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October 16, 2020

Every time I help someone buy or sell a business, I learn lessons. It’s a fascinating process, but it’s also really, really exhausting, particularly for the Seller. If you read this newsletter regularly, you know we’ve talked about preparing your business for sale, tra...

September 2, 2020

Last week, the Arizona Supreme Court took a huge and groundbreaking step to formally allow nonlawyers to have an ownership stake in law firms and to allow more cost-effective legal services. The changes go into effect January 1, 2021. To quote Bob Dylan, “The time...

July 27, 2020

While we have been focused on all things COVID-19, a not-to-be-overlooked milestone is just around the corner. On September 1, all limited liability companies in Arizona will be required to comply with the Arizona Limited Liability Company Act (“Revised Act”), which wa...

April 22, 2020

I know the last six weeks have been incredibly painful for small businesses -- and the 26 million people who now find themselves unemployed as a result of COVID-19 -- to say nothing about the loss of life, the enormous collective grief, the separation, and the loneline...

April 8, 2020

I’ve received a few calls over the recent weeks related to COVID-19 and commercial leases. Namely, "I can’t pay my rent. What do I do now?” or “I’m closed so what happens with my rent payment?

While we are definitely in uncharted territory in many respects during this...

April 8, 2020

For business owners, these are head-spinning times. So much new information on a daily basis and imminent decisions that need to be made on people, payroll, and rent. The stimulus bill passed by Congress today and signed by the president offers $350B in new loans, with...

February 11, 2020

Mediation is something I have been thinking a lot about lately. Partly because I am deciding whether or not to train as a mediator this year and add it to my roster of services. And partly because I’ve been involved in in a wave of business breakups and inefficient con...

January 7, 2020

I don’t know about you, but this January I’ve had the clean-out and clean-up bug---WAY MORE so than in previous years. Maybe because the world feels a bit chaotic right now, I’m determined to keep my own house in order. 

Judging by the steady line at the Goodwill d...

November 20, 2019

In October, without much notice, a franchise (the Donut Bar) closed its Scottsdale location. It had been open only a year. In a televised report last week, the franchise owner, a young woman who dreamed of opening her own business along with her husband, said she had b...

September 12, 2019

When I get a call from a client who is looking to sell or buy a business the first questions I ask are about the lease and the landlord. Why? In my experience (particularly in multi-unit franchise deals), there is always a hurdle with the landlord.  Always.


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