Category Archives: Business Law


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Jan 2017

Financing Your Company

Six Key Issues from a Lawyer’s Perspective David Peteler, Peteler Law Office Early stage businesses need financing to grow and succeed. Depending on your stage of development, you may be looking for “friends and family” financing, an Angel round, or a Series A round. While these different types if investors have their own investment requirements, once investors are interested in your company, they will want…

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Aug 2016

Nine Steps to a Successful Business Sale

By David Kern Peteler Peteler Law Office ou’ve spent years building a profitable business. What’s your next step? Are you considering selling your business? You might be thinking, “Sell my business? I know how to sell my product, but have no idea how to sell my business.” Estimates are that 70% of privately owned businesses on the market don’t sell, particularly businesses valued at less than…

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Nov 2015

TECH SMALL BUSINESS LAW SERIES: GETTING IT RIGHT

The Peteler Law Office is hosting a free series of talks on legal strategies for small and developing tech businesses.     TECH SMALL BUSINESS LAW SERIES:  GETTING IT RIGHT A Four-Part Series on Starting and Growing a Tech Business Location CoCo Downtown Minneapolis Suite 401, 400 S 4th St, Minneapolis, MN 55415 Dates and Time:  12:00 to 1:00 pm • December 1  –  Start Out Right. …

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Nov 2015

CROWDFUNDING UPDATE: The SEC Regulations

If you are thinking about raising capital for your business using Crowdfunding, you need to know about the final SEC regulations, released October 29, 2015 (“Regulation Crowdfunding,” Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933). Background:  Crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter, has become a popular way of raising money for small ventures.  A whole industry has been spawned around Crowdfunding, including dedicated websites, marketing firms, “how…

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26

Jun 2015

Technology Start-Ups

Formation, Corporate and IP Issues David Kern Peteler, Peteler Law Office Entrepreneurs considering a technology start-up are faced with great opportunities, and a wide range of business and legal issues. The technology offering must be innovative; the business case must be compelling; and the legal structure must be robust to protect the technology and accomplish the business goals. Start-ups involve many complicated and interrelated issues…

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25

Jun 2015

Intellectual Property Issues in Corporate Finance Transactions

A Corporate Lawyer’s Perspective David Kern Peteler, Peteler Law Office Intellectual property issues are important in many types of corporate transactions, and particularly in financing and mergers and acquisitions transactions. With the IP portfolio of a company seeking to close such a transaction (the “Target”) often comprising a significant portion of the Target’s value, due diligence and proper legal attention to IP issues are critical…

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Feb 2015

Peteler Law Office Website Redesign

We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website! In a lot of ways the site is like David. No glitz and flash–  but forward-thinking, tech-fluent and competent. Also clean, professional, handsome… am I digressing? The site is built for the future and features responsive layouts so that it looks awesome on phones and tablets. It has solid organic SEO, so that as an entrepreneurial lawyer we’ll be…

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