Business Law Labor and Employment Law

Missouri Supreme Court Rewrites and Enforces Non-Compete Agreement

The Supreme Court Avoids the Opportunity to Apply Its Prior Reasoning Critical of Overly Broad Non-Competition Agreements The Court decides cases involving non-competition and non-solicitation agreements only infrequently.  In 2006,  the Missouri Supreme Court balanced the right of a former employee to compete against a…
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Buying and Selling a Business

Should You Structure the Sale of Your Business as an Asset Sale or an Equity Sale?

Although deal lawyers generally describe their practice as involving “mergers and acquisitions,” the sale of a small or medium-sized business is usually structured as either an equity sale or an asset sale. In an equity sale, the purchaser buys the equity from the owner(s) of…
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Environmental Law

How to Buy Property and Avoid the Cost of Clean-up (Maybe): Part 2

In my last post, I wrote about what a Bona Fide Prospective Purchaser (BFPP from now on) has to do before purchasing property in order to avoid that troublesome Superfund liability. I pointed out that pre-requisites to the property’s purchase were just step 1 and there were some post-requisite…