Our office remains open to serve your important legal needs during these turbulent and challenging times. We are happy to schedule client consultations and client meetings by telephone or video-conference at your request.
Bryan E. Kuhn
Counselor at Law, P.C.
Business & Employment Law Attorney

Analyzing risk when acquiring a company

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2018 | Blog

When a credit union or other financial services company in Colorado or elsewhere merges with another entity, it may expose itself to any risks posed by that enterprise. It may be a good idea to have a cybersecurity professional analyze any risks that another business may pose if it is acquired. Such a review should focus on potential problems related to people and processes just as much as it does on issues related strictly to IT.

If a company is supposed to PCI compliant, it could incur significant fines for not following those guidelines. A combined organization may also have to spend money getting certified or deal with lost revenues from not being able to process transactions. A thorough study of a company’s cybersecurity policies and capabilities may make it possible to gauge how expensive an acquisition may truly be.

A cybersecurity study should also account for any issues that may arise when connecting two networks together. If an acquired company’s network is flawed or has been compromised, those problems could impact the acquiring company’s network as well. Businesses should be aware of the potential fallout of a data security breach. This may result in additional monetary costs as well as damage to the brand, which could diminish how much it is worth on the open market.

An attorney may be helpful during the mergers and acquisitions process for a variety of reasons. First, a lawyer may be able to determine if the new entity will have the proper permits and certifications to operate legally. Second, it may be possible for an attorney to review a contract prior to his or her client signing it. Finally, legal counsel may be able to determine if the deal is structured in a manner that benefits all parties while adhering to relevant government regulations.

Column Image

“I used the Bryan E. Kuhn, Counselor at Law, P.C. team to help me with a case. They were always professional, upfront, and positive providing guidance while keeping me informed.”
– L.H.

“Everyone at the firm was professional, responsive and courteous. I would definitely recommend this firm if you are in need of superior legal assistance.”
– J.S.

“Bryan and his law firm operate with great professionalism and personal touch. I appreciated the way he and his team offered transparent communication.”
– N.S.

“The team was very professional in helping me to get through an uncomfortable ADA situation at my workplace. This was a very good legal experience. I would recommend Bryan E. Kuhn & team to anyone who needs work related legal help.”
– D.L.

“Bryan, Katie, and all the staff in this office are super fast to respond, expert in their fields, and always helpful. We have been extremely pleased with their services for our small business.”
– T.Z.

Column Image


Bg Subscribe
Contact Our Firm

Office Location

Bryan E. Kuhn, Counselor at Law, P.C.
1660 Lincoln Street Suite 2330
Denver, CO 80264

Local: 303-424-4286
Toll Free: 866-693-5541
Fax: 303-425-4013
Denver Law Office Map
FindLaw Network
Click for the BBB Business Review of this Attorneys & Lawyers - Employment Litigation in Denver CO