Corporate Governance & Investigations

Sherman & Howard’s corporate governance and investigation attorneys regularly advise public and private businesses, their directors and shareholders on all matters of corporate governance – emphasizing proactive business planning that reduces risk and potential liability and incorporates current state, federal, SEC and other regulatory parameters and developments. We counsel clients on the fiduciary duties of officers and directors; methods of leadership; adoption of clear corporate policies and compliance systems; as well as assisting them with risk assessment, exploration of potential merger and/or acquisition targets, evaluation of board of director candidates and evaluation of current and potential borrowers.

Sherman & Howard attorneys have significant experience assisting clients with internal investigations including potential code of conduct, ethics, regulatory and legal violations. Our practice includes conducting investigations at the direction of company boards and special committees, responding to regulatory inquiries, and defending clients against breach of fiduciary duties or related claims. We work closely with business leaders to investigate and address, discreetly, alleged or suspected misconduct by directors, officers and employees. With the belief that the best defense is a good offense, we also work with clients to develop legal and business strategies, policies and practices to mitigate future risk.

Sherman & Howard attorneys have litigated and tried corporate governance and shareholder rights cases on behalf of corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies throughout the country. Our experience encompasses the entire array of such claims – including breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder oppression and squeeze-outs, forced mergers, and reverse stock split transactions – as well as class and derivative actions of all types.