The first step in developing a capital strategy is to know your revenue projections. If you had the money and team you need, what can you sell and when? In developing a market strategy the...Read More »
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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 discusses about how Eric jump-started his career and the many roads on which it has taken him. In the article, Eric considers himself a "hybrid" because he does not necessarily fit in just one firm....
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 at “selling themselves” and “pitching” their ideas and companies to investors.
I cringe every time I listen to a great start-up idea or read a well-written business plan, and then watch in horror as...Read More »
Big hat-tip to Jay Baer for...Read More »
On Monday, June 20th, Team ACH assembled a crack team of two litigators, the client relations manager, and our Butler intern - who just happens to also be on the Butler Women's Golf Team - for an fantastic day out of the business law office and onto the links.
Maribeth, Meg, Scott, and Chris
Ready to get our Rory McIlroy...Read More »
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 Client/Wrapped Mediation Gong.
The litigation and transaction teams didn't have a celebration worthy of new business, so partner Michael Alerding came to me with the idea to buy a ship's bell to ring for each...Read More »
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 for Trans-Care (an ambulance and medical transportation service). The Court ultimately upheld a breach of contract claim in favor of Digitech, significantly reduced Digitech’s damages award, and...Read More »
We'd like to send a big 'Thanks!' to those who donated to the team's efforts and share a special 'Way to go!' with the team members, along with...Read More »
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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 around what constitutes private solicitations and to whom the solicitations can be made, but in general "private" means that which is not public. If a business attempting a private offering makes a...Read More »
Always out to break the law firm mold, Alerding Castor Hewitt, along with KSM Consulting, had the privilege of hosting a launch party for our client, Gauge Telematics, last week to both honor their success to date and...Read More »
The correct approach is to look at your cash flow projections and determine it from there. For a new startup the goal is to get to breakeven and beyond. For later stage companies the projections may address strategic...Read More »
Where a client is using form...Read More »
Brian Hewitt received the nod as one of the Top 50 Super Lawyers in the state. This is, of course, a recurring honor for Brian, who has been a Super Lawyer for the past several years. Brian's practice focus is on business and probate litigation and mediation.
The voters...Read More »
Good market research can predict this number. Unfortunately, most business plans either ignore the number or use wild a** guesses (WAGs) to predict the number....Read More »
Trust me, I am all into the Six Sigma approach of throwing a couple of innovators together, rolling out a v1 product as quickly as possible, and slowly scaling the company from hobby phase to a successful...Read More »
Second caveat is that this post actually has nothing to do with privacy litigation, software litigation or really any other technology law issues. ...Read More »