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What a board of directors should do about risk

Enterprise risk management, or ERM, continues to be a “hot topic” in the legal press, in CLE programs, in webinars and certainly in Compliance Week. Like a dog with a bone, the securities law and corporate governance communities are gnawing away, until the last ounce of marrow is sucked free and digested.

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Be aware of the implied obligation in M&A deals

M&A acquirers in Massachusetts may be surprised to learn that even when they pay a substantial price at closing, courts may still require them to continue to invest more in the business after the purchase if the contract includes an earn-out for the seller based on future results. This is true even when the contract says nothing about such an obligation.

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