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"Appraisal Rights: A Changing World"

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

2:00 - 2:45 pm, eastern [archive and transcript to follow]


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Appraisal rights have been at the heart of many recent court decisions - and deal battles. Learn from leading experts about how appraisal rights work in a changing world, how to overcome common problems, and more.

Join these experts:

  • John DiTomo, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
  • Eric Klinger-Wilensky, Partner, Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP
  • Lisa Stark, Partner, Berger Harris LLP

This program will cover:

  • Appraisal rights and 251(h):
  • - Even if public stock is used as acquisition currency in 251(h) deal, you still trigger appraisal rights
    - Can use 14d-9 as notice of appraisal rights, and thus can have an appraisal condition
    - Technical issues in setting a record date for a notice of appraisal rights

  • Appraisal arbitrage:
  • - Trends in funds set up simply to pursue appraisal rights
    - Recent Huff Fund opinion and interest rates in appraisal awards

  • Appraisal Valuations:
  • - Recent cases regarding the extent to which courts can consider deal price in determining fair value (earlier opinion in Huff Fund litigation, Golden Telecom, Highlands and Union Illinois)
    - Cases regarding valuing preferred stock (Orchard, Metromedia, James)

  • Quasi-Appraisal remedies for disclosure violations (including Orchard case)

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