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CRITICAL POINT: Putting Together a Winning Team

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | Feb 22, 2023 | 0 Comments

Valuation of life sciences companies has been battered and the IPO window has closed, for now. But there are still plenty of strategic partners looking for promising new technology and life sciences companies to fill their pipelines. If you want to be one of them, having the right team put togeth...

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6 Risks Hiding Inside Your Contracts

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | Jul 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Are you overlooking areas of risk that may be lurking in the contracts you have entered into? Below are 6 commonly missed issues. 1. FAILURE TO OBTAIN A CONTRACT IN WRITING Lack of a written contract can lead to misunderstandings about what was agreed to – which can ultimately lead to litigation....

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Creating Forward-Looking Founder Agreements

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | Aug 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

The founders of a venture and the investors in it have a unique collaborative – and sometimes conflicting – relationship. Both want the venture to succeed.  The founders see themselves as the creative force moving the business forward.  They want it to succeed because of the substantial payoff th...

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Protecting Your Startup From Liability

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | Jul 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Creating a limited liability company or a corporation is an important first step in protecting your startup company from liability. If you stop there, however, you may not be so protected as you think. A corporate entity is a shield that protects your personal assets from creditors and lawsuits a...

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Top 10 Challenges Faced By Technology Startups

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | Jun 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

While there is no statistical basis for the often-repeated claim than nine of 10 new businesses will fail, the challenges faced by technology startups are significant. According to a study by Bruce D. Phillips of the National Federation of Independent Business and the late Bruce A. Kirchhoff, dir...

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Choosing a business entity

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | Apr 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

If you are launching a business, it's important to protect your personal assets from the results of the business. You can do this by creating a properly constituted business entity. You should never start a business or sign contracts in your own name.  Otherwise, you would be putting your persona...

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Choosing The Right Business Entity For Your Business

Posted by Philip P. Crowley | May 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

When starting a business, there are many issues to consider.. One of the most important is which type of business entity your business should employ. There are several different options, each of which will have implications on the legal structure of the business, the taxes it will owe, and much m...

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