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What to Look for When Choosing Legal Counsel: A Checklist for Startups Image

What to Look for When Choosing Legal Counsel: A Checklist for Startups

Startups must move fast but be pragmatic. If you’re running a startup, you know that speed and flexibility are important to your company. The right legal counsel serves as a strategic partner to help emerging companies achieve meaningful business outcomes. The checklist below is meant to help you choose counsel…

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KO Client Enquiron Acquired by Zywave

KO client Enquiron has been acquired by Zywave. Enquiron provides risk management and consultative business solutions to employers in all 50 states, across various industries, sectors and sizes. KO Partner Jennifer Rosenthal, and attorneys Samantha Pjesky and Keenan Weatherford represented Enquiron in the deal. Enquiron revolutionized the way that services…

KO Advises Spinnaker SCA through Acquisition by Black Lake Capital Image

KO Advises Spinnaker SCA through Acquisition by Black Lake Capital

KO served as the legal counsel for Spinnaker SCA through its acquisition by Black Lake Capital. KO represented both SCA and Spinnaker SCS in the deal. Spinnaker SCA was formed through the merger of SCA, LLC (“SCApath”) and Spinnaker SCS, LLC (“Spinnaker SCS”). KO partner John Gaddis, attorneys Melissa Mellen,…

Early Stage Business Considerations: Prioritizing Intellectual Property Protection Image

Early Stage Business Considerations: Prioritizing Intellectual Property Protection

Emerging company founders and small business owners have no shortage of issues to think through and solve. Prioritizing intellectual property rights and protection doesn’t often top the priority list. Most time and energy is rightly focused on building the business, developing products, hiring a team, and finding customers. With these…

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…