Blank Rome Ranked Top Law Firm in Corporate Governance and M&A Matters
According to a recent survey of directors of major North American companies, Blank Rome LLP ranks as a leading firm specializing in corporate governance and M&A matters. The national survey, conducted by Directors & Boards magazine, asked directors to name up to three law firms which they felt were best at dealing with various aspects of corporate governance issues. Based on the results from more than 400 respondents, Blank Rome ranked 4th as the top single choice to represent a board or director on any matter related to corporate governance; 7th among firms that are best at dealing with general corporate governance issues; and 7th for best at dealing with board level M&A matters.
“We are pleased to be recognized as a national leader in the areas of corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions,” said Carl M. Buchholz, Blank Rome Managing Partner and CEO. “This is an important distinction for our Firm, and directly reflects the sophisticated and challenging work of our attorneys alongside the high-level service and counsel we provide to our clients every day.”
Blank Rome’s Business Department consists of more than 230 attorneys practicing globally in numerous industries. The Firm’s corporate governance group advises public companies, boards of directors, and special committees on a full range of governance matters, including internal investigations. Attorneys in the group include lawyers who have held positions with the SEC, U.S. Department of Justice, the IRS, and other governmental agencies. Attorneys in Blank Rome’s M&A group are extremely active in the purchase, sale, and combination of both public and private business entities, and work closely with their clients to provide legal skills and counsel in planning, structuring, negotiating, and consummating a variety of acquisition and disposition transactions. They advise clients on obtaining venture capital and financing for acquisitions. Attorneys from across the Firm’s practice areas comprise these groups, allowing for an interdisciplinary approach to better serve the Firm’s clients.
Barry H. Genkin, who chairs the Firm’s Business Department, stated that, “This recognition of our breadth, depth, and capabilities is a tribute to our team of very capable professionals who are singularly focused on achieving positive results for our clients.”
Directors & Boards is a quarterly journal dedicated to the topics of leadership and corporate governance, read by board chairmen, CEOs and members of senior management, corporate board members, and board advisers.