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Business Purchases, Sales and Dissolution FAQ

March 25, 2014

California law concerns for mergers or acquisitions

Yes, special rules exist in a number of different situations. For starters, triangular mergers in California require an Agreement of Merger to be filed with the […]
March 25, 2014

What is a short-form merger?

A short-form merger is a procedure allowed in some jurisdictions where a parent can merge with a subsidiary without shareholder approval. Short-form mergers can either be […]
March 25, 2014

What are the defining characteristics of a merger?

A merger is the combining of two or more entities into one. Traditionally, the transaction is treated as though the buyer acquired all the assets of […]
March 25, 2014

What are the defining characteristics of a stock purchase?

A stock purchase is generally regarded as simpler to accomplish than an asset purchase. In such circumstances the buyer is purchasing substantially all of the target’s […]
March 25, 2014

Asset purchase/asset acquisition defining characteristics

What distinguishes an asset purchase from other types of acquisitions is that the buyer can specify the assets and liabilities it is willing to assume. As […]
March 25, 2014

What is involved with the due diligence process?

Due diligence describes the general duty to exercise care in any transaction. However, it also refers to the process of investigating the condition, value, and other […]