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M&A lawyers keep busy despite pandemic barriers (access required)

2021 was a record-breaking year globally and nationally for mergers (combining two separate businesses into one new legal entity) and acquisitions (when a purchased company gets fully absorbed by an acquiring company). Per Refinitiv – an American-British global provider of ...

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Ending violent crime requires building trust between police, community (access required)

Rochester has recently been the recipient of many state, federal and private investments that create a true path for transformational change. Governor Hochul, along with our federal delegation including Senator Schumer, Senator Gillibrand, and Congressman Morelle, have all made announcements that ...

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Four ways to prepare your business for the future of digital payments (access required)

Digital transformation continues to sweep the country — especially as more companies and their customers embrace digital payment technologies. Here are four areas where KeyBank can help your business embrace the future of digital payments both with consumers and other ...

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Managing Our Manufacturing Plants in 2022 (access required)

There have been dramatic shifts in both the needs and the realities of manufacturing the United States over the past two years, with things changing most dramatically in the past few months. There continues to be impressive improvements in technology. ...

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“Rounding Errors” Can Add Up Quickly (access required)

It’s time to talk about time. For many employees, their lunch break is a time when they can step away from the grind, fill their bellies, recharge their batteries for the rest of their shift, and maybe even run a ...

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Rochester firms embrace 3D printing for multiple purposes (access required)

Firms are using 3D printing to create unique tools, parts and other objects right here in Rochester, allowing for new approaches to manufacturing that increase efficiency and provide more material and design flexibility than was possible as recently as a ...

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Prioritized to-do lists still powerful, relevant in business (access required)

I had a reader stop me the other day and pose the following question. “With all the new technology in the world, what did I believe was the most effective tool to increase one’s productivity, and efficiency?” After thinking about ...

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From mentee to mentor: the benefits mentorship provides for women in business (access required)

March marks Women’s History Month. It is a time to honor the strong, brave women who have broken down barriers, shattered glass ceilings, and blazed trails for future generations. During this time, we celebrate women’s contributions to American history and ...

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Energy, dedication drive entrepreneurs at any age (access required)

Younger women who grew up with technology and worked in the gig economy may be more comfortable with the pace and demands of entrepreneurship. But the mid-career woman may want to do things differently than she can if she’s working ...

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Insider trading: The case of misappropriation theory (access required)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has become increasingly aggressive in bringing insider trading charges. In this first of two columns on the topic of insider trading, we discuss a case that has the potential to expand commonly understood ...

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Constellation Brands and Monster Beverage: M&A or alliance? (access required)

The talk of a merger (or an acquisition) involving Monster Beverage and Constellation Brands is once again circulating in business communities. Their initial announcement back in November 2021 was followed by several weeks of silence leading some to speculate that ...

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