Hostile Proxy Contests

BD&P has acted as both legal and special counsel in numerous high profile hostile proxy contests and has provided strategic advice to boards of directors, individual directors and independent committees of the board on matters ranging from due diligence to fiduciary responsibilities. We have also acted as counsel to investment bankers, shareholders and lenders involved in hostile proxy contests. Our work in this area frequently involves a wide range of advice and service, including proxy solicitations, contested shareholder meetings and implementation or intervention with respect to poison pills.