Clifford E. Neimeth

Clifford E. Neimeth has 29 years of experience designing, structuring, negotiating, managing and completing public M&A transactions having more than $150 billion in aggregate value for deal principals, including public company acquirors, sellers and investors; boards of directors and special committees; controlling stockholders; private equity sponsors; hedge funds; and distressed issuers, in cash mergers and acquisitions; complex business combinations, strategic mergers and MOEs; stockholder activism, proxy fights, contests for corporate control, hostile takeovers and takeover defense; going-private, MBO and LBO transactions; auctions; divestitures; topping bids; issuer restructurings, 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 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 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 has been published and quoted frequently in the business media, law journals and other texts regarding the fiduciary duties of directors; M&A deal structures and strategies; deal protection techniques; takeover defense; Delaware fiduciary litigation; corporate governance best practices; and stockholder activism.

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Areas of Practice 1) Public Company Mergers and Acquisitions, 2) Business Combinations, 3) Sponsored Buyouts, 4) Going-Private Transactions, 5) Corporate Takeovers and Control Contests, 6) Stockholder Activism, 7) Fiduciary Duty Litigation and 8) and Corporate Governance
Law School J.D., summa cum laude, University of Bridgeport School of Law, 1985
Education B.B.A., Finance, City University of New York at Baruch College, 1982
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York,state bar of Arizona
Most recent firm Greenberg Traurig LLP
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