The 2012 Lindquist & Vennum Business Law Webinar Series: Buying, Selling and Transitioning a Business


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Following a 4-year M&A transaction drought, deal value and volume are predicted to grow in 2012. Interest rates are low, markets remain liquid, financing conditions continue to improve, and private equity funds and companies with cash stockpiles are looking for investments. 

The 2012 Lindquist & Vennum Business Law Webinar Series will quickly provide you with the knowledge and strategies for conducting mergers, acquisitions and business transitions. 

Who Should Attend: Business owners and investors, CEOs, CFOs, corporate counsel, accountants and attorneys. Participants can sign up for one or any combination of webinars. 


June 19 and June 26: The N&B (Nuts & Bolts) of M&A (1.5 hours each): These two webinars are the foundation of the series and provide a review of the significant topics to consider when buying, selling, merging or transitioning a business. Topics covered include everything from deal structure and tax planning, to due diligence and contractual terms. 

July 17: Estate Planning and Business Succession for the M&A Transaction (1.0 hour): This webinar will discuss trust and estate issues that are relevant in M&A transactions. Specific areas to be discussed include the federal transfer tax system and changes brought about by the new 2010 Tax Relief Act; federal and state estate tax liens and their applicability to corporate transactions; and an overview of business succession planning in an M&A context. 
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

August 21: Ready for the Future of Employee Benefits (1.0 hour): Increased compliance audits and new laws and regulations affecting retirement plans (in addition to health care reform), mean increased liabilities for employers offering such plans. This webinar will provide practical steps to addressing the most common employer errors in retirement plan administration, and highlight how to avoid costly fixes if you intend to buy or sell a business. 
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

September 18: Increase Your Return on Investment with Thoughtful Tax Planning (1.0 hour): Careful planning is mandatory in addressing certain critical tax issues in M&A transactions in order to maximize tax savings. The presentation will also include a discussion of recent tax changes and year-end tax planning ideas. 
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

October 16: Tiptoeing Through the Employment Law Minefield (1.0 hour): The ever-changing area of Employment Law presents unique and complicated issues of employee rights and employer obligations, especially in the context of completing an acquisition or liquidation. This webinar will review the basic and complex employment law issues involved in starting a business and completing an M&A transaction. 
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

November 13: Review of Private Placement Principles in Capital Raising and M&A (1.0 hour): This webinar will review the basic legal principles involved in raising capital through the sale of equity or debt securities and explore how these same principles apply to M&A transactions such as mergers, equity exchanges or capital reorganizations. 
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

About the Lindquist & Vennum Business Law Webinar Series:
The 2012 Lindquist & Vennum Business Law Webinar Series will quickly provide you with a strong working knowledge of the various types of merger and acquisition transactions while equipping you to handle transitions in business ownership and operations. The webinars are designed for business owners and investors, CEOs, CFOs, corporate counsel, accountants and attorneys. Participants can sign up for one or any combination of webinars.  
Lindquist & Vennum is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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