Do you have good corporate governance?
While shareholder activism, corporate accountability and proxy rules have evolved significantly over the past twenty years, the past several years have seen these issues leap to the forefront of the proxy arena as never before.
Shareholder sponsored resolutions are rising to record levels. Proposals regarding equity compensation issues are facing increasingly potent challenges. The Sarbanes–Oxley Act is changing the fundamental responsibility of boards of directors. Anti–takeover devices continue to attract scrutiny. Corporations and their advisors must recognize that championing good corporate governance is no longer just desirable — it has become a necessary prerequisite to garnering shareholder cooperation.
We offer the following services to assist our clients in reviewing their corporate governance policies:
We will review all proposals, identify issues that are likely to face opposition and help restructure these items to increase the likelihood of a successful vote.
Our professionals take the time to look at each situation and devise a unique strategy to meet each client’s individual objectives. We provide the insight and facts to help you make intelligent decisions.
Executive equity compensation plan analysis
As institutions and independent proxy advisors continue to vote against plans they perceive as being too costly to shareholders, so companies must make careful decisions when putting plans to a shareholder vote and analyzing how to secure the votes necessary to win.
We analyze your shareholder base, incorporate the specifics of the proposed agenda and project the likely vote outcome. This information is a key component in decisions regarding changes to the proposed agenda items as well as eventual solicitation campaign strategies.