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How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #7: Mix and Mingle

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 #6: Ask the Experts […]

Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog Recaps April 2024 Court Opinions

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel and head of the firm’s Appellate Section, has published his April 2024 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 186 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip 6: Ask the Experts for Help

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 #5: Have an Attitude […]

How to Ask the Tough Questions in the Boardroom | Tip #5 for Directors: Have an Attitude of Constructive Skepticism

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 #4: Understand Your “Mandate.” […]

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. […]

March 2024 Court Opinions on Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel and head of the firm’s Appellate Section, has published his March 2024 summary of opinion statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 252 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle […]

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 […]

February 2024 Court Opinions Recapped on Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel and head of the firm’s Appellate Section, has published his February 2024 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 212 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. […]

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 […]

Bartlett Reviews January 2024 Court Opinions on Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his January 2024 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 181 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs […]

December 2023 Court Opinions on Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his December 2023 summary of opinion statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 190 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs and […]

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, […]

Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog Recaps November 2023 Court Opinions

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his November 2023 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 213 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs […]

Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog Recaps October 2023 Court Opinions, Tracks New Statistic

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his October 2023 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 225 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Starting this month, Bartlett began tracking a […]

Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog: 2022-2023 Annual Recap

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his 2022-2023 annual statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 2,696 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs and defendants in civil […]

September 2023 Court Opinions on Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his September 2023 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 186 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs […]

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 […]

Bartlett Reviews August 2023 Court Opinions on Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his August 2023 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 280 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs […]

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 […]

July 2023 Court Opinions Recapped on Bartlett’s Take the Fifth Blog

Attorney Tad Bartlett, Fishman Haygood special counsel, has published his July 2023 summary of opinions and statistics from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. These statistics are based on 216 total opinions released by the Court. Click here to read more on his Take the Fifth blog. Our lawyers handle appeals for both plaintiffs […]

Hurricane Ida: Recovering Business Losses

In the wake of Hurricane Ida, businesses should look to their insurance policies to find coverage, whether for property damage, business interruption losses, or other covered losses. Fishman Haygood’s team of experienced insurance coverage attorneys

Excessive Market Losses May Have Been Preventable

Because the overall market has performed well over the past several years, a great deal of investor losses and broker misconduct has gone undetected. COVID-19 may have brought that misconduct to light.

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.

CDFI Fund Opens 2019 NMTC Application Round

The Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund today announced the opening of the calendar year 2019 allocation round of the federal new markets tax credit (NMTC). Applications are due October 28, 2019.

Opportunity Zones Tax Incentives: Deferral and Development

The Opportunity Zones (“OZ”) tax incentive allows taxpayers to defer until 2026 taxes on capital gains if those profits are reinvested in opportunity funds–which are equity funds that invest in businesses in opportunity zones.

Economic Development Districts = Tax Dollars to Developers

Real Estate Developers in Louisiana can receive tax dollars to enhance projects through Economic Development Districts (EDDs). EDDS are strictly defined geographic areas that are authorized and created by ordinance of the city or parish where they are located.