Last updated on March 18, 2019
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The information and resources we make available on this website or when you purchase products and services from us are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Our information and resources are never intended as a detailed and exhaustive explanation of any particular subject.
At times, our information and resources may involve financial and legal matters, although they are not financial, legal, or other professional advice of any sort. Braaten Woods, LLC is not a law firm or an accounting or tax firm. We do not provide legal, accounting, or tax services to anyone.
Braaten Woods provides M&A advisory services to clients who have a written engagement letter with us. If you do not have a separate written engagement letter signed by an authorized officer of Braaten Woods, LLC, you are not a Braaten Woods client.
We hope the information we provide to you is helpful, although do not rely on it to take or not take important actions. Our information and resources are not a substitute for professional advice intended to be applied to your specific circumstances.
Many aspects of law, accounting, tax, and other professional fields are highly fact-dependent and subject to all sorts of exceptions and nuances. Be careful about applying general information to specific circumstances. It is easy to misapply general information or draw incorrect conclusions from it.
Also, while we try to keep this website and our training materials up-to-date, information changes rapidly. We cannot guarantee that all of the information on the merger-resources.com website or in our training courses or other resources is current.
If you have an important legal issue, we encourage you to engage an attorney to give you advice for your specific situation. You are responsible for obtaining appropriate advice from a qualified attorney tailored to your specific circumstances before acting or not acting on any information you obtain through this website or our products and services generally.
Form Legal Agreements
We provide form documents on this website. These agreements are available for educational purposes. We do not recommend using a standard form agreement for an actual transaction. Legal agreements are unique and often highly-customized. Despite popular opinion, lawyers rarely grab a form template, change the names, and send it out. Few legal agreements can be handled properly with such little effort.
A form agreement on this website may be customized for a transaction that is nothing like your transaction. Or, it may be very general while your deal is highly specific. Ultimately, even if you can understand whether every word in an agreement on our website is relevant to your deal, you still run the risk of not knowing what terms are not in that agreement but should be in it.
We want to help you understand the world of M&A but DIY lawyering is risky. If you choose to go the DIY route without the advice of professionals who represent you, you do so entirely at your own risk.
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Remedies for Violations
Any dispute or claim relating in any way to your use of this website or Braaten Wood’s products and services generally is governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its conflict of laws principles.
If we are unable to resolve a dispute that is related in any way whatsoever to this website or Braaten Wood’s products and services generally, we each agree to participate in one day of non-binding mediation in Austin, Texas with a sole mediator mutually selected by you and Braaten Woods.
If we are unable to resolve a dispute through non-binding mediation, the exclusive means for resolving that dispute is Open Arbitration performed by National Arbitration and Mediation (namadr.com).
We will split the cost of the mediator, arbitrator, and mediation and arbitration facilities, although we will each be responsible for our own respective other costs, including attorney’s fees, preparation fees, and travel costs. However, the prevailing party in arbitration is entitled to reimbursement of all their reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs in respect of arbitration.
Either of us may bring suit in court for injunctive relief, including for a temporary restraining order or temporary or permanent injunction (as available), without first attending mediation and arbitration.
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Braaten Woods, LLC
7500 Rialto Boulevard
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