Posts Tagged ‘no shop’

Top Ten Posts in 2011

by Scott Edward Walker on December 29th, 2011

Below is a list of my top ten posts in 2011 based solely on pageviews.  Indeed, I was inspired by Chris Dixon and his post of last night (which you should definitely check-out).  Moreover, I’m publishing an eBook with Hyperink entitled The Startup Law Playbook, which should be available shortly.  If you ping me, I’ll send you a free copy (provided that you agree to give me feedback).  Happy New Year!

1.  Legal Checklist for Startups

2.  House Passes Crowdfunding Bill: FAQ’s For Entrepreneurs

3.  What’s It Like Working At A Major New York City Law Firm?

4.  How To Hire A Superstar Engineer For Your Startup

5.  How To Launch A Startup And Avoid Ending-Up In Jail

6.  3 Ways For Startups To Cut Their Legal Fees In Half

7.  What Is A Liquidation Preference?

8.  What Makes A Great Entrepreneur?

9.  What Is A Price-Based Antidilution Adjustment?

10.  What Are Exploding Term Sheets And No-Shop Provisions?


VC Term Sheets – Investors’ Option to Walk

by Scott Edward Walker on September 14th, 2011


This post originally appeared in the “Ask the Attorney” column I am writing for VentureBeat; it is part of my ongoing series regarding venture capital term sheets.  Here are the issues I have addressed to date:

In today’s post, I examine the non-binding and conditional language in term sheets.


What Are Exploding Term Sheets and No-Shop Provisions?

by Scott Edward Walker on February 9th, 2011


This post originally appeared as part of the “Ask the Attorney” series I am writing for VentureBeat.  Below is a longer, more comprehensive version.  Please shoot me any questions in the comments section or, if you prefer confidentiality, via email at .


Tips re Letters of Intent

by Scott Edward Walker on December 8th, 2010


This post was originally part of my “Ask the Attorney” series for VentureBeat.  Please shoot me an email at if you have any questions.  Thanks, Scott


“Ask the Attorney” – Acquiring a Company (Part 1)

by Scott Edward Walker on April 28th, 2010


This post is part of my weekly “Ask the Attorney” series which I am writing for VentureBeat (one of the most popular websites for entrepreneurs).  As the VentureBeat Editor notes on the site: “Ask the Attorney is a new VentureBeat feature allowing start-up owners to get answers to their legal questions.”

I have two goals here: (i) to encourage entrepreneurs to ask law-related questions regardless of how basic they may be; and (ii) to provide helpful responses in plain English (as opposed to legalese).  Please give me your feedback in the comments section.  Many thanks, Scott


Buying A Business: Ten Tips For Entrepreneurs

by Scott Edward Walker on October 6th, 2009

As I have previously noted, I was a corporate attorney for nearly eight years at two major law firms in New York City, and the majority of my work there was spent negotiating and documenting large mergers and acquisitions for multinational corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms.  When I moved here to California in 2005 and started focusing on representing entrepreneurs (which meant predominately middle-market M&A transactions), I was surprised to see how unsophisticated a lot of the players are; in short, it’s a different environment than New York.  Nevertheless, I love helping entrepreneurs, and I am trying to provide to them (via these blog posts) some legal tips and lessons I learned at the big firms in New York City.  Below are ten tips for entrepreneurs and founders who are contemplating acquiring a private company.  (more…)