Foley hosted a Foley Executive Briefing Series seminar examining pre-transaction due diligence. Technology companies often have limited resources. Nevertheless, appropriate pre-transactional due diligence does not have to be expensive, and attention to key issues can enhance the valuation of a company prior to raising money or improve the perception of the company as a suitable business partner or acquisition target. In contrast, failure to identify and solve problems can have a negative impact on proposed transactions.
Key areas for self-investigation include:
- Diligently assessing company business practices, including management of existing intellectual property assets and creation of new assets to enhance a company's value
- Evaluating compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations
- Reviewing employment-related issues to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Foley Intellectual Property Partner John M. Garvey, Employment Law Of Counsel Ellen C. Kearns, and Business Law Partner Edouard C. LeFevre led this panel discussion on cost-effective ways to prepare your company for future success.
"Pre-Transaction Due Diligence" is part of the Foley Executive Briefing Series.