April 15, 2020

Effect of COVID 19 on Shareholder Meetings and the Ability to Give Opinions

Effect of COVID 19 on Shareholder Meetings and the Ability to Give Opinions

April 15, 2020

A webinar consisting of two panel presentations on current developments in legal opinions practice arising from the COVID-19 crisis.  The first panel will cover the just issued TriBar Opinion Committee report concerning the use of electronic signatures and third-party opinion letters.  The second panel will cover the requirements for holding valid shareholder meetings in the face of difficulties created by the COVID-19 crisis and the ability to give legal opinions based upon actions taken at such meetings. This will include the ability to rely on emergency legislation and executive orders issued to provide relief during the crisis, as well as alternatives for holding meetings or otherwise taking action that avoid some of the issues.

Panelists:

  • Richard Frasch (moderator), California Lawyers Association, BLS Opinions Committee, San Francisco, CA
  • Steven O. Weise, Proskauer Rose LLP, Los Angeles, CA
  • Stanley Keller, Locke Lord, Boston, MA
  • Lisa R. Haddad, Goodwin Proctor, Boston, MA
  • James D. Honaker, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP, Wilmington, DE
  • Robert S. Risoleo, Sullivan & Cromwell, Washington DC
  • David Sikes, Jones Day, Silicon Valley, CA

Presented by: Legal Opinions Committee

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