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By : Jeff Helfrich

Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Statutory Liability (Part 8 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Duty to Warn (Part 7 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Product Line (Part 6 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Fraudulent Transfer of Assets (Part 5 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Continuity of Enterprise (Part 4 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Mere Continuation of Predecessor (Part 3 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: De Facto Merger (Part 2 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase. In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains all...

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Successor Liability in the Purchase of a Business: Express or Implied Assumption of Obligations (Part 1 of 8)

When purchasing a business, buyers often prefer that the transaction be structured as an asset purchase rather than a stock purchase.  In a stock purchase, the buyer purchases the target company as an entity, and therefore assumes the seller’s liabilities, since the company being acquired retains al...

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Lease-Related Naming Rights: That Which is Not Forbidden…

Landlords who do not want tenants to sell the naming rights to their buildings need to include language to this effect in the lease. This was illustrated by a case recently decided by the Indiana Court of Appeals, Murat Temple Ass’n, Inc. v. Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. Court of Appeals of I...

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