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Burning questions? We have answers.

How to define the relationship among your new business partners? How do you decide whether, when and how to raise funding? What kind of funding is right for your company? How do you do business with a much larger, more well-financed company and still protect your intellectual property? How do you incentivize and retain your growing employee base?

We can help. Our lawyers have worked with entrepreneurs to find the right answers to questions like these for decades. This depth and breadth of experience allows us to help you arrive at a solution that gets you what you need and positions your company for the growth and success you are working so hard to achieve.

Business keeping you awake at night? Let us guide you.

How do you identify and protect your most important intellectual property? How do you create value that customers, investors and lenders will recognize? What do you do with a business partner who wants to move in a different direction? How do you manage when you are suddenly not alone on your board of directors? Why are term sheets written in a foreign language and what does all that stuff mean? What changes do you have to make when your company has grown much faster than you expected?

We work and strategize with and advise growth-oriented, entrepreneurial companies on issues just like these all day, every day. We find solutions for a living.

Moving to the next level.

Buying? Selling? Dividend recap? IPO? Can't decide? We can assist. Our lawyers understand that knowing which path to take is at least as important as knowing what to do once you're on it. We can help you understand how the decisions you make for your company today can impact your growth and value down the road. Once you have chosen a path—whether a simple sale or complicated multi-party international financing—our lawyers have the experience and business acumen to get your deal done.

We are here for you . . . because it’s all about you.

We have developed many relationships over time with top tier lenders, investment banks, venture capital firms, private equity firms and their portfolio companies, emerging and middle market companies, large and small cap companies as well as individual investors and entrepreneurs. We have offices across the U.S., in London, Singapore and Vietnam. We are more than 700 world class lawyers who practice in the areas of the law that affect your business, such as corporate, securities, finance, tax, IP, labor and employment and litigation.

We text, we tweet, we email, we call and, yes, we even still meet in person – because we understand the importance of looking people in the eye and we know that some issues cannot be resolved in 140 characters or less. In a world that wants all solutions to be swift and simple, we help you answer the hard questions thoughtfully and meaningfully.

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Duane Morris Partner Timothy J. Levy to Speak at "Coffee and Capital and Counsel", Philadelphia, PA, March 4, 2015
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Another Private Equity Filing Deadline Approaches: Do You Know Where Your BE-10s Are?
Piero Carbone,Richard P. Jaffe,Brian P. Kerwin,Thomas R. Schmuhl, May 25, 2015
For those who have not heard, another filing requirement of the U.S. government will require action by participants in the private equity industry. Form BE-10 is a mandatory filing required by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act as part of the 2014 Benchmark Survey of U.S....

SEC Adopts "Regulation A+" Rules
Darrick M. Mix,Howell J. Reeves,Barry Steinman,Sandra G. Stoneman, April 27, 2015
On March 25, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules amending Regulation A under the Securities Act of 1933.[1] Regulation A, as amended (which is referred to as "Regulation A+"), is designed to increase access to capital for nonpublic companies and...

Vietnam’s New Investment Law Paves the Way for More M&A - No More Investment Certificates!
Giles T. Cooper,Nhan T. Le,Manfred Otto, March 18, 2015
Good news for M&A in Vietnam! Effective 1 July 2015, foreign investors won’t need to undergo lengthy investment certificate procedures when buying stakes in Vietnamese target companies. The change, introduced by the new Investment Law, will hopefully end years of uncertainty and frustration...

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Issues Annual Autumn Statement
, February 16, 2015
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivered his annual Autumn Statement on 3 December 2014. This Alert highlights the key contents of the statement, but the detail of the proposals will become apparent only on the publication of the Finance Bill next week. We will issue another Alert at...

New Investment and Enterprise Laws - Meaning Reform or Minor Fiddling? Oliver Massmann
Oliver Massmann, January 30, 2015
On 26 November 2014, the National Assembly of Vietnam passed Law No. 67/2014/QH13 on Investment (“2014 Investment Law”) and Law No. 68/2014/QH13 on Enterprises (“2014 Enterprise Law”), both will replace the Investment Law and Enterprise Law in 2005 by 01 July 2015. Major...

New PPP Decree - Coming Soon: Enhanced Legal Framework for Infrastructure Projects in Vietnam
Manfred Otto, January 23, 2015
Vietnam is finalizing a much improved legal framework for public-private partnerships (PPP) with the goal to revitalize investment in infrastructure projects. The latest Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) drafts of the PPP Decree and the Investor Selection Decree provide more clarity...