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Michele Schechter

About Michele Schechter

Michele has been a director with Financial Poise since 2012.

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Euros in a bank machine, representing seller financing

4 Acquisition Financing Structures for Buyers

When buying a business, buyers may use any four acquisition financing structures: cash purchase, third-party funding, seller financing and stock swaps.

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Woman reads a book lakeside, hunting for an accredited investor definition

Are You Smarter Than a High School Dropout? Revising the Accredited Investor Definition

The SEC is considering wider access to private offerings. Does net worth equate to financial literacy, or should the accredited investor definition change?

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investing in employees

Investing in People: Upgrade Your Company’s Engine

Will investing in your employees increase productivity and drive growth? Or will training employees drain resources that will be lost when they leave?

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Business Divorce

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Surviving a 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.

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Business Borrowing Basics - Negotiating A Loan Agreement

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Private Equity What is a Sponsor, GP and LP

90-Second Lesson: What Is a Sponsor, General Partner and Limited Partner 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).

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Business Succession Planning

Succession Planning and Exit-Strategies Are Too Important to Ignore

Business owners say they understand the importance of transition planning, yet few actually plan their exit. What is going to happen when you finally relinquish day-to-day control over your business? Are you going to sell it and live off the proceeds? Do you have a successor lined up to continue your legacy? Only you can know but, whatever you have in mind, it pays to have a formal and well thought-out succession plan and exit strategy.

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