It’s Time for REITs to Consider Reps & Warranties Insurance

Representation and Warranties Insurance (R&W) is a type of insurance policy purchased in connection with corporate transactions. It covers the indemnification for certain breaches of the representations and warranties in the transaction agreements. R&W policies are designed to provide additional flexibility in addressing these obligations, for example, by reducing or eliminating the need for an […]

Reflecting on the Abundance 360 Conference

Last month, I was invited to attend Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 Conference. Created in cooperation with Singularity University, A360 is Diamandis’ unique summit for a curated group of CEOs, entrepreneurs, executives, and investors to discuss some of the most exciting developments happening in disruptive technology and innovation. Topics ranged from machine learning to synthetic biology […]

Reflecting on ABD’s Conscious and Unconscious Bias Roundtable

Earlier this month, ABD hosted a roundtable and panel discussion called “Conscious & Unconscious Bias in Our Lives and in the Workplace,” at San Francisco’s Olympic Club. The event featured leaders from academia, technology companies, nonprofits, and consulting agencies who have been champions of diversity and inclusion in their organizations and in their industries at […]

Navigating Romance in the Workplace

The majority of working adults spend more time with their co-workers than they do with their own families and friends. Accordingly, it is no surprise that employees sometimes become romantically involved. According to a new poll from the Society for Human Resource Management, 33% of U.S. adults are, or have been, involved in a workplace romance. Sometimes […]

Podcast: What’s Next for Association Health Plans?

Our own Keith VanderZanden, EVP of Advanced Professionals, recently teamed up with The Council’s Katie Oberkircher to discuss the future of Association Health Plans. Association Health Plans, or AHPs, are group health plans that allow small business owners to band together to purchase insurance plans typically only available to larger employers. When the Trump Administration […]

Guide to Gender Pay Equity for Smaller Companies

Are men and women being paid the same salaries for doing the same work within your organization? According to Forbes, 92% of employers believe they are paying staff fairly, while only 65% of employees believe the same. In a highly competitive talent market this difference might keep you up at night. Most guides for identifying and acting […]

How to Approach Reductions in Force

The third installment in the ABD M&A Advisory series Finding the Upside in the Downturn When the recession hit, I got a lot of phone calls from clients asking if they could adjust the estimated exposures on their policies downward in the middle of the policy period. This is highly irregular, but we were able […]