Mutchler’s Business Bible

The “What’s What” of Business Law

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8-k Filing

10-k Filing

10-q Filing

A

Acceptance (contracts)

Angel Investor

Antitrust

Appeal

Appellate Court

Arbitration

Articles of Incorporation

Assignment Agreement

Audit

B

Bankruptcy

Blue Pencil Rule

Breach of Contract

Bridge Loan

Business Plan

Buy-Out

Bylaws

C

C-Corporation (“C-Corp.”)

Capital Gains

Certificate of Incorporation

Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”)

Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”)

Class F Stock

Co-Founder

Co-Inventor

Common Law

Common Law Rights (e.g., to a trademark)

Common Stock

Conflict of Interest

Contract

Convertible Note

Copyright

Corporate Veil

Co-signer

D

Declaratory Judgment

Dilution (stock)

Dollars Invested Method (of preferred stock valuation)

Due Diligence

Duly Incorporated

Duty of Care

Duty of Loyalty

E

EDGAR (SEC Filing System)

Employee

Equitable Estoppel

Equity

Equity Partner

Executive Summary

F

Federal Court Jurisdiction

Federal Trade Commission

Fiduciary

Fiduciary Duty

Final Judgment

Flow-Through Taxation

Foreign Corporation

Foreign Filing (patent)

Fully Diluted Share (of stock)

Futures Contract

G

General Counsel (“Corporate” or “In-House” Counsel)

General Jurisdiction

H

Hearing

Hedge Fund

I

ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers)

Illiquid Stock

Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Independent Contractor

Infringement

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Injunction

Intellectual Property (“IP”)

Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”)

Inter Partes Review

Interest Rate

International Search Authority (“ISA”)

Issued Shares

J

Joint Inventor

Judgment

Judgment of Dismissal (“Dismissal,” for example, “dismissal of a lawsuit”)

Judgment of Non-infringement


K

L

Licensing Agreement

Limited Liability Company (“LLC”)

Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”)

Limited Partnership (“LP”)

Liquid Assets

Liquidated Damages

Litigation

M

Materiality

Mediation

Motion (“moving the court”)

Motion for Judgment Notwithstanding the Verdict

Motion for Summary Judgment

Motion to Dismiss

Motion to Strike

Mutual Fund

N

Non-Competition (“Non-Compete”) Agreement

Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”)

Non-solicitation Clause

O

Offer

Offer Letter

Officer

Operating Agreement

Opposing Counsel

Option Contract

Original Jurisdiction

Outstanding Shares

P

Patent

Prejudgment Remedy

Prejudice

Pretrial Motion

Promissory Estoppel

Promissory Note

Proprietary Information and Inventions Assignment Agreement

Proxy

Public (or “Publicly Traded”) Company

Purchase Agreement (“Purchase Contract”)

Q

Quantum Meruit

R

Registration Requirement

Reliance (“Detrimental Reliance”)

S

Secretary of State

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“the 1934 Act;” “the ’34 Act”)

Security

Series Financing (e.g., “Series A Financing;” “Series B Financing,” etc.)

Service (“Service of Process”)

Service Agreement

Subpoena

T

Trademark

U

Undue Influence

V

Vexatious Litigation

W

Withdrawal of Action

X

Y

Z

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