Through our years of representing several hundred investment funds, we have developed a strong shareholder activism and activist investing practice along with expertise in the applicable securities laws, including Sections 13 and 16 of the Exchange Act. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience representing both activist investors as well as public companies that have been the targets of activist investors. We have provided counsel relating to a variety of activities from low level agitation to full blown proxy contests and/or tender offers in an effort to take control of a company.
Specific areas of our practice include:

  • Corporate Governance

  • Fiduciary Duties

  • Negotiating with management and board of directors

  • Demand/books and record requests

  • Shareholder resolutions and voting rights

  • Mergers and tender offers

  • Appraisal rights

  • Bondholder actions

  • Individual actions


Practice Contacts

 

LITIGATION, DISPUTES AND INVESTIGATION

SECURITIES AND FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION

  • Investment Manager/Investor Disputes

  • Hedge Fund and Private Equity Fund Fraud

  • Representation of Directors, Liquidators, and Receivers

  • Compensation Disputes

  • Non-Compete Litigation

SECURITY ENFORCEMENT AND INVESTIGATIONS

BUSINESS DIVORCE AND PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND APPRAISAL RIGHTS

CUSTOMER SECURITIES ARBITRATION

  • Suitability

  • Unauthorized Trading

  • Churning

  • Fraud/Misrepresentation/Omission

  • Failure to Supervise

REAL ESTATE LITIGATION

  • Partnership Disputes

  • Brokerage Fee Disputes

  • Foreclosure

  • Title and Enforcement Disputes

CROSS BORDER INSOLVENCY

  • Representation of Liquidators and Receivers

  • Representation of Directors

  • Clawback and Fraudulent Conveyance Actions

  • Chapter 15 Proceedings