Melissa Sawyer Authors Article on Advising Buyers in Controlling Stockholder Transactions

May 9, 2012

Ms. Sawyer authored the article, “Advising Buyers in Controlling Stockholder Transactions,” published on May 9 in Securities & Commodities Regulation. The article outlined the risk of litigation that arises in controlling stockholder transactions, the factors that affect the buyer’s economic exposure and steps buyers can take to minimize risks. She wrote, “Buyers of controlled companies have to be prepared to go to war on several fronts at once and, unfortunately, they have to be prepared for economic and reputational risks due to factors that are almost entirely out of their control ... there is no substitute for litigation preparedness and being knowledgeable about the risks.”