Free Startup Pitch Event this Wednesday October 28th in San Francisco!

The Sutter Law Firm (in conjunction with George Parrish and Eric Trabold) is now sponsoring and organizing the Society3 Startup Pitch Night. This event takes some of the brightest of Silicon Valley and San Francisco Startups and lets them pitch to investors and customers. This is a great event for Press, Startups and Investors. Startups, bring your pitch! And investors, bring your checkbooks. This is a free event for all. We will be hosting this event every month, it all starts October 28th at 6:30 pm. Click Here to Register Via Meetup!...
Mergers and Acquisitions in California

Mergers and Acquisitions in California

What You Need to Know About Mergers and Acquisitions in California By Eric H. Milliken, At Sutter Law Firm, San Francisco’s premier business law firm. There is a lot of legal assistance that is required in any merger and acquisition (M&A) deal especially if the idea is to increase the shareholder value over and above the sum of the two companies separately. This reasoning especially becomes attractive for businesses when times are tough and the future looks uncertain. In any case, getting experienced legal representation during this process can help achieve the main goal of M&A i.e. of increasing shareholder value. This is because M&A require deep legal understanding of the company’s goals and operations as well as of the laws pertaining to combining two businesses in California. Your company needs a legal negotiator who can ensure that not only are all M&A laws being followed but that your rights are being protected as well. This is true whether you are the financially healthy business owner agreeing to merge with another company or whether you are the struggling company hoping to survive by aligning yourself with another company. Having experienced legal counsel will also help keep your investors happy. San Francisco and Silicon Valley investors want to ensure that their best interest will be represented throughout the merger or accusation. Probably the first thing to understand about M&A is that mergers and acquisitions are two terms that are not synonymous but mean slightly different processes. The example just quoted comes under the category of acquisition where a financially healthy company entirely takes over a struggling startup or other company....