Clifford E. Neimeth has 33 years of experience designing, negotiating, managing and completing complex M&A transactions having an aggregate value in excess of several hundred billion dollars for public company acquirors, sellers and investors; boards of directors and special committees; controlling stockholders; private equity sponsors; hedge funds; and distressed issuers. Such transactions include cash mergers and acquisitions; stock-for-stock business combinations, strategic mergers; mergers-of-equals; proxy fights, corporate control battles and takeover defense; going-private transactions and sponsored buyouts; auctions; divestitures and spin-offs; topping bids; Chapter 11 reorganizations and recapitalizations; and Revlon, Unocal, entire fairness, deal protection and disclosure litigation matters. Cliff also represents financial advisory firms and fairness opinion providers in public M&A transactions.
Cliff leads multi-disciplinary legal and commercial deal teams in a wide-variety of public M&A transactions and corporate governance matters and routinely advises public company boards, special committees and executive management teams regarding their fiduciary duties, corporate governance best practices and M&A deal structures, strategies and negotiating techniques.
Cliff is a recognized keynote speaker and panelist at national business conferences and legal seminars. Cliff is routinely published and is quoted frequently in business and social media, law journals and professional texts regarding the fiduciary duties of corporate directors; M&A deal structures and strategies; deal protections and negotiating techniques; takeover defense; Delaware fiduciary litigation; corporate governance best practices; and stockholder activism matters.