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A Boot Camp for Startups: Good Ideas Are Never Enough
July 2014 -- COMMERCE Magazine NJ
Irwin Kishner's comments on legal and business challenges facing startup companies were featured in COMMERCE magazine's 2014 Annual Law Firm Managing Partners Roundtable. In the article, Irwin opines on the need for founders to clearly define how a business will be owned and operated, answer questions about who truly owns a startup's business idea or technology, and identify competitive restrictions resulting from the founders' prior employment or other business ventures. According to Irwin, issues such as these, if not properly addressed prior to bringing on an investor or strategic partner, can be show stoppers.
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So You Want to Start a Tech Business
June 24, 2009 -- E-Commerce Times
Owners of tech start-ups should use their attorneys, accountants, bankers and financial advisors as conduits to equity and debt investment by angel and venture capital funds, Ed Stevenson says. Ed, chair of our venture capital and emerging growth company practice group, also suggests that owners join groups and associations that bring together investors and tech start-ups that need investment dollars.
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Business triage: Kill what’s ailing
April 14, 2009 -- CNNMoney.com
Owners of businesses with multiple locations should form each location as its own entity, Edward Stevenson says in this small business advice column. Failing that, if several outposts are ailing and one is healthy, the owner should try to minimize or restructure the debt load, test the market to see if any of the flagging stores can be sold, and consider seeking bankruptcy protection.
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Think Global, Stay Local: Working From Home
October 2008 -- American Lawyer
This feature includes Herrick as one of the most prominent American law firms doing significant international legal work without having offices overseas. It mentions our insurance and reinsurance work in the U.K., France and Germany; Japanese corporate practice; and international art practice.