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What Does “Represent and Warrant” Mean?

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This post discusses the meaning of the phrase “represent and warrant“. This is part of Dana Shultz’s Canonical Questions on the Law® series of questions and answers about legal issues, concepts and terminology.

Distinguishing Representations from Warranties

To understand what the contractual phrase “represent and warrant” means, we need to know what representations and warranties are.


How Much Information Must I Provide to an Investor?

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This post is based on a question that I answered on Quora. Q. Which tax documents is a startup obligated to disclose to its investors? Our angel investor is asking to see the full tax return (Form 1120S plus all Forms 1099). What are his rights versus the corporation?

A. I’ll give a multi-part answer.: