We are excited to announce the release of the 6th edition of our popular publication: “The Public Company Handbook.” This easy-to-read guide provides you with insight regarding legal and other board management issues facing public – or soon-to-be-public…Continue Reading Now Available: 6th Edition of “The Public Company Handbook”
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Changing your fiscal year-end? Why would you want to do that? This is the kind of oddball topic that might surface only once or twice during your career.
Most companies…Continue Reading Changing Your Fiscal Year-End: Six Things to Consider
As a follow-up to our recent blog on the SEC moving back the deadline for that agency to act on the NYSE’s and Nasdaq’s clawback proposals, it’s worth noting that…Continue Reading Clawbacks: SEC Likely to Approve NYSE/Nasdaq Standards by June 9th
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Here’s a tip from the sixth edition of our popular publication The Public Company Handbook, which is an easy-to-read guide that provides practical insights regarding legal and other board…Continue Reading Executive Sessions: The Best Things in (Governance) Life Are Free
Another in the newbies series: In the United States, the general counsel—the top lawyer for a company—sometimes holds the title of corporate secretary, too. But in most cases, it’s in…Continue Reading Who often serves as the corporate secretary?
Here’s the takeaway from this Client Update penned by Emily Bushaw and Elizabeth Gardner:
“The bulk of anti-DEI efforts is focused on state agencies and higher education institutions. However, private…Continue Reading State Anti-DEI Initiatives Explained
Yesterday, the SEC adopted the share repurchase disclosure rules as part of its effort to bring more transparency to corporate stock buybacks. The SEC’s proposal came out about 18 months…Continue Reading SEC Adopts Share Repurchase Disclosure Rules: 7 Things to Know
It’s quite rare for shareholder proponents to resort to the courts when the Corp Fin Staff concurs with a company that it can exclude a proposal under the Rule 14a-8…Continue Reading Rare Lawsuit Filed By Shareholder Proponent Over Shareholder Proposal Exclusion
During the proxy season, if you solicit votes for your annual meeting — other than delivering your proxy — you must file that communication with the SEC as “additional soliciting…Continue Reading What Are “Additional Soliciting Materials” for the Proxy Season?
Sometimes new information comes to light ahead of an annual shareholders meeting, some new disclosure that shareholders need an opportunity to digest before they cast their votes. Sometimes there could…Continue Reading Can We Postpone Our Annual Shareholders Meeting?
The SEC has posted a notice about an open Commission meeting to be held next Wednesday during which it will consider adopting the share repurchase rules it proposed back in…Continue Reading The SEC Will Consider Adopting “Share Repurchase” Rules on Wednesday
Adjourning an annual shareholders meeting is always stressful. The meeting has been carefully planned and now we need to extend our misery. Adjourning a meeting can be legally tricky and…Continue Reading Can We Adjourn Our Annual Shareholders Meeting to Solicit More Votes?
On Monday, the SEC extended the deadline by which it must act on the proposed NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards that deal with “Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Executive Compensation.” The…Continue Reading Clawbacks: SEC (Slightly) Extends Deadline for It to Act on NYSE/Nasdaq Proposals