Governance includes all documents, policies and procedures that legally define and organize a company. However, it goes beyond operations — by carefully adhering to corporate governance, you can prevent “piercing the corporate veil,” maintaining limitations of liability with subsidiaries, preventing negative feedback from regulatory examiners and much more.
SW&M attorneys regularly advise boards, board committees and executive officers on corporate governance issues, which can arise in any decision made by a financial institution. These can include:
- Complex corporate transactions
- Member/shareholder requests for information
- Annual and special meetings
- Executive sessions
- Fiduciary duties
- Meeting minutes
- Privilege issues
Additionally, our attorneys regularly serve as parliamentarians for member/shareholder meetings and help craft resolutions to ensure proper observation of all corporate governance formalities.