When Debt is Good and Equity Isn't: Finding the Balance
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David Menard, Partner, Murtha Cullina, Attorneys at Law
Frederick Welk, CEDF Director of Education and Communications
Doesn't everyone dream of being out of debt? Isn't investor money "free" because you don't have to pay it back? Can't wait to get rid of your building mortgage? Or maybe you can't wait to buy out your partner?
Learn what is an intelligent balance between debt and equity for startups and established businesses and why your preconceptions might be keeping you off the right path for growth.
David Menard is a Partner in the Business Law Practice Group and is the Chair of the Firm’s Entrepreneur Group. He represents clients in the areas of private equity, emerging growth companies, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and commercial agreements, trademarks, copyrights and securities law. In the private equity and venture capital area, David has represented both companies and investors in debt and equity offerings, and has provided both pre and post-investment general corporate law guidance to emerging growth companies in various industries, including high tech, software, bio-science, manufacturing, audio and video, retail, steel and solar energy.
Frederick Welk is a CEDF business advisor and serves as director of education and communications. Before joining the organization, he spent more than 30 years in specialty retailing and franchise development, operating his own company for 23 years.