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Ted Offit Among Featured Panelists at Recent Business Seminar at Baltimore Ravens Locker Room in M&T Bank Stadium

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Ted Offit, Managing Partner at Offit Kurman & Craig Zaller, Managing Partner at Nagle & Zaller

For Immediate Release Baltimore, MD | April 24, 2015   Business attorney and Offit Kurman co-founder and managing principal Theodore “Ted” Offit was among the featured panelists at an April 23rd business seminar held in the Baltimore Ravens Locker room at M&T Bank Stadium. The event, titled “Preparing Your Business for Transition: The Playbook for Maximizing Your Liquidity,” touched on various topics related to the sale and transfer of businesses, including pre-sale preparation, company valuation, and options for going to market. Mr. Offit was joined by members of M&T Bank, the Wilmington Trust Company, and accounting firm Grant Thornton. Augie Chiasera of M&T Bank made introductions, followed by opening remarks by Wilmington Trust’s Don DiCarlo, who discussed planning and regulatory impact as it relates to liquidity events. Rob White of M&T Bank provided the market commentary, speaking on recent trends in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) markets. Along with Mr. Offit, the panel comprised of Mr. White and Art Flach of Grant Thronton. M&T Bank’s Brian Walter moderated the discussion. A full list of topics covered at the panel can be found below:

  1. Pre-sale Preparation – Years Before and Right Before
  2. What Is My Business Worth?
  3. Assembling the Team – Internal and External
  4. Going to Market – What Are Options? Who Are Buyers?
  5. The Process Timeline
  6. Impact of the Recession – Changes
  7. Structural Considerations
  8. Post-Transaction Considerations

The event wrapped with a questions and answers session, followed by closing remarks. Mr. Offit would like to thank the Ravens for lending the team’s locker room to host to the seminar.   [metaslider id=10885]  

About Ted Offit

U.S. Olympic Bobsled Team 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 toffit@offitkurman.com or by calling 301.575.0304.