Hafelein | White, LLC

22 West Washington
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602, United States
Areas of Practice
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Finance & Banking
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Law
Number of Attorneys
2-10 Attorneys

Deciding to Be Dissident: Proxy Contest Basics For Non-Registrants

The proxy solicitation process is one of the key components to effective shareholder franchise. In principal, it provides shareholders of companies with diversified ownership the ability to exercise their statutory right to vote…more
 /  Securities Law

The New and Improved 14a-8?

Proxy access has been the darling of the activist shareholder movement for a number of years. Allowing shareholders to include their director nominees with a company’s own proxy materials would greatly reduce the costs…more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

Saint or Sinner? The Efficacy of the Proposed “1,000 Shareholder” Amendment to Section 12(g)

In response to what they believe to be a hindrance to capital formation, Representatives David Schweikert (R-AZ) and Jim Himes (D-CT) have introduced a bill in the House that would amend Section 12(g) of the Exchange Act. The…more
 /  Business Organizations, Franchise Law, Securities Law

The Regulation D Two Step: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, and the Effect on Private Investment Funds

In January 2011 Facebook completed a private cash raise of $1.5 billion. The deal was made possible through the creation of a private investment fund owned by Goldman Sachs. The transaction has left open questions of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Private Equity and Hedge Fund Advisers Facing Registration under Dodd-Frank. What about Venture Capital Fund Advisers?

Slowly but surely times are changing. As part of the regulatory upswing under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, advisers to certain private funds will have to register with and report to the SEC. …more
 /  Business Organizations, Securities Law

What the Institutional Investment Manager Needs to Know About SEC Reporting under Section 13(f)

Institutional investment managers that have investment discretion over $100,000,000 or more in certain equity securities must report those holdings on Form 13F filed through the SEC’s EDGAR system. Under SEC guidelines, an…more
 /  Securities Law
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