How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #4 for Directors: Understand Your “Mandate”

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #3: Do Your Homework. […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #3 for Directors: Do Your Homework

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #2: Don’t Be a […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #2 for Directors: Don’t Be a Lone Wolf

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Click here to read Tip #1: Understand the Board […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #1 for Directors: Understand the Board Dynamic

Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood’s Business Section. She counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation. In this biweekly series, she provides nine tips for directors as they navigate the boardroom. Public company directors are under more pressure than ever […]

Dischargeable Versus Nondischargeable: Two Fishman Haygood Student Loan Cases Cited in CFPB Warning to Servicers

Earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned servicers that they must cease any unlawful conduct as it pertains to private student loans discharged in bankruptcy court. According to the CFPB’s Compliance Bulletin and Policy Guidance, examiners found that certain loan servicers illegally returned non-qualified education loans to collections despite their discharged status, […]

Elmer Offers a Brief Look at Direct SPAC Cases

Special purpose acquisition companies (“SPACs”) have been in the litigation spotlight recently. As SPAC disputes play out in courts nationwide, one especially interesting field of play is in the Delaware Chancery courts where SPAC shareholders are pursuing breach of fiduciary duty cases against SPAC sponsors, officers, and directors. How did this litigation develop, and where […]

Burge Details Risks of Securities-Backed Loans in PIABA Bar Journal Article

Jason Burge, a partner in Fishman Haygood’s Litigation Section, authored the article “Investors Cornered: The Risks of Securities-Backed Loans” published in the most recent edition of the PIABA Bar Journal, a publication of the Public Investors Advocate Bar Association (PIABA). Burge explores several risks and disadvantages of securities-backed loans that are not as well understood or […]

Gershanik Discusses Securities Law and Opportunity Zones

As more investors eye lucrative investment opportunities in Qualified Opportunity Zones, the SEC and state regulators will be monitoring securities activities associated with the program, according to Fishman Haygood Partner Maureen Gershanik.