Balancing the relationships between all stakeholders in a company requires a complex framework of rules and processes.
Farris lawyers provide guidance to domestic and cross-listed companies, management, boards of directors, and investors on all aspects of corporate governance.
We provide corporate governance advice in connection with business structures, such as joint ventures, partnerships and shareholder agreements, as well as board structure and assessments, and special committee mandates. We assist in drafting documents such as committee charters (including audit, corporate governance and compensation), conflict of interest policies and codes of conduct. Our lawyers have significant experience in capital market transactions, including debt and equity transactions, going private transactions and takeover bids.
Our solicitors and litigators advise management, boards of directors and independent committees on proxy contest strategies, fiduciary responsibilities and due diligence. Our services include advising on proxy solicitations and preparing for and attending contested shareholder meetings with our clients. Often our lawyers are engaged to act as independent chairs of contested shareholder meetings.