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John Thomas, a partner in the firm’s Corporate practice, is a seasoned business transaction lawyer with more than 25 years of experience counseling and representing private and public companies in a variety of industries, including high technology, apparel, aviation, financial services, senior living and clean technology. John focuses his practice on counseling and representing clients in mergers and acquisitions; corporate financings, including underwritten public securities offerings and private placements; joint ventures and strategic alliances; restructurings and spin-offs; purchases, sales and leases of aircraft and aviation finance; commercial transactions and contracts; periodic reporting and securities law compliance; and corporate governance.

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 management issues facing public—or soon-to-be-public—companies.

This tip involves reliance on experts. As Smith v. Van Gorkom and Disney show, a director has traditionally been able

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 management issues facing public—or soon-to-be-public—companies.

This tip involves the duty of care that a board of directors has. You may want to use this image

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 management issues facing public—or soon-to-be-public—companies.

This tip involves considering the question of “what makes a good director?” Set expectations for your Board members from the