Vedder Price

Corporate & Governance Vedder Service

Vedder Price provides counsel on a broad range of legal and business issues essential to both your operations today and your organization’s future.

You can expect to work with a team of attorneys who apply a practical business emphasis to your legal matters and are dedicated to “sweating the small stuff” that can make a real difference. We pride ourselves on delivering top-notch, responsive, efficient service for all your corporate and governance needs.

Extensive corporate and governance credentials. Our clients include a wide array of privately and family-held business entities, middle-market and sponsor-backed companies, publicly held corporations, partnerships and joint ventures—with operations nationally and across the world.

Counsel on a broad range of issues. Our attorneys have deep experience in a broad range of legal and business issues, including in all facets of the following areas:

  • Contract law
  • Business financing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Leveraged buyouts and corporate reorganizations
  • Ownership and management transitions
  • Executive compensation
  • Corporate governance

We also work closely with our clients to maintain business entities and plan for the future.

We advise boards of directors, board committees and corporate management on a variety of corporate governance matters, including fiduciary duty issues, exchange and SEC rules, corporate responsibility and legal compliance and disclosure issues arising under Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank legislation.

We skillfully guide clients through the maze of state and federal laws and regulations to help minimize risks faced by executives and officers. Our top-flight team of attorneys has substantial experience working with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Attorney’s office and various regulatory bodies—enabling us to support your most sensitive matters.

We can also assist with defensive corporate measures and with addressing the challenges of activist investors, minority shareholder rights, the governance community and advisory firms to institutional shareholders.

Legal Entity Maintenance

We take great care to handle minutes, annual corporate and entity maintenance and other corporate formalities and governance responsibilities—leveraging our efficient and sophisticated technology platform to deliver responsive, reliable service. We can also assist with managing your corporate secretarial functions, regardless of your organization’s size or complexity.

We represent public and private companies in securities, private equity and venture capital matters, including public and private offerings of debt and equity, initial public offerings (IPOs), private investments in public equity (PIPEs) and Rule 144A offerings. We also plan and structure the various investor rights agreements, shareholder agreements, limited liability company agreements and/or partnership agreements that are vital components of private capital transactions.

Learn more about our capabilities:

General Counsel Services

Commercial Contracts

 

 

 

 

Attorneys



James A. Arpaia

Shareholder



Steven R. Berger

Shareholder



John T. Blatchford

Shareholder



Thomas P. Desmond

Shareholder



David K. Dormon

Associate



Norman B. Julius

Shareholder



Germain D. Labat

Shareholder



Daniel B. Lange

Shareholder



Kevin A. MacLeod

Shareholder



John T. McEnroe

Shareholder



James W. Morrissey

Shareholder



Lane R. Moyer

Shareholder



John R. Obiala

Shareholder



Jason W. Reese

Shareholder



Stewart Reifler

Shareholder



Heather M. Sager

Shareholder



Guy E. Snyder

Shareholder



Robert J. Stucker

Chairman Emeritus



Mark C. Svalina

Associate



Denise M. Tormey

Shareholder



Sam Tyfield

Partner



Dalius F. Vasys

Shareholder



Cody J. Vitello

Associate



Pearl A. Zager

Shareholder



Anna Zielinski

Associate