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Offit Kurman Co-Founder Ted Offit Video On Why Time is the Enemy of Deal Flow

Preparing to sell your business? Theodore “Ted” Offit, co-founder of Offit Kurman, offers advice you cannot afford to ignore. In this excerpt from his recent appearance at the Ravens locker room at M&T Bank Stadium, Ted breaks down the steps of the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) process. Although preparing to sell your business takes organization and patience, Ted assures that “time is the enemy of deal flow” once a buyer is in place. Watch to find out why he says business owners in the deal-making phase need to conduct due diligence, draft contracts, and close the transaction as soon as possible but in the end the seller controls the process.“Preparing Your Business for Transition: The Playbook for Maximizing Your Liquidity” was held in the Baltimore Ravens locker room at M&T Bank Stadium on April 23rd, 2015. Click here to learn about the event.For more information about selling a business and other legal topics, visit To contact Ted Offit, email, or call our Maple Lawn, MD office at 301.575.0304.


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Ted Offit is a business lawyer, co-founder and Managing Principal of Offit Kurman Attorneys at Law. He serves as general counsel to a significant list of privately held organizations and often serves in an advisory capacity to the board of directors of the firm’s entrepreneurial clientele. He often serves as special counsel to businesses seeking to implement succession plans through a sale (merger and acquisition) or through transfers to affiliates (family members and employees). Mr. Offit also often serves as special counsel regarding the design and implementation of compensation plans for executive level staff. He can be reached at or by calling 301.575.0304.

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