business

Start-Up Business: Essential Tips from Experts and Entrepreneurs

GREAT COMPANIES FAIL for lots of reasons that have nothing to do with their products or services. Coming up with a great idea is difficult; turning that idea into a business is even harder. We consulted members of the Financial Poise Faculty—each a professional advisor or successful entrepreneur—to discuss what it takes to start a business and get it off of the ground.


Private Equity What is a Sponsor, GP and LP

90-Second Lesson: What Is a Sponsor, GP and LP in Private Equity?

Private equity funds have several moving parts. This quick guide will help you learn ‘who’ does ‘what’ – including the fund sponsor, general partner (GP) and limited partner (LP).


Innovative Businesses

How Innovative Businesses Handle Government Regulations

A GRM system can help businesses quickly identify the most important legislators most important or which regulations are most likely to pass.


5 More Mistakes Entrepreneurs Should Avoid When Starting a Company 

Here are five mistakes that entrepreneurs should avoid when starting their own company. The more you know about them, the less of a chance you make them.


Ranking the Top Angel and VC Fund Managers (Part 1)

This review of top 10 lists of fund managers intends to help alternative investors select the right asset class to invest in and improve the performance of their portfolios.


Ranking the Top Angel and VC Fund Managers (Part ll)

A list based on data collected from publicly available sources and direct submissions from the firms themselves. Information like this can help investors lower costs, provide transparency and empower co-investment.


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