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REIT Governance, and Activism

Recorded on: Jan. 20, 2017
Running Time: 01:00:18

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Taken from the Web Program Real Estate M&A and REIT Transactions 2017 recorded January, 2017 in New York.

REIT Governance, and Activism [01:00:18]
  • Invoking  Maryland Unsolicited Takeover Act provisions and the opt-in / opt-out decision
  • What is “good corporate governance” in the REIT industry?
  • Will activists play an even greater role in public REITs?   Will proxy advisory firms?
  • Shareholder engagement in the REIT space
  • Board composition at public REITs
  • Ownership limitation provisions – do they serve as anti-takeover devices?
  • Maryland General Corporation Law vs. other jurisdictions

Moderator: David Bonser
Faculty: Samantha Gallagher, James J. Hanks, Sabastian V. Niles, Sherry Rexroad

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  • Getting Nothing for Something
    James J. Hanks, Jr.
  • ISS Releases 2017 Policy Changes: Focus on Bylaws Under Maryland Law (November 21, 2016)
    Mike Seehan, James J. Hanks, Jr.
  • Maryland Legislature Amends the Maryland General Corporation Law and the Maryland REIT Law to Clarify Director and Trustee Duties (April 27, 2016)
    Patsy McGowan, James J. Hanks, Jr., Michael Leber
  • Supreme Court Looks to Citizenship of Shareholders of Maryland Title 8 REITs to Determine Diversity of Citizenship for Access to Federal Courts (March 7, 2016)
    Jeb Cook, Hirsh Ament, James J. Hanks, Jr.
  • ISS Introduces QualityScore (November 8, 2016)
    Mike Sheehan, James J. Hanks, Jr.
  • Barbarians at the (REIT) Gates: REITs Should Be Prepared for a New World Order of Shareholder Activists, Hostile Overtures and Proxy Fights (February 4, 2015)
    John T. Haggerty
  • ISS Proposed 2017 Voting Policy Would Result in Recommendations Against NCG Committee Members of Many REITs (November 2, 2016)
    John T. Haggerty
David W Bonser ~ Hogan Lovells US LLP
Samantha Gallagher ~ Arnold & Porter LLP
James J Hanks, Jr. ~ Venable LLP
Sabastian V Niles ~ Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz
Sherry Rexroad ~ BlackRock
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