Good governing principles.
Corporate governance isn’t just about protecting yourself from liability by staying compliant in a world of ever-evolving regulations. It’s also about establishing a reputation for integrity that sustains value for your company. Our governance practice focuses on formulating an approach to problem solving that helps you to manage day-to-day decisions and manifest long-term goals.
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Litigation & Dispute Resolution
We can guide you through the inevitable changes you’ll be called upon to navigate, and offer counsel on fundamental matters such as the composition of boards, charters by-laws, shareholder agreements, limited liability company agreements and corporate executive compensation scheme. We also step in during moments of crisis to represent you during investigations.
We know Sarbanes-Oxley inside out, and we make sure you’re aware of and compliant with disclosure reporting requirements. But in the event of an SEC examination or enforcement issue, our financial regulation and compliance team will provide expert counsel and manage your defense.
The best way to protect your company and minimize risk is to avoid regulatory intervention in the first place. We’ve had extensive experience conducting internal investigations, including whistle-blower’s allegations. These comprehensive reviews of corporate records not only help us to head off potential lawsuits, but also allow us to immerse ourselves in your company’s history and operations. That way, when it comes to helping you negotiate a sale or manage a transition event, we’re already in command of all the information necessary to maximize value and achieve optimal outcomes.
Ensuring that your company continues to support shareholder value by functioning smoothly during times of transition is an essential component of good governance, so we work with you to develop strategic succession plans tailored to your business goals.
We have the in-house expertise to consult on related issues such as estate and tax planning, business organization, insurance arrangements and retirement financing, and structures for management or sale. We oversee the large teams of advisors from other disciplines that are sometimes required for large-scale transitions, integrating their expertise into a comprehensive strategy, and leaving you free to concentrate on your end game.
And we do it all with a light touch. Whether you’re a family-owned business or a multinational corporation, you can rely on our tactical and diplomatic skills as your company moves on to its next chapter. But if conflicts arise, our litigation and dispute resolution team is always ready to help.
- Family-owned businesses
- National corporations
- International corporations
Our practice includes:
- Securities counsel for public operating companies
- Internal investigations
- Formation of business entities, including shareholder agreements, LLC agreements and cross-purchase agreements
- General corporate counsel