CORPORATE AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS GOVERNANCE AND OPERATIONS COUNSEL
Jimerson Birr’s attorneys work with corporate leadership and boards of directors to facilitate an understanding of the details of corporate governance, and the vital role that leaders of organizations have to play in establishing effective practices. For most companies, those leaders are the executives and directors who decide the long-term strategy of the company in order to serve the best interests of the owners (members or shareholders) and, more broadly, stakeholders, such as customers, suppliers, providers of long-term finance, the community and regulators. We regularly provide counsel to corporate fiduciaries who steer the organization toward a sustainable future by assisting in the adoption of sound, ethical, and legal corporate governance and financial management policies.
Our lawyers are also able to assist corporate leadership in running the day-to-day management activities of the organization. We help the management of the company with business and legal foresight, oversight, and insight. Jimerson Birr attorneys regularly play very significant roles providing guidance to corporate clients by contributing to the organization’s culture, strategic focus, effectiveness, and financial sustainability, as well as serving as ambassadors and advocates. Beyond fulfilling legal duties, we strive to be important resources for the organization beyond mere legal services.
Jimerson Birr’s corporate lawyers have established the standard for value-add business counsel in the spirit of helping corporate leaders create corporate cultures focused on unceasing improvement, long-term value making, and firming up investor trust and public confidence. Using legal and business experience, Jimerson Birr attorneys work side by side with our clients to create a commercial prosperity superhighway that takes our clients from legal and business awareness, to visionaries, and ultimately, to masters of craft. Our attorneys regularly lead efforts to close the corporate knowledge gap on legal risks and opportunities through educating executives and boards of directors on leading industry-centric corporate governance and operations practices, convening key stakeholders for strategic goal cultivation, and engaging the corporate leadership in an ongoing dialogue on best practices.
Jimerson Birr has a proven track record of working with executives or boards of directors to oversee and provide policy guidance on the business and affairs of the company. We’ve regularly provided counsel on monitoring overall corporate performance, preserving the integrity of the company’s financial controls, and advancing the effectiveness of its legal compliance and enterprise risk management programs. When clients engage Jimerson Birr for corporate and board governance, or operational counsel, they obtain the support from trusted advisors with an ability to put together a plan that ensures the organization achieves its objectives, puts forth its best efforts to implement its strategies, and makes the best use of its resources.
Our lawyers are not afraid to roll up their sleeves and suffuse within your operations. Our services in this regard are, in a nutshell, problem spotting and problem-solving. Businesses today face numerous problems, many of which are detrimental to operating compliantly and efficiently. With the ever-changing market landscape and the emergence of new technologies, businesses need to continue to reach for higher upshots and capacities. When companies are resistant to implementing changes that are vital to their economic health, our team is able to provide their expertise to socialize and effectuate the proposed changes. If not now, when?
We provide a complete range of corporate and board of directors governance and operations legal services, regularly offering counsel in areas such as:
- Board of directors structure, composition, operations, compliance and oversight function
- Duties of board members, including independent board chair or special committee members
- Board committee structure and composition
- Senior executive and director policies, compensation and succession planning
- Enterprise risk identification and risk management
- Anti-takeover defense measures and shareholder activism response
- D&O indemnification and insurance issues
- Best practices for corporate governance analysis, including review and updating of charter and corporate bylaws
- Conflict of interest and related party transactions
- Disaster and crisis preparation and response
- Director election and other proxy contests
- Federal, state, and foreign legal and regulatory compliance
- External and internal investigations and reports
- Shareholder relations
- Corporate restructuring
Jimerson Birr is a premier law firm with a market-leading corporate and board of directors governance and operations practice that is tailored to the nuances of the industries we serve. Our teams have a global perspective and strong Florida roots. Our clients look to us to bring a distinctively high degree of quality, passion and creativity to resolve corporate and board of directors governance and operations challenges effectively and cost efficiently.
We’re honored to work with some of the world’s most accomplished organizations and the leaders who drive them. We know that on any given day our clients are confronting competition, corporate advancement, risk management, process and product innovation, resource allocation, efficiency stewardship and talent oversight problems; some days all the above. When our clients place corporate and board of directors governance and operations matters with us, they enlist sets of broad shoulders that carry their burdens for them so that they no longer feel their weight. This deep business partnership will give us both an opportunity to be at our best.
We draw on the strength of our character and talents to deliver the best of our firm to every client through true collaboration. We don’t confuse effort with results, and we focus on the immutable, allied goals at all times. Partnership with Jimerson Birr on corporate and board of directors governance and operations matters means that you are not looking in any direction but ahead.