Wendy and Jen Wreck the Movies: ‘Willy Wonka’ (1971) or You Got Your Kid in My Chocolate
January 30, 2024 | Jennifer F. Hillman | Wendy Hoey Sheinberg | Immigration | Employment & Labor | Corporate | Compliance, Investigations & White Collar

What Happened

Come on, you know what happened, right?

For those denied the joy of Roald Dahl and his take on bad parents, here is an overview.

Willy Wonka, the owner of Wonka’s Chocolates, is a unique and secretive chocolatier. Wonka’s Chocolates has one factory. Unlike other factories, no workers or visitors are seen entering

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Not-for-Profits and the CTA
January 29, 2024 | Corporate

Recently, there has been extensive reporting about the federal Corporate Transparency Act, or the “CTA,” the stated objective of which is to enhance transparency in entity structure and ownership in order to combat money laundering, tax fraud, and misconduct through business structures. The CTA, which became effective as of January 1, 2024, requires certain

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FinCEN Issues Update to Corporate Transparency Act
December 28, 2023 | Corporate

On November 29, 2023, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an update to the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), extending the deadline for reporting companies to disclose beneficial ownership information. Once the CTA goes into effect on January 1, 2024, reporting companies created in 2024 will now have 90 days

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NY Cannabis Licensing and Notice Deadline Extended
October 27, 2023 | Tamika N. Hardy | Bryan Ramdat | Cannabis | Corporate

New York’s Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced that prospective applicants have an additional 14 days to submit their applications, extending the deadline for retail applicants with control of an eligible property to November 17, 2023, and all other applicants to December 18, 2023. The announcement clarified that the deadline for the Notice to Municipality

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The Corporate Transparency Act: Will it Impact You?
October 4, 2023 | Corporate

Please see here for a more recent article reflecting the November 2023 updates to the Corporate Transparency Act.

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) will affect most small, privately held businesses starting January 1, 2024. Does the CTA apply to you?

What is the CTA?
The CTA, a law enacted by Congress, will require certain

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Due Diligence: A Critical Component of any Transaction
September 6, 2023 | Benjamin P. Malerba | Douglas E. Menikheim | Sean N. Simensky | Health Services | Dental Practice Counseling | Corporate

In our previous article, we detailed the role and importance of the letter of intent (LOI) in establishing a framework for selling a dental practice. Now we will discuss the next step in the transaction – performing due diligence.

Due diligence is the process through which each party evaluates the other party(ies) to determine whether

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Letters of Intent – Negotiating the Framework of Your Transaction
July 27, 2023 | Benjamin P. Malerba | Douglas E. Menikheim | Sean N. Simensky | Dental Practice Counseling | Health Services | Corporate

In our last installment, we discussed some of the initial steps involved in the process of selling a dental practice, including preparing your practice for sale and finding a potential suitor. Specifically, we described ways in which sellers can find potential buyers and work with advisors and brokers to evaluate the best fit. In this

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Contemplating Selling Your Practice? Consider These First Steps
June 26, 2023 | Benjamin P. Malerba | Douglas E. Menikheim | Sean N. Simensky | Dental Practice Counseling | Health Services | Corporate

In our last installment, we discussed that the dental services industry has undergone large-scale consolidation in recent years, primarily driven by Dental Services Organizations (DSOs) and private investors. We described what a DSO is and why it is a prevalent vehicle through which private investors are seeking to consolidate the dental services industry. We also

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Sinensky Discusses the “Great Resignation” and its Relation to Increased M&A Activity
May 22, 2023 | Avi Sinensky | Corporate

Avi Sinensky authored the USLAW article, “Great Resignation Spurs Spike in M&A Activity.”

The “Great Resignation” refers to the uptick of employees who left their jobs from 2020-2022. While many factors contributed to the volatile job market, one unexpected outcome was an increase in record-breaking M&A deals. Stakeholders and C-suite executives alike are attempting to

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NY Enacts Scaled-Back Version of Hochul’s Health Care Transactions Proposal
May 4, 2023 | Benjamin P. Malerba | Jeffrey Ehrhardt | Corporate | Health Services

Following extended New York State budget negotiations, lawmakers have enacted a significantly modified version of Governor Hochul’s proposed health care transaction review bill, which we discussed in prior posts, here and here.

The bill, as originally proposed, included a comprehensive Department of Health review process, and required the Department of Health’s pre-approval to close certain

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