Houtman, Kelly and Maxwell Present First State Update on Corporation Law
At CSC’s “First State Update: 2020 Corporation Law Developments” webinar, partners Roxanne Houtman, Chris Kelly and Mike Maxwell shared their insights on the latest corporate case law developments. The discussion included an overview of key recent amendments to the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (DGCL).
Houtman is a partner in the firm’s Corporate Group. Her practice involves counseling Delaware corporations on corporate law and governance issues. She also represents buyers and sellers in negotiated acquisitions and divestitures. She is a member of the Council of the Corporation Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association and, in that capacity, participates in the annual review of, and preparation of amendments to, the DGCL.
Kelly focuses his practice on complex litigation and counseling matters involving Delaware corporations and alternative entities. His experience includes stockholder class and derivative actions, takeover disputes, limited partnership and limited liability company litigation, internal corporate investigations, post-closing disputes, federal securities lawsuits, and statutory proceedings under the DGCL and alternative entity statutes, such as dissolution actions, stock appraisals, indemnification and advancement actions, contested director elections, and demands to inspect books and records. In addition, he counsels boards, committees, and other corporate and individual clients regarding issues of Delaware law and equity, including in connection with significant transactions and governance matters.
Maxwell advises clients on matters of Delaware corporate and business law in transactions involving Delaware alternative entities and corporations, including investment and private equity fund transactions, fund formations, joint ventures, cross border transactions, mergers, acquisitions, asset sales and purchases, dissolutions and restructurings. He also represents both lenders and borrowers in a variety of commercial financing transactions, including asset-based financing, real estate mortgage financings and other credit related transactions. Maxwell also advises management, boards and special committees of Delaware entities on matters of operation and governance, including with respect to fiduciary duty and contractual interpretation issues. He provides legal opinions on issues of Delaware law in connection with the foregoing.
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