In today’s hostile marketplace, executives are more vulnerable than ever to attacks by activist shareholders. This often includes direct attacks on their compensation, life’s work and even personal wealth. Activist shareholders have been able to effectively divest companies that they have taken over from the entire executive teams that have built those companies from the ground up. This should be a dire warning to any executive in the United States today, indicating that it is absolutely imperative to surround themselves with the most competent legal team available, ensuring that they too will not fall victim to the same clever ploys that activist shareholders have used in the past to effectively dismiss without pay top executives.
Jeremy Goldstein has become famous the country over as one of the top executive compensation attorneys over the last 20 years. Over that same period, he has worked with some of the largest and most prominent law firms in the country including Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz. This experience has given him the opportunity to work on some of the most important and complex cases in recent corporate history. Among the cases that Goldstein has successfully litigated are included the Kmart acquisition of Sears Robuck, the Verizon merger with Alltel and the Phillips Petroleum acquisition of Conoco, among many others.
But recently, Goldstein has decided to set out on his own, forming his own legal practice, Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates. One of the first steps of Goldstein has taken is having his name added to the Lawyer Referral and Information System, a service run by the New York State Bar Association that connects those seeking legal counsel with some of the state’s top legal talent. This is in addition to Goldstein’s many other credentials, including a Juris Doctor in law from New York University, and a long tenure with the aforementioned Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, one of the nation’s preeminent law firms.
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