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PPP Loans for Startups: 1 Benefit and 5 Drawbacks

  • June 29, 2020
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Payroll Protection Program Loans appear to be an obvious choice for cash-strapped startups. Yet PPP Loans come with hidden drawbacks, particularly when planning a sale of the company. Some are triggered at the time of drawing down the loan and others only at the time of forgiveness. Benefit: Free Money…

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New NOL Rules for Asset Sales and ICOs

  • April 7, 2020
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Amid all the other stimulus provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is a major change in the tax treatment of net operating losses (NOLs).  This change is especially relevant for: acquirers and sellers of business assets and businesses who engaged in an initial coin…

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Belcher, Smolen & Van Loo Represents Hyphen on its sale to Betterworks

  • February 23, 2020
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BSV represented Hyphen, a leading employee listening and engagement platform based in San Francisco, in it sale to Betterworks.  Betterworks will integrate Hyphen and its products in the Betterworks software solution for enterprises to have the capability to generate actionable insights from their workforce and create goals to drive measurable…

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Aaron Belcher Speaks at Avoidance of M&A Pitfalls Panel at Startup Bridge

  • September 24, 2019
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Earlier this summer Aaron Belcher moderated a panel hosted by Startup Bridge discussing some of the pitfalls startup companies can avoid to enhance the likelihood successful M&A exits. Topics covered by the panel included IP protection, corporate compliance and deal structures involving large publicly traded and cross-border acquirers. Those in…

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