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Charles H. Friedrich, III is a corporate transactions & business attorney who writes articles on corporate transactions & business, mergers & acquistions, and commercial real estate.
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Rethinking Annual Shareholders’ Meetings in Light of COVID-19
Author: Charles H. FriedrichDate: March 27, 2020
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forces continued restrictions on travel and large gatherings, corporations are starting to make alternative plans for their annual shareholders’ meetings. Thankfully, regulators are also taking steps to facilitate virtual annual meetings.
As discussed in earlier articles, state laws require companies to hold annual meetings of their shareholders to elect directors and to allow their shareholders to vote on matters in which a vote by shareholders is required for approval. Many states have relaxed their laws to authorize two types of virtual shareholder meetings. In a true virtual meeting, the meeting of shareholders is held exclusively via the Internet. In the hybrid form, some shareholders participate remotely and communicate with others who are present at a physical meeting.
Regulators Announce New Vertical Merger Guidelines
The FTC and DOJ's Antitrust Division recently published draft 2020 Vertical Merger Guidelines The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department...
Should You Incorporate a Business Outside of New Jersey?
Delaware is Considered One of the Most Attractive Locations to Incorporate a Business in the United States Due to its...
When Does Termination Constitute Shareholder Oppression?
While New Jersey's Shareholder Oppression Statute is Intended to Protect Minority Shareholders in Closely-Held Corporations, it Cannot be Used to...
New Jersey Merger Checklist for Corporations
A Merger Checklist Can Help Mitigate The Stress & Margin for Error Involved in a Merger or Acquisition in New...
Key Mergers and Acquisitions Terms That You Should Know
May 22, 2017
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Has Your Business Considered Holding a Virtual Shareholder Meeting?
May 3, 2017
The Benefits and Risks of a Virtual Shareholder Meeting Everything is moving to the Internet, but should that trend include...
The Future of the Accredited Investor Definition's Impact
April 3, 2017
What Does The Future Hold For The Definition Of An Accredited Investor? The definition of “accredited investor” may be headed...
How Could Trump's Executive Orders Affect Your Business?
February 16, 2017
How Trump Executive Orders May Impact Your Business President Donald Trump has signed a flurry of executive orders and presidential memoranda...
Resurgence of Mergers and Acquisitions in New Jersey
May 25, 2016
Mergers and Acquisitions Expected to Grow in New Jersey As economic confidence grows, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is expected...