Governance & Fiduciary Duties

The lawyers at Upton & Hatfield regularly counsel business owners, boards, and management of both for-profit enterprises and non-profit organizations on a broad range of governance matters that confront companies and their leadership. We provide experience and practical solutions in guiding clients through the complex and often divisive issues involving governance of companies.

Our lawyers represent and counsel owners, boards, and management regarding:

  • Board and committee structure, composition, authority, and duties
  • Bylaws, operating agreements, charters, and policies
  • Board functioning, procedures, and best practices
  • Board and leadership evaluation, compensation, and succession planning
  • Conflict of interest policies and disclosure
  • Related party and pecuniary benefit transactions
  • Board role and evaluation in regard to sale and buy-out transactions
  • Actions asserting breach of duties, misconduct, and non-compliance

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