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M&A Activity in 2021: Opportunities Ahead for Business Transactions Image

M&A Activity in 2021: Opportunities Ahead for Business Transactions

The tone for M&A activity in 2021 was set by 2020’s theme: acceleration driven by necessity and opportunity. Industries forced to pivot rapidly, coupled with favorable market conditions and access to affordable capital, set the stage for strong M&A activity in 2021. To understand how business owners can position themselves…

Updated SBA Guidance on First and Second-Draw PPP Loans Image

Updated SBA Guidance on First and Second-Draw PPP Loans

On Monday, January 11, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal. Below is a summary of First and Second-Draw PPP loan eligibility requirements. On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, became law. Title III…

2020 Year-In Review: Key Corporate and Commercial Insights from KO Partners Image

2020 Year-In Review: Key Corporate and Commercial Insights from KO Partners

Amid 2020’s challenges, the KO team remained hard at work navigating the “new normal” while continuing to support clients through their diverse and rapidly-changing needs. Here’s a review of the key topics our team covered throughout 2020. Corporate and Transactional Across our corporate team, we’ve led companies through mergers and…

KO Expands Corporate Practice with New Attorney Michael Wysolmerski Image

KO Expands Corporate Practice with New Attorney Michael Wysolmerski

Koenig, Oelsner, Taylor, Schoenfeld & Gaddis PC (KO Law Firm) has expanded its corporate practice with the addition of attorney Michael Wysolmerski. Michael brings corporate expertise from an international law firm to KO’s team, which has grown more than 30 percent in the last two years. Michael’s practice focuses on…

Webinar Recap: What the California Privacy Rights Act Means for Your Business Image

Webinar Recap: What the California Privacy Rights Act Means for Your Business

The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which clarifies and expands the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), was passed by ballot initiative in the Nov. 3 General Election. The CPRA will amend the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (the “CCPA”). Because of its significant expansion of the CCPA obligations, the…

How Startups Can Pivot Their Approach With Early Stage Financing Image

How Startups Can Pivot Their Approach With Early Stage Financing

Company formations capitalize on innovation, time and talent during downturn While it may seem counterintuitive or surprising to some, historically we’ve seen that economic downturns can be a good time to start a business. Many successful entrepreneurs know this and see several opportunities during a decline: This is a good…

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal” Image

Closing M&A Deals in the “New Normal”

Today, many have the misperception that M&A deals aren’t getting done because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, or that the only deals closing are distressed deals that are unfavorable to the seller. But there’s more to the story. While we have seen a shift from a seller-favorable market to a…

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About When to Use a Corporate Lawyer Image

What Every Entrepreneur Should Know About When to Use a Corporate Lawyer

Entrepreneurs are often reluctant to spend money on legal expertise during an economic downturn. However, history shows that downturns can be an ideal time to invest in your business and its long-term prospects by focusing on a couple of critical legal items while simultaneously not sweating some of the smaller…