Kieran Caile

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The Importance of Understanding Your Company’s Financial Projections

Many companies seeking investor capital retain professional service providers to put together financial projections and other information about the company, evidencing why the company is poised for growth and deserving of investor funds. It is important that management understand these financial projections, and are able to explain them in detail, as investors dig deeper into …

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Before Raising Money – Identify Your Liabilities

As more social enterprises seek to obtain investment capital to help grow their business, it is important for Officers, Directors, and Founders to identify potential liabilities, and deal with them, before seeking financing. Many early stage companies have known outstanding liabilities facing them that must be addressed prior to raising investor capital. Whether it’s a …

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Examining the “Independent” Benefits Director requirement for New Jersey and Vermont Benefit Corporations? Could it be a Deterrent?

As most people following the social enterprise world are aware, legislation has made its way through several states allowing for the formation of a hybrid business structure called the Benefit Corporation. A Benefit Corporation is a unique entity structure as it represents an attempt to bridge the gap between the for-profit and non-profit worlds. Benefit …

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Unsettling – Judge Rakoff asks the SEC for an explanation in Citigroup matte

Securities case on hold as Judge asks SEC to provide a factual basis for their settlement agreement with Citigroup. On October 19, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC” or the “Commission”) filed a lawsuit against Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (“Citigroup”) in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York. The Allegations In …

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Dispute Resolution Planning for Social or Hybrid Entities

With the uncertainty surrounding new corporate entities such as the Benefit Corporation, Flexible Purpose Corporation, and Low Profit Limited Liability Company, it is important for these businesses to contractually control the dispute resolution process. Legislation acknowledging new forms of business entities called “Benefit Corporations” (enacted in six states California, Maryland, Virginia, Vermont, Hawaii and New …

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