Shipkevich interprets the governance and disclosure-related CFTC and other US financial federal and state regulator rules to advise clients on regulatory procedures in areas such as audit, compensation and nominating committee practices, compliance procedures, mergers and acquisitions, and litigation aspects of corporate governance issues. Our attorneys counsel public and private companies, board of directors and board committees, and senior management on issues related to the Dodd-Frank Act and the CEA. We assist clients with audit and compensation practices, nominating committee procedures, director independence issues, related party transactions and compliance procedures, director fiduciary duties, shareholder proposals, and drafting changes to charters or by-laws.
Shipkevich’s corporate governance services include:
- Draft, revise, and implement disclosure controls and procedures, audit committee policies and related transactional policies;
- Draft codes of ethics, corporate governance disclosure proxy statements, and other statements in compliance with the stock exchange rules;
- Assist with matters related to board voting, rights plan, special meeting requests, board nominations and membership;
- Advise on executive compensation in compliance with regulatory agencies;
- Help clients implement codes of conduct and business ethics, internal controls, risk assessments, and compliance procedures;
- Advise on governance structure and risk management procedures, including analyzing existing practices related to structure and functioning;
- Notify clients, through issued memoranda, of notable changes and developments in rulemaking that will impact businesses;
- Aid with nominating committee procedures, director independence issues, related party transactions and compliance procedures;
- Advise board of directors on balancing shareholder demands and corporate governance practices;
- Counsel on matters related to mergers and acquisitions, tax law, and litigation aspects of corporate governance.