Members of the firm’s Corporate Governance Group work with clients and companies from a diverse range of industries, advising corporate clients, company board members, officers and directors, and institutional investors on best practices involving corporate governance. As government regulatory initiatives continue to emerge with greater complexity and enforcement efforts expand, our team provides clients with expertise for compliance with requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
In the area of corporate governance, we counsel clients on a multitude of corporate matters, including shareholder demands and activism, proxy proposals, anti-takeover defense strategies, restructuring and related-party transactions, going private or public, insider trading policies, proxy statement disclosures, drafting corporate governance documents, risk management and director and officer indemnification and insurance.
Our experienced team works diligently with clients on securities law compliance, preparing and reviewing filings with the SEC and other regulatory agencies; advising on matters concerning, securities transactions including public offerings, financings, mergers and acquisitions, tender offers, spin-offs, and proxy contests; counseling on public disclosures; and providing advice in the event of government or corporate internal or external investigations.
Butler Snow attorneys advise businesses on entity formation and choice of entity selection form, including partnerships, corporations, LLCs, LLPs, limited partnerships, trusts and special purpose entities. Our team collaborates with our tax attorneys in developing comprehensive strategic recommendations that are beneficial to our clients.
The mainstay of the firm’s corporate governance practice remains advising closely held or family owned corporations on transactional and governance issues. The unique concerns of directors and officers in such entities, including tax and control issues, and the avoidance of minority shareholders oppression, continue to grow in complexity, demanding the experience and expertise of the Butler Snow business law team.