Richards Layton & Finger

An Overview of Delaware-Specific Issues for Stockholders' Meetings

November 17, 2010

With the recent enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act1 and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s adoption of “proxy access,” there has been an increased focus on stockholders’ meetings.  Although many of these initiatives are occurring at the federal level, they invariably implicate state law corporate issues. In light of these developments, it is useful to review the various issues of Delaware law and practice that corporations and their advisors should keep in mind when preparing for an annual meeting of stockholders.

This article appeared in the November 17, 2010 issue of The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation and is reprinted with the permission of RSCR Publications LLC.