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Will Government Crush Economic Recovery?

There is little question that if the US is to recover from this recession and if unemployment is to be driven down, small business will lead the way. Unfortunately, intentionally or unintentionally, the government is crushing our one hope of recovery.

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8 Questions to Settle the CEO vs. Board Conflict

There can be an inherent conflict between a CEO and their board; the board may be focused on short-term gains for shareholders while the CEO is trying to steer the course for long-term success.  With increasingly short CEO tenures (HP CEO Leo Apotheker was in the top seat for less than one year), CEOs are under pressure to give the ...

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CEOs Should Take the First Steps on Financial Reform

The financial crisis that erupted in September 2008 taught us all a very hard lesson. It became apparent that no one had a line of sight on institutional and counterparty risk at Lehman or at any other major financial firm. Corporate issuers are now waking up to the fact that preventing another financial meltdown is their issue as well.

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How to Evaluate Legal Risk in Acquisitions

Litigation does not have to be an uncontrollable factor in the valuation of any business. By properly evaluating the potential for materiality and future litigation, and the connection between the litigation and the business plan, investors can make informed decisions, with a full understanding of the legal risk associated with a potential company.

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