From regulatory requirements to shareholder disputes, companies face greater challenges now than ever before. Our Corporate Governance & Compliance lawyers help clients meet these challenges, providing experienced, proactive legal advice to leaders of large public companies, emerging growth businesses, and startups.
Executives of large public companies and their boards of directors rely on us to assist in resolving governance and regulatory issues. We offer counsel on a broad spectrum of corporate matters, including board structure, director elections, audit committee matters, compensation plan arrangements, and exchange listing requirements, as well as issues that have emerged from recent legislation. In addition, we help corporations develop and adapt the policies needed to respond effectively to shareholder issues, including proxy questions, advance notice requirements, and treatment of nonbinding shareholder proposals.
Growing companies call on us for guidance in creating governance policies and procedures that, over time, position them well for the regulatory rigors of public offerings or M&A opportunities. When these businesses are ready to go public, we help them meet the listing requirements of the New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq, and other exchanges. In addition, our business-savvy lawyers offer actionable advice to startups and entrepreneurial businesses. With substantial experience representing fast-growing companies, we possess an up-to-the-minute knowledge of best practices across a wide range of dynamic businesses.
Key members of our Corporate Governance & Compliance team also assist clients with other strategic work through Lowenstein's Transactions & Advisory Group, a collaborative unit focusing on the execution of transactions and the management of related corporate governance and compliance issues. This collaboration ensures that we can efficiently deliver a full range of legal services to our clients.
American Banker quotes Laura R. Kuntz regarding how the Federal Reserve Board’s relatively modest proposed changes to capital requirements for banks may prompt larger financial institutions to express frustration that regulatory rollbacks have not been more aggressive. (subscription required to access article)