Corporate

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We pledge to every client a responsive, interested, and informed team of attorneys to help meet the challenges inherent in a highly competitive business climate. The seasoned, skillful members of our Corporate Practice act as compass, guide, partner, and counsel to our clients, successfully steering them through all stages of the business life cycle, from formation and financing through governance and liquidity events and at all strategic points along the way.

We offer unsurpassed, sophisticated legal services at the right price point to a wide range of clients – including startups, emerging companies, investment funds, and small publicly traded companies. We help them navigate the complexities of today’s challenging marketplace. Our clients include a roster of companies engaged in the private equity, software and technology, medical devices, biotechnology, internet and e-commerce, pharmaceutical, and financial services industries.

We invite you to consider utilizing our strengths and skills to help forge a brighter future for your own company.

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Three Things to Consider in a Corporate Venture Capital Investment Morse Ranked in 18 Categories in 2023 PitchBook League Tables 2023 VC Deals 2019-2023 M&A Deals Morse Welcomes Corporate Counsel Daniel E. Wilcox Morse Announces 2024 Attorney Elevations Celebrating the Career of Carl Barnes: A Retirement Announcement Client Alert: Product Pricing May Be Relevant When Federal Agencies Consider Exercising March-in Rights Corporate Financing Attorney David Dinwoodey Retires M&A News: Morse Client Garvin Construction Products in Acquisition by Beacon Attorney Sebastian Estrada Joins Morse Morse Serves as Counsel to Wagr in Acquisition by Yahoo Sports Morse Serves as Counsel to Skylla Technologies in Acquisition by Movensys You Sold Your Company, Now What? Morse Ranked in 14 Categories in 2022 PitchBook League Tables The Price of Growth Top 10 Tips for Drafting a Letter of Intent for Successful M&A Negotiations Morse Serves as Counsel to Agrivida in Acquisition by Novus International, Inc. Top 10 Tips for Developing a Privacy Notice Is Fireball Confusable with Fireball? Data Protection Risks in M&A and Investment Transactions Congress Passes New M&A Broker Registration Exemption Morse Announces 2023 Attorney Elevations Morse Serves as Counsel to Steel Root in Merger with C3 Integrated Solutions Morse Welcomes Associates Kevin Olson and Monica Sax Breakdown of SAFEs as an Investment Vehicle Choice of Entity and State of Incorporation Considerations for Entrepreneurs When Forming a Start-Up Key Considerations When Entering into an M&A Transaction Top Ten Issues in Mergers and Acquisitions Transactions The Significance of Investor Side Letters in Venture Capital Financings Morse Welcomes Associate Eric Lavin 2021 VC Deals 2021 M&A Deals Morse Welcomes Rebecca Alperin to the Firm; Adds ERISA Practice Morse Announces 2022 Attorney Elevations Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 Forming Special Purpose Entities to Gain Exposure to Private Cryptocurrency Funds Using An Unregistered Broker Is A Perilous Trap For The Unwary Are you ready for the new reporting obligations under the Corporate Transparency Act? Preparing for Investment – How Organized are your Corporate Documents? Morse Welcomes Ryan Whelpley to the Firm 2017 – 2020 M&A Deals 2020 VC Deals COVID-19 Alert: The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Morse Announces 2021 Attorney Elevations COVID-19 Alert: SBA Change of Ownership COVID-19 Alert: Administrative Tax Relief COVID-19 Alert: PPP Loan Forgiveness Portal COVID-19 Alert: Listing of Lenders COVID-19 Alert: Main Street Lending Program Update COVID-19 Alert: PPP Forgiveness Application COVID-19 Alert: Lender Registration COVID-19 Alert: Changes to the Main Street Lending Program COVID-19 Alert: PPP Flexibility Act COVID-19 Alert: Additional Guidance for Main Street Lending Relief Program COVID-19 Alert: Fair Labor Standards Act COVID-19 Alert: Updated Response Plan COVID-19 Alert: Interim Forgiveness & Audit Rules COVID-19 Alert: Phase I: Start Plan COVID-19 Alert: Phase 1 of Re-Opening Plan COVID-19 Alert: PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form COVID-19 Alert: Question 46 Guidance COVID-19 Alert: Safe Harbor for PPP Borrowers COVID-19 Alert: Four-Phase Re-Opening Plan COVID-19 Alert: Main Street Lending Program COVID-19 Alert: The Emergency Order COVID-19 Alert: Re-Call of Employees to the Worksite Surviving as a Tenant In the Age of Coronavirus: COVID-19 Alert: Interim Final Rule COVID-19 Alert: The Affiliation Rules COVID-19 Alert: Economic Injury Disaster Loan COVID-19 Alert: Emergency Loan Programs COVID-19 Alert: PPP Loan Applications COVID-19 Alert: Interim Final Rule on Affiliation COVID-19 Alert: PPP Interim Rules COVID-19 Alert: Families First Coronavirus Response Act COVID-19 Alert: Paycheck Protection Program COVID-19 Alert: The CARES Act The Virtual Board Meeting in the New COVID-19 World Order COVID-19 Alert: Small Business Loan Programs COVID-19 Alert: Federal & State Resources Employment Law Alert: Paid Family Medical Leave and Sick Time Force Majeure in Light of the