Corporate Governance

Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets

Stevens & Lee is highly experienced in representing public companies, including financial institutions, gaming and commercial and industrial companies, in corporate governance and anti-takeover matters. We have been involved in many takeovers and attempted takeovers and have represented both acquirers and targets in bear-hug transactions, hostile tender offers, proxy contests and destabilization attempts which often precede a hostile takeover. Moreover, we have advised several clients on the very delicate and highly complex corporate governance issues that are presented when differences in strategic vision surface in the board room and threaten unity. Our experience in this area has given us valuable insight into the dynamic and sometimes competing interests of management, the Board of Directors, stockholders, the investment community at large and the financial and securities law regulatory authorities.

Advising clients – offerors and targets – in connection with unsolicited acquisition proposals, board destabilization attempts, proxy contests and other struggles for control of public companies demands lawyers with the experience and skill to meet the challenges created by today’s volatile corporate environment. Stevens & Lee lawyers advise clients on the implications of state anti-takeover statutes, shareholder rights plans, takeover defense tactics and election contests for corporate control. We also skillfully handle many other delicate corporate governance matters. Our public company clients are traded in the over-the-counter market and on NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. We are well-versed in the requirements of each of those trading markets, including exchange corporate governance requirements for director independence and audit, nominating and compensation committees.

We advise clients on the implications of anti-takeover legislation and have implemented structural devices designed to retain decision-making processes in the board room. Particularly at annual meeting time, we also advise clients on proposals received from stockholders under SEC rules, the requirements of the institutional shareholder advisory services and on matters to be presented to shareholders, such as employee benefit plan design.

Barr_TimothyRandolph

Timothy Randolph Barr

Associate

tba@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6023

Berger_Andy

Andy P. Berger

Shareholder

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Reading: 610.478.2178

Bowen_Tom

Thomas A. Bowen

Partner

tab@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7363

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Steven D. Buck

Shareholder

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Reading: 610.478.2273

Carbonell_Ramiro

Ramiro M. Carbonell

Shareholder

rmca@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2275

Princeton: 609.718.0975

Choquette_Ernie

Ernie Choquette

President and CEO

ejc@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2140

cicconi_chris

Christopher M. Cicconi

Partner

cmc@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7351

Connolly_James

James M. Connolly

Of Counsel

jmc@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6677

Demers_Tim

Timothy F. Demers

Of Counsel

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Reading: 610.478.2167

DiSandro_Anthony

Anthony S. DiSandro

Shareholder

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6030

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Kenneth R. Dugan

Shareholder

krd@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2163

Evers_Linda

Linda R. Evers

Shareholder

lre@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2265

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Sunjeet S. Gill

Shareholder

ssg@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6076

Philadelphia: 610.205.6076

Grubb_Rich

Richard L. Grubb

Shareholder

rlgr@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7362

Hager_Stephanie

Stephanie R. Hager

Associate

srh@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2088

Harenza_John

John A. Harenza

Shareholder

jah@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2128

Hinsey_Ryan

Ryan P. Hinsey

Associate

rphi@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2101

Hobaugh_Bob

Robert J. Hobaugh, Jr.

Shareholder

rjhj@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2141

Hogan_Ned

Edward C. Hogan

Shareholder

ech@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.243.6434

Kelso_Wes

Wesley R. Kelso

Shareholder

wrk@stevenslee.com

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Lancaster: 610.478.2242

Laflamme_Joseph

Joseph A. Laflamme

Associate

jala@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6341

Lamb_Harry

Harry T. Lamb

Of Counsel

htl@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6035

McElligott_Lisa

Lisa M. McElligott Miller

Shareholder

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Reading: 610.478.2192

Pinto_Rick

Richard J. Pinto

Shareholder

rjp@stevenslee.com

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Princeton: 609.987.6650

Richie_David

David R. Richie, II

Of Counsel

drr@stevenslee.com

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Reading: 610.478.2127

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Narciso (Nick) Rodriguez-Cayro

Shareholder

nrc@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.255.7364

Schieber_Paul

Paul H. Schieber

Shareholder

phs@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6040

Spencer_Scott

Scott H. Spencer

Shareholder

shs@stevenslee.com

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Harrisburg Market Square: 717.399.6634

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David W. Swartz

Shareholder

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Reading: 610.478.2184

Tyminski_Steve

Steven M. Tyminski

Shareholder

smt@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6032

Zeidner_Joseph

Joseph P. Zeidner

Associate

jpz@stevenslee.com

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Valley Forge: 610.205.6002

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