Corporate governance has emerged as a focal point of recent, dramatic business reforms in the United States. It is also an increasingly contentious and high-profile arena in which stakeholders with competing agendas struggle for control over the strategic direction of an enterprise. This same dynamic plays out in limited liability companies, which have increasingly gained acceptance as viable business entities with advantageous tax attributes. Karr Tuttle Campbell’s corporate governance practice brings together some of our most experienced business and finance, tax and litigation lawyers to provide practical advice regarding everything from routine compliance issues to proxy fights and board investigations.
We have advised boards of directors and management with respect to compliance with their fiduciary obligations, updating governance standards in response to shifting regulatory requirements, structuring complex management compensation programs designed to attract talent, and implementing, reviewing, or revising anti-takeover provisions appropriate to maximize long-term value for an enterprise. We have also provided counsel in situations such as proxy contests for control of a board of directors or managers; contentious shareholder and member proposals; special investigations by boards of directors or managers or committees, and defense against hostile takeover transactions.
Choosing Karr Tuttle Campbell
Our lawyers provide practical advice designed to help clients balance competing expectations regarding the strategic direction of an enterprise, while ensuring compliance with legal and technical requirements. Our expertise and familiarity with all aspects of corporate governance helps clients stay on the leading edge of governance “best practices,” permitting them to focus on the more challenging goal of building a stronger and more vibrant business.