Roger Lane

Of Burning Bridges and Liquidating Trusts: Enhanced Liability Risks for VCs

This alert discusses practical lessons to be drawn from a new decision coming out of the 7th Circuit regarding bridge loans, a distressed M&A exits, fiduciary duty liability for VC/PE directors, and aiding and abetting liability…more

| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Mergers &...

Dodd-Frank's Mandatory Executive Compensation Clawback

A review of the executive compensation clawback provisions in the recently-enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, including a checklist of issues for boards of directors and compensation committees to consider in…more

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Alexandros, et al. v. KOR Electronics,...

Statement of Decision Following Trial

The case involved a venture capital-led recapitalization, in which common stockholders claimed that the terms of the recapitalization destroyed the value of their common stock. The common stockholders sued the directors and the…more

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Top Five Risk Management Tips For Venture Capitalists

Five key tips for venture capital and private equity firms negotiating corporate financings, mergers, recapitalizations or other significant corportate transactions in the current recession…more

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Method in the Madness: A Practical Checklist for Corporate Directors

A ten-step checklist to assist corporate directors, as well as management and in-house counsel, in making high-quality, well-informed corporate decisions, including defining the task, obtaining relevant information and advice,…more

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Latesco, L.P., et al. v. Wayport,...

Memorandum Opinion

In this case, a venture-backed company founder sold a portion of his common stock in two tranches, then sued the board and two venture capital firms when the company was sold a year later. The founder claimed that the venture…more

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How to Prevent a Trip to Court Before Entering a Major Transaction

A brief, practical discussion of managing litigation risk inherent in corporate transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, refinancings, recapitalizations, and the like, executed in a recession or down markets…more

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