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Episode 48

Aug. 26, 2021

Topic: Legal Pitfalls in Pest Control

Guest: Mark Ruff, attorney, MHR Law

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In this episode we discuss:

  • The importance of reporting conducive conditions and what else a PMP can do to reduce potential liability

  • The issues with bundled services, the contracts for them and the technician training and licensure needed

  • Mark's advice when it comes to non-competition/non-solicitation agreements at pest control companies

  • How it's important to have sign-able non-competes before you decide to sell your business

  • Other labor issues Mark runs into, including commissions, harassment law suits and the importance of employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) if you can afford it

  • Mark's take on how a broker being a CPA can result in a better M&A process and deal for the seller

  • How critical it is in M&A to hire experts with experience and relationships in the pest control industry

  • What a PMP needs to understand about representations, warranties and indemnification obligations when drafting purchase agreements

  • His take on holdbacks and earnouts in M&A deals

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