General Counsel Corner Posts

December 01, 2023

Who’s In Charge Here? Corporate Governance

In case you missed it, there have been some corporate governance issues with OpenAI (i.e., ChatGPT) the last few weeks.  Sam Altman was...

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December 01, 2023

Are You a Boss, Or a Leader? Company Culture

We spent the last two weeks talking about a company’s mission and vision.  These concepts are important because they serve as the...

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November 13, 2023

“We are on a mission from God”; The Importance of Business Mission Statements

If you are old enough to remember The Blues Brothers, the gist of the story is that the two brothers set out to...

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November 06, 2023

If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Business Mission & Vision Planning

This time of year, many companies are drafting or finalizing their strategic plans for 2024.  However, what guides them and how do...

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October 30, 2023

The Buck Stops Here

I have owned a few businesses in my time (including my current role as a Partner with MPL).  When I first entered...

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October 23, 2023

Lenders of Last Resort

Over the last few weeks, we discussed private financing options for companies that are typically in growth mode.  On the other side,...

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