Vaughan Baio & Partners’ corporate governance lawyers advise corporate officers and directors from some of the nation’s largest corporations and nonprofits on the routine issues impacting their organizational decisions. Our lawyers also draw from the diverse perspectives and resources of the firm’s other departments to provide in-depth litigation and transactional guidance on shareholder issues.
TRUSTED COUNSEL IN YOUR CORNER
Organizations are confronted daily with situations that could impact the interests of shareholders. Directors considering acquisitions, contracts and mass-scale transactions must ensure they are fulfilling their fiduciary duties to their shareholders and satisfy the best practices of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and pertinent federal regulations. Resolving board disputes, related party transactions, risk management and compensation issues are typical assignments for the firm’s lawyers. Today’s highly sensitive workplace environments can also force C-suite executives to reckon with internal investigations, audits, discrimination claims and even employment termination packages. It is always wise to have trusted counsel to turn to for seasoned guidance on corporate governance matters.
Vaughan Baio & Partners’ corporate governance lawyers have in-depth experience counseling key stakeholders from some of the nation’s largest companies, nonprofits and REITs, and with startup companies. Our diverse clientele underscores our firm’s deep experience troubleshooting issues affecting various industries. The sectors we serve include some of the nation’s most renowned financial institutions, banks, retailers, hotel chains, insurance companies and reinsurance companies. We also advise executive groups and boards of directors on voting matters, independent director problems, derivative shareholder lawsuits, succession, and executive compensation issues, and mergers and acquisition planning.
Vaughan Baio & Partners’ corporate governance practice group accounts for even the subtlest issues that may impede effective decisions in the boardroom. Our practice group chair, Kevin Berry, is an AV Preeminent-rated litigator who has served as outside general counsel to publicly traded and privately owned companies and counseled business executives and directors through their transactional, capital fundraising and litigation questions. Some of the most prominent insurance companies, reinsurance companies, developers and real estate companies have turned to Kevin for his input on sophisticated transactions and voting issues. Our lawyers also apply their thorough knowledge of commercial litigation to offer strategies designed to keep your disputes from escalating from the boardroom to the courtroom.
ATTENTIVE, TAILORED SERVICES
White-collar issues deserve white-glove service. This reason is why we never offer uniform solutions for our clients’ unique situations. Vaughan Baio & Partners takes a collaborative approach that is conscious of achieving your organization’s business goals and limiting your legal exposure. We always assign a dedicated group of lawyers who are highly familiar with the issues, transactions and trends impacting each client’s interests and industry. After we perform a comprehensive review of your pertinent contracts and documents, we will advise you on the decisions or strategies that will be necessary to best position you and your company for optimal outcomes.
While it’s essential to have defensible litigation and transactional strategies, these do little good if your legal team cannot execute them. Our lawyers employ their vast business and legal expertise to put executives, directors and their companies in the best position to succeed in negotiations or at trial. Our lawyers recently closed fifteen acquisitions for a client to propel them into regional industry leadership. We also counseled board directors in the workout of a $100 million loan portfolio that resulted in the collection of more than $36 million in loan losses at the cost of four cents per dollar. Our corporate governance lawyers are well equipped to help you take full advantage of legal strategies and procedural mechanisms to help your company resolve essential business decisions in the best interests of your shareholders.
Ever-changing business needs require ever-evolving advice to help your executives and board members adapt to shareholders’ concerns. Vaughan Baio & Partners will leverage its extensive experience in corporate governance matters to help your organization’s stakeholders achieve their transactional goals while minimizing legal risk.