We have a practice in the area of shareholder activism and activist investing, with an expertise in the applicable corporate laws, securities laws, tender offers, and proxy battles.
Serving activists, occasional activists, and issuers, we provide advice on navigating the maze of applicable laws and regulations. We assist with matters involving Regulation 13D/G, the proxy rules, Section 16(b), trading rules, Hart-Scott-Rodino and other applicable federal and state securities and corporate laws, as well as other tax and regulatory issues. The firm counsels clients on a wide variety of activist and defensive strategies, from long-term partnerships with management to proxy contests and consent solicitations. We have extensive experience dealing with advance notice bylaws; assisting with “books and records” and shareholder register demands; handling regulatory approvals, investigations and legislative hearings; effecting board changes; and engaging in defensive and offensive litigation.
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