It Just Makes Sense to be Organized - O'Keeffe and O'Malley

It Just Makes Sense to be Organized

Feb 26, 2014

Can you put your hands on these documents at a moment’s notice? If not, now is the time to start building your due diligence library. Build it, monitor it, and keep it current so you are ready when the market is right:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Company by-laws
  • Corporate minutes
  • Year-end accrual financial statements – last 4 years
  • Tax returns – last 4 years
  • Debt obligations
  • Sales projections for next 3 years
  • Contracts – vendors, customers
  • Lease agreements
  • Strategic plan
  • Audits
  • Insurance documents
  • Organization chart
  • Resumes of key employees
  • Non-compete agreements with key employees
  • Compensation plans
  • Benefit plans
  • Consulting agreements
  • Costing methodologies of products and services
  • Intellectual property (patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.)
  • Current and past litigation
  • Environmental and related matters
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Inventory procedures

Don’t be overwhelmed by the list. Bite off a little at a time until you’ve checked everything off the list. Then update as appropriate, so you always have the most current information ready. For a complimentary, more detailed checklist and instructions contact Mike O’Malley at 913-648-0185.