Corporate Governance Counseling


Davis Malm regularly counsels clients on the responsibilities of business entities, management, boards of directors, and special committees of boards of directors under federal and state laws. We also advise tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations on these issues. Our expertise extends to matters involving shareholder initiatives, governance issues under SEC and stock exchange rules, and related Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Clients look to us for advice on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Best practices tailored to each client's specific situation.
  • Fiduciary duties of management, directors, and special and independent committees.
  • Compliance with new rule-making in this fast-changing area.
  • Preparation and revision of documentation to comply with federal regulations.
  • Internet disclosure.
  • Investor relations, including annual meetings, proxy voting, shareholder proposals, and other activism.
  • Executive compensation, benefit plans, and contracts.