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Robert E. Connolly

About Robert E. Connolly

Rob is a member of Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC’s Corporate & Securities Group and has been with the firm since its inception. Rob helps clients structure, negotiate and close complex business transactions. He also serves as outside general counsel for a number of businesses in the middle market across a variety of industries, including: technology, cloud computing/software-as-a-service, consulting, professional service firms, real estate, consumer services, distribution and manufacturing. Rob’s areas of concentration include: • Mergers and Acquisitions • Growth Equity Investments • Restructurings and Recapitalizations • Capital Raises and Private Placements • Technology Consulting Agreements • Enterprise SaaS (“cloud”) Agreements • Real Estate Syndicated Offerings and Fund Formations • Commercial Contracts Rob’s representative clients include: • Middle market companies (generally $10mm to $200mm in revenue) • IT service providers and enterprise SaaS companies • Fast-growing bootstrapped companies • Venture-backed startups • Sophisticated entrepreneurs • Real estate developers, sponsors and investors

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The Purchase Agreement Essentials – Business Deal ‘Terms of Sale’

The terms of sale are the heart of the purchase and sale agreement. They define what is being purchased, how much it costs and how payment will be made.

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The Purchase Agreement Essentials: Representations and Warranties

Protect Yourself During the Buying and Selling Process The representations and warranties section of the Purchase Agreement is one of the most negotiated sections of any agreement between a buyer and a seller. It covers statements of fact and promises about what is sold. The seller will make several representations and warranties about the target […]

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Crossing the finish line of a deal, in purchase agreement essentials, can be facilitated by restrictive covenants and positive covenants

Purchase Agreement Essentials – Positive Covenants and Restrictive Covenants in M&A Transactions

Positive covenants and restrictive covenants in a Purchase Agreement protect the value of the Company for the Buyer but may be overlooked.

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Purchase Agreement Essentials – Boilerplate Provisions Terminology

In a purchase agreement, boilerplate provisions clarify the terms of the contract, who has contractual rights and how disputes are handled.

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Understanding the Purchase Agreement: The Essential Overview and Risk Allocation Provisions

The Purchase Agreement is the principal arena of negotiation. Understanding the document and its risks is foundational to the sale of your business.

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