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With the collapse of companies once considered unfaltering beacons of commerce and with increased government regulation, corporate boards and executives are under intense pressure to ensure ethical practices and proper operational procedures. More than ever, corporate governance and the roles of a company’s directors and officers are integral to a business’s survival. Wilson Elser attorneys have experience representing boards of directors, board committees and senior management with respect to their day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning.  We serve as corporate counsel to companies in industries and areas as diverse as:

  • Software technology
  • Insurance
  • Construction
  • Hospitality
  • Aviation
  • Professional services
  • Financial services
  • Life sciences
  • Retail
  • Franchising
  • Health care
  • Employment

Wilson Elser attorneys have experience representing boards of directors, board committees and senior management with respect to their day-to-day operations and long-term strategic planning. 

At all stages of corporate development – from formation through change of control and, ultimately, liquidation and dissolution – we provide our clients with sound and timely counsel. Our practice attorneys have experience drafting corporate governance documents and advising owners, directors, managers and officers with regard to their legal obligations to the corporation and its owners, employees and creditors.

We also advise on executive and director compensation matters; codes of conduct and business ethics implementation; strategies to avoid and ameliorate potential conflicts of interest, including fairness analyses and fair process counseling; regulatory investigation and derivative litigation management; director and officer errors and omissions coverage; and other governance issues.

Client engagements include counseling on regulatory “best practices” and state and federal regulatory compliance. Our varied and complex experience, coupled with a practical, business-oriented approach to problem solving, allow our attorneys to effectively guide client businesses. For organizations large and small, we are ready to navigate the many challenges posed by the shifting landscape of our increasingly global economy.


 
 
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

A Superstorm Sandy Retrospective: How the Actions of New York Regulators May Shape Responses to Future Natural Disasters
Carl J. Pernicone,Frederick J. Pomerantz,Stacey B. Rowland,Sandy M. Smith, November 05, 2013
A year after Superstorm Sandy came ashore, the New York Department of Financial Services (Department) issued Circular Letter No 8 of 2013 to inform New York licensed property/casualty insurers of the regulatory standards they should expect to encounter the next time a federal or state disaster...

Despite the Best of Intentions, Paving the Way for the Next Financial Meltdown
Frederick J. Pomerantz, August 24, 2013
At the Cannes Summit in November 2011, the G-20 Leaders endorsed the Key Attributes of Effective Resolution Regimes for Financial Institutions (‘the Key Attributes’) as the international standard for resolution regimes. As reported in Bloomberg Business Week on August 12, 2013 [C....

A Call for Forward-looking Disaster Risk Evaluation and Greater Private Sector Involvement amid Surveys, Estimates and Statistics
Frederick J. Pomerantz,Sandy M. Smith, July 30, 2013
In recent years, Mother Nature has taken a toll on the insurance industry. Superstorm Sandy cost the United States approximately $70 billion in direct damages to business owners and homeowners in the storm’s path and lost economic output.