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SWA advises IDW Publishing on its negotiation with Disney to publish Uncle Scrooge Artist’s Edition and Other Landmark Editions

SWA advised IDW Publishing, a subsidiary of CTM Media Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink Markets: CTMMA, CTMMB), in connection with its negotiation of a historic publishing collaboration agreement with Disney to bring Disney comics to print in a number of exciting formats. IDW Publishing is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks....

SWA advises Top Image Systems on its purchase of eGistics

SWA advised Top Image Systems, Ltd. (NASDAQ:TISA; TASE: TISA.L) on its acquisition of eGistics, Inc., a Texas based company in a transaction valued at $18 million. Top Image paid the purchase price 50% in cash and 50% in TISA shares. Top Image is a leading provider of enterprise content management software and mobile imaging technology and is listed on the...

Help For Passive Real Estate Investors

In the current search for return on investments many real estate investors are considering non-controlling or passive investments in real estate, often in the form of a limited partnership interest. Clients may be excited by the location of a particular office building or the prestige of a certain hotel. For many these investments have paid well, especially...

Finders Weepers

Finders (also referred to as “brokers”) have been a part of the capital raising landscape for a long time. Finders often play a key role in getting the much sought after investor(s) or buyer(s) for start-ups fresh out of the gate, mid-stage companies looking to keep operations flowing or wanting to take advantage of an opportunity to expand, and seasoned...

Lease Clauses Often Overlooked by Tenants

When entering into a new lease, tenants often rightly focus on the basic terms of the lease: rent, duration, renewals, tenant improvements, etc. However, several provisions, some of which are often characterized as “standard” or “boilerplate,” can pose a trap for an inexperienced tenant. It is the job of a good real estate lawyer to alert clients...

New York City Sick Time Law

New York City has enacted a new law which became effective on April 1, 2014: the New York Earned Sick Time Act. Under the law, New York City employees are now entitled to take sick time off as follows: Employees hired to work more than 80 hours per calendar year are entitled to 1 hour of sick time for every 30 hours worked, up to a maximum of 40 hours of...