Coronavirus Outbreak Employment Law Alert: Emergency Orders 2019 M&A Deals 2019 VC Deals Morse Serves as Counsel to WinterWyman in Acquisition by Planet Group Explaining Profits Interests and Their Tax Consequences Structuring Your M&A Transaction Attorneys Elevated to Member and Senior Attorney The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents Recent Growth in the Boston Area Life Sciences Ecosystem The Top Five Considerations for Startups Elizabeth Resteghini Joins Morse MBBP Celebrates 25th Anniversary Jon Gworek Selected to National Venture Capital Association General Counsel Advisory Board Morse Pleased to Welcome Senior Attorney Daniel J. Blanchard 2017 M&A Deals Tax Issues for Startups 2017 VC Deals Stock Options and Restricted Stock Tax Aspects of VC Investor Financings Summary of Significant Changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 Tax Considerations in Choosing the Form of Organization for a New Business First Time Funds TPG Pays $12.8 Million to Settle Allegations that it Misled Investors Morse Welcomes Associate Joseph Hunt Attack of the Indirect Investor, Again Attack of the Indirect Investor An Overview of the Golden Parachute Payment Rules Top Considerations M&A Non-Disclosure Agreements The Risks of Using Finders and Unregistered Brokers Corporate Attorney Michael Jabbawy Joins Firm as Partner Tax Aspects of Buy-Sells Keeping Employees Interested Social Entrepreneurship and Public Benefit Corporations Morse Welcomes Two New Corporate Attorneys SEC to Funds: Watch the Broker-Dealer Activities Importance of Closing Conditions in Mergers Motivating and Retaining Employees With a Bonus/Carve-Out Plan 2015 M&A Deals Tips for Enforcing Indemnification Provisions Permanent Exclusion of Gain on Sales of Qualified Small Business Stock IP Due Diligence: Patentability vs. Patent Infringement Scott Bleier Elevated Within the Firm The Evolution of the NVCA Documents VIDEO: M&A Clips Limited Application of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Earn-outs Taxation of Earn-out Payments in M&A Transactions Delaware Clarifies Limited Liability of Independent Directors Emerging Companies and Outside Director Compensation Extending the Exercise Period of a Stock Option Delaware Decision Reviews Directors’ Fiduciary Duty to Creditors Renowned Attorney John Hession Joins Firm A Reminder on Break-up Fees in M&A Transactions Shadow Preferred Stock: Kind of a Drag: Recent Delaware Decision Underscores Importance Of Following Procedural Rules Of Contracts Open Source Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions M&A Privacy & Data Security Considerations: From Trados to Nine Systems: And Now for Something Completely Different? Common Stock Valuation and Option Pricing by Private Companies Delaware Courts Apply Business Judgment Rule to Controlling Stockholder Transactions Materiality Scrape Provisions in Merger & Acquisition Agreements Can A Party Be Liable For Expectation Damages Under A Non-Binding Term Sheet? Delaware Court Says Yes Investment Banker Engagement Letters The Threat of Social Media Diligence on the Confidentiality of the M&A Process: The Problem and Possible Solution Delaware Decision Calls Into Question the Value of Preferred Stockholder “Blocking Rights” Delaware Case Confirms Validity of CEO’s Removal With General Solicitation Now Permitted, Has New Day Dawned for Private Placements? “Stealth Mode” Venture Capital Financings and the Pending Jobs Act Regulations Exits for Venture-Backed Companies When Nothing is Fair: In re Trados and the Fiduciary Duties of Investor Directors On the Trail of Fairness: The Lessons of Bloodhound Does a Reverse Triangular Merger Constitute An Assignment by Operation of Law? The “Acqui-hire” Trend: Issues for Founders and Investors and Drafting Options Hiring a Professional To Serve as Stockholder Representative Seed Convertible Note Discounts The NVCA Venture Capital Forms: Will East Coast Meet West Coast? Helping Smaller Public Companies Navigate the NASDAQ Delisting Process Sales and OID – A Primer LLC Formation Checklist Enhanced Whistleblower Provisions Under Dodd-Frank Act National Venture Capital Association Modifies Documents in Response to In Re Trados Case Venture Capital Transactions: Fiduciary Duty Obligations to Common Stockholders: Fiduciary Duties of Directors to Creditors Disclosure Obligations for Stockholder Notices Extending the Deadlines for Filing Quarterly and Annual Reports Planning for a Liquidity Event The Down Round Financing Founders’ Representations and Warranties in the Venture Capital Transaction Double Trigger Acceleration: Attorney-Client Privilege Waived as a Result of Special Committee Investigation Report to Full Board Proper Notice and Conduct of Board Meeting Necessary To Ensure Valid Corporate Action The Making of a Winning Term Sheet: Understanding What Founders Want Founders’ Equity The Making of a Winning Term Sheet: Understanding What Founders Want Bridging the Option Pool Gap Data Mining the Venture-Backed Company Charter The Liquidation Preference of Non-Participating Preferred Protecting the Legal Interests of Founders in a Startup Emerging Technology Company Motivating Employees in the Face of Substantial Liquidation Preferences The Low Down on Start-Ups