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Why Choose Regulation D Private Placement?

May 11, 2022

At Calkins Law Firm we often work with early stage and growth businesses as they raise money, search for investors, and plan to issue securities. We also find ourselves spending time explaining the logic behind a Regulation D private placement recommendation, since clients always ask, “Why?” A private placement of securities is one that doesn’t…

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Why a Co-Founders’ Agreement Is Key To Smooth Startup Operations

May 11, 2022

Try as they might to be realistic and practical, co-founders going into a startup are naturally excited to work on making their dream business a reality. That positive energy is necessary to motivate co-founders along the sometimes arduous journey of business creation. But once positivity encounters trials or roadblocks, it could be easy to throw…

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When is the Best Time to Sell My Business?

May 11, 2022

Perhaps Kenny Rodgers said it best, in his epic song “The Gambler.” “You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” Every business owner wrestles with the age old question: When Is the best Time to Sell My Business? Obviously the answer to…

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When is the Best Time to Sell a Business?

May 11, 2022

We are often asked, “When is the best time to sell a business?” Just as often, we are asked, “How does one go about selling a business?” When is the best time to sell a business? It is ideal/optimal to sell a business when there is plenty of credit available to prospective business buyers to…

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When Convention Works In Your Favor, Take Advantage of It

May 11, 2022

Here’s a story with a moral for anyone who plans or decides to buy a business, and it’s all about going with the conventional approach. You know us–at Calkins Law Firm we’re ready and willing to break with convention when it’s in the best interest of our clients. But sometimes the strength in having contrary…

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What You Should Know About Breach of Contract with Fraud Claims

May 11, 2022

Contracts are used in business to create legally binding agreements between parties. Violating any of the conditions or terms of the contract is referred to as a breach of contract. A contract breach can result in a civil cause of action that may result in a variety of damages, including monetary damages and specific performance.…

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What You Need to Know Before Buying a Manufacturing Business

May 11, 2022

Are you searching for a manufacturing company? If so, there are several things you need to know before buying a manufacturing business. Before you make a bid to purchase a manufacturing business, conduct due diligence and keep these seven key factors in mind. 1.  Are You Paying a Fair Price for Equipment and Machinery? The company’s machinery…

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Whatever It Takes, For Our Clients, We’ll Do It!

May 11, 2022

When we are retained by a client and involved in a matter, our approach is always the same: whatever it takes, we do it in service of our client. We don’t stand on protocol, we don’t make excuses or complain, instead we roll up our sleeves and we do whatever the client needs. These could…

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What Does It Mean to Be “Results Driven” in Business Law?

May 11, 2022

Here at Calkins Law Firm, we work hard for our clients. In general, we like our clients to be well informed before they make decisions regarding business law matters. So we will go to great lengths to inform our clients about the risks and the opportunities in what they are contemplating. We also feel strongly…

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What Business Owners Need to Know About COVID-19 Disruptions to Contractual Promises

May 11, 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect the global economy, it is time for business owners to consider the effects which the virus may be having on existing contractual promises. Some providers of goods and services may be temporarily or permanently unable to do so due to the coronavirus situation. Previously-made agreements, such as those…

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What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of an LLC?

May 11, 2022

When it comes to creating a business entity, most business owners opt to go with an LLC. However, every business has different needs, circumstances, and goals. An LLC may not necessarily be the best entity to go with for all business owners. Before deciding to form an LLC, it’s important to learn what the advantages…

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We Focus On What Really Matters

May 11, 2022

Over our years of practice we’ve seen cases that run the gamut in cost investments. Some clients have the funds to sink a cool million into due diligence. Others have much less. Clearly, the amount that we receive dictates the time and efforts we can spend. But regardless of our client’s budget, they can all…

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Understanding the New Normal: How Remote Work Is Changing Business Models

May 11, 2022

The new remote work model started out as a necessity caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, but has it become something more? Once the immediate threat is over, will we be looking at a corporate landscape forever changed? Simply put, will remote work become the new normal? The answer is both yes and no. Saying “digital…

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Three Types of Buy-Sell Agreements

May 11, 2022

There are three general types of buy-sell agreements. They are often defined as: fixed price, formula price, and valuation process. Fixed price agreements are exactly as they are advertised – the price is set in the agreement, and that price stands until the agreement is updated. Fixed price agreements tend to result in a fairly high…

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Things to Consider When Bringing on a New Business Partner

May 11, 2022

Advice for New Business Partnerships I have seen dozens of these scenarios fail. Literally dozens. And the one thing they all have in common are mis-matched expectations. Expectations about who is responsible for what, how the work will get done, and most importantly, who gets to make the final decision on issues. These new business…

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