M&A Missteps: Three Key Considerations Before Negotiating a Deal in 2022

2021 was ripe with M&A activity, particularly in the fourth quarter, driven by year-end goals and requirements to deploy capital, pent-up demand from 2020, and potential changes to capital gains rates. In Q4 alone I advised our clients on and closed dozens of roll-up acquisitions fueled by such forces. This high volume of activity highlighted […]

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Outside-the-Beltway Edition: Mayor Adams’ First 100 Days

Outside-the-Beltway Edition: Mayor Adams’ First 100 Days Eric Adams – a former New York City police captain, state lawmaker, and Brooklyn Borough President -distinguished himself in the Democratic primary running on public safety, economic inequality, and making the city feel orderly, functional and fun again. In his first 100 days in office, Adams projected an […]

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Eleventh Circuit (Florida):  No Bad Faith for Investigating Claim

On February 15, 2022, the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit upheld the Southern District of Florida’s summary judgment victory for GEICO, finding that no reasonable jury could conclude that GEICO had operated in bad faith with respect to its handling of a wrongful death claim against its insured. Ellis v. GEICO Gen. […]

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AI and Cybersecurity Issues Look Set to Dominate the Privacy Landscape in 2022

Meghan Stoppel, who spent over a decade serving as an Assistant Attorney General, and later a Consumer Protection Chief, to both Democratic and Republican state attorneys generals, talks to Andy Baer, Chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Technology, Privacy and Data Security practice, about how state AGs are weighing in on both policy and enforcement with respect to privacy. […]

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Chuhak & Tecson Principal Mallory Moreno presents to Astellas Pharma US

Mallory Moreno, principal at Chuhak & Tecson, P.C., will present a program titled “The 5Ws of Special Needs Planning: Who? What? When? Where? Why? (and How?)” on Thursday, April 14, 2022, to the employees of Astellas Pharma US, Inc., an affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma, Inc. The program will be held via Zoom. The presentation […]

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Opportunities in incentives: leasing trends in the Chicago market

In 2021, commercial and office leasing developments in downtown Chicago have been intriguing, and to an extent, what is happening in the Chicago market is being echoed in the suburbs. If the leasing patterns that have extended from 2020 into 2021 seem to indicate a theme, it is that this is, and for a time […]

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Johnson & Johnson’s Texas Two-Step: the potential up and downsides of attempting to shed liability through a new and evolving bankruptcy maneuver

Facing over 30,000 lawsuits and potentially billions upon billions of dollars in liability over claims that its iconic baby powder and other talc-based powder products contained cancer-causing asbestos, multi-national corporate giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is attempting to sever that liability from the rest of its otherwise very healthy corporate body through an increasingly popular […]

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Thinking of selling your business? Here are five things to do to prepare.

Numerous legal and operational issues will arise when selling a business. Proper preparation by assembling the right group of professionals and material business documents will save time and costs, and ensure the transaction is as smooth as possible. Retain an attorney immediately After a business is offered up for sale, a purchaser may prepare and […]

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It’s time to review your privacy policies.

It started with the passage of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, which became effective May 25, 2018. This was followed by California’s passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Now both Virginia and Colorado have followed suit with Virginia’s Consumer Data Protection Act (CDPA) signed into law […]

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Cozen O’Connor Expands Private Client, Trusts and Estates Group with Six New Attorneys; Opens New South Florida Office in Boca Raton

Boca Raton, Fla. – September 2, 2021 – Cozen O’Connor strengthened its Private Client, Trusts and Estates Practice in South Florida with the addition of six attorneys. The firm also expands its domestic footprint with the opening of a new office in Boca Raton, Florida. The attorneys, from the boutique firms Morris Law Group and Elder Law Associates […]

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Large and small scale commercial projects may qualify for the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund

Chicago’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) promotes equitable neighborhood development in Chicago’s West, Southwest and South Side commercial corridors. Proceeds received from bonus payments on downtown developments are used to provide grants to support commercial investment and neighborhood needs in underserved areas. NOF provides an exciting opportunity for developers to obtain grants to assist with funding […]

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So your borrower received a Paycheck Protection Program loan but has not yet applied for forgiveness—what happens next?

By this point, everyone in the banking industry is at least somewhat familiar with the 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, which included the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP provided U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) backed loans to qualified small businesses in order for them to […]

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