The COVID-19 Crisis has created upheaval in every facet of business and the M&A market is no exception. The resulting wave of uncertainty will make closing M&A transactions very challenging for the remainder of 2020 and possibly beyond. The Burns & Levinson M&A practice group shares the following wisdom for buyers and sellers in the various stages of M&A transactions:
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The COVID-19 crisis has triggered a financial downturn that will make 2020 a very challenging year for emerging companies. The Burns & Levinson Emerging Companies & Venture Capital Practice team suggests emerging companies keep the following guidelines in mind.
Coronavirus, or COVID-19, is having an enormous impact on global financial markets, including major implications for the real estate industry.
As businesses and HR specialists navigate the disruption brought on by the pandemic, keep in mind these key points regarding employee benefits in the time of COVID-19.
The economic effect of measures taken to control the spread of COVID-19 is going to have an adverse effect on many commercial borrowers. The magnitude of such effect will depend on the nature of the borrower’s business and how it is affected by the material disruption of supply chains, softening demand for goods and services, non-payment of receivables, and non-performance under contracts as the borrower or third parties may be unable or unwilling to fulfill obligations. Borrowers are reassessing budgets and forecasts, and actively seeking access to available debt capital.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal and state court systems have adjusted their policies and procedures to allow them to continue to handle ongoing cases and accept new matters. Here is a summary of the current status of the Massachusetts courts:
On March 19, Shepard Davidson of the In-House Advisor led a video conference amongst 15 General Counsel and Corporate Counsel focused on how they and their businesses are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis The participants work for entities ranging from small, local companies to large, multi-national enterprises. Here are the key takeaways from their roundtable discussion: