On December 17, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (HR 4853) (the "2010 Tax Relief Act").
On September 27, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (HR 5297) (the “Act”).
Joint venture arrangements are a common and sometimes practical or necessary alternative to M&A transactions to allow a company to expand into new markets.
The once-robust nonprofit sector is currently in the midst of an economic shakeout whereby many nonprofits are faced with an unprecedented decision of Darwinian significance - either come up with a viable plan of survival or disappear into the annals of history.
As companies prepare annual reports and proxy statements, the following are some key executive compensation issues to consider.
Effective today, lower thresholds are in effect for determining whether pre-merger notifications are required to be made with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR).
On February 2, 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published new interpretive guidance (“Climate Change Guidance”) relating to the disclosure requirements that public companies face with respect to climate change issues.
On December 16, 2009, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved amendments to the proxy disclosure rules that significantly enhance disclosures relating to compensation policies and practices and Board of Director disclosures.
Letters of intent and term sheets have long been utilized by parties to “jump-start” a transaction by delineating the transaction’s basic terms and setting forth a timeline and parameters for negotiations between the parties.