Saturday, May 19, 2012
We’re excited to announce that David Castor will be
partnering with Tinderbox to present a webinar next week, How the
E-Sign Act Benefits Your Business. The E-Sign act was signed into
law in 2000. This act allows more business to be conducted
digitally. It also provided an opportunity for...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
How do you make traditional phone service and
client/relationship management software not only extremely
affordable but also innovative and fun? Give it to a couple of
Purdue student “geeks” and turn them loose on the business
world. Since 2007, Cameron Weeks and his business partner
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
As stated in Part 2 of this series, a business’ capital strategy is
both directed by the market strategy and leadership team required
to carry out the strategy as well as directing to the market
strategy and team. A solid capital strategy is based on
understanding where you are and where you need...
Friday, October 7, 2011
One of our very own, Eric Davis, is being nationally
recognized for his success in the October issue of
The ABA Journal. Eric has long been a leader in
entrepreneurial expertise and business law, and is a strong
exterior source contributing to our firm, Alerding Castor
Hewitt, LLP. The article...
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The following is a guest post by a fellow Gravity Ventures member
and friend, Dr. Tony Ratliff:Learning to Pitch Before You Start
Raising Capital By Dr. Tony Ratliff It only took about six months
of deal flow and a handful of “pitches” before I realized that most
entrepreneurs are really, really bad...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I don't often re-post articles in full glory, but I couldn't resist
with this one. This is a great article from the OMMA (a
magazine of online media, marketing & advertising).
There are some great quotes from quite a few movers and
shakers in the Indiana technology area. As a technology...
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Once again, Alerding Castor Hewitt sent at team to participate in
the O'Reilly's Irish Bar & Restaurant golf scramble,
benefitting The Alliance for Responsible Pet Ownership.
On Monday, June 20th, Team ACH assembled a crack team of two
litigators, the client relations manager, and our Butler...
Thursday, January 1, 1970
It is with deepest pride, and greatest pleasure, that I announce
the newest additions to Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP, attorneys Eric
Davis and J.R. Hensley. A welcome supplement to our business
law staff, Eric and J.R. will each provide new and unique functions
to the team.David Castor, a founding...
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Determining a valuation for a pre-revenue company is a difficult
process. A Harvard VC formula does not make sense at this
stage as available P/E ratios essentially compare apples to
oranges, cash flow projections are too untrustworthy to use a DCF
method, and there is no such thing as a true...
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
"A champion is someone who is ready when the gong rings - not just
before, not just after - but when it rings." -Jack Dempsey Tooting
your own horn, ringing your own bell...We've decided to bang our
own gong. Welcome the newest fixture to the Alerding Castor
Hewitt office, the official New...
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
There is a new Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals opinion that is
likely to have a significant impact on SaaS providers. In
Digitech Computers, Inc. v. Trans-Care, Inc. (link here), the 7th
Circuit focuses on a SaaS agreement for Digitech to provide certain
management software licensing components...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
On Friday, May 6th, Slingshot SEO announced in a meeting with
Governor Mitch Daniels and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard that the
company will create up to 114 new jobs by 2013. As one of
Alerding Castor Hewitt's most beloved clients, we could not be more
thrilled to see how far the search engine...
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The Alerding Castor Hewitt faithful braved the chill and the rain
of Saturday, April 16th to participate in the 2011 Susan G.
Komen Race for the Cure. We're proud to announce that the
team surpassed its goal of raising $1000 to assist the Komen
Foundation's mission to end breast cancer forever...
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
All securities offerings fall into one of three
classes:1. Registered, 2.
Exempt, or 3. Illegal.Private offerings of
securities are just that – “private”. The key for any private
offering is that the offerer may only solicit investors through
private methods. There are all sorts of rules...
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Very interesting article from CNet regarding the proposal to be
made by Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill). The article can be found
here. Basic point of the article is that Senator Durbin
wants to add sales taxes to on-line sellers like Amazon and iTunes
(although I would note that I think iTunes...
Monday, April 11, 2011
The end is finally nigh for the ongoing litigation roller coaster
that is the Facebook/Mark Zuckerberg v. Cameron and Tyler
Winklevoss saga. This has always been an interesting piece of
software litigation based upon (a) the personalities involved and
(b) the scale. It is safe to say that when you...
Monday, March 7, 2011
It isn't often that business law firms have the opportunity to
really celebrate the success of clients. Typically, the day
to day is more about filing regulations with the SEC, setting up
corporations and the like with the IRS, and drafting contracts,
agreements and subscriptions. Always out to...
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Last night I lectured on this topic to my entrepreneurial capstone
class at Purdue. It is possibly the most basic question for
any startup looking to raise capital, but it is often not
approached correctly. In my experience most entrepreneurs
take a wild guess at their number.The correct approach...
Monday, February 28, 2011
Agreement titles are funny things. In their best use they
quickly describe the general subject matter of the contract.
For most situations a simple title is helpful. E.g.,
"Services Agreement" helps differentiate between a contract for
services and one for goods. That is helpful. Many