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Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State

Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State is a program of The Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. The nonpartisan program aims to further the study of capital markets and corporate law. The program hosts multiple events throughout the year in Columbus and key financial centers. These events generate open and vigorous exchange about the leading problems and issues dealmakers face and are commonly co-sponsored by private organizations.

RECENT EVENTS

Fall 2013 Speakers

September 1, 2013

The Capital Markets Speaker Series brings in leading academics and practitioners to address students in the Capital Markets Seminar taught by Professor Steven Davidoff. Program faculty also attend and ... ›› Read More

Shareholder Roundtable: Incentives For Activist Board Nominees

December 5, 2013

DECEMBER 5, 2013 / NEW YORK, NEW YORK Hosted by:  TIAA-CREF, Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State, and the Widener Institute of Delaware Corporate and Business Law. The issue of incentives provided ... ›› Read More

Nancy Staudt

November 5, 2013

November 5, 2013, 12:10pm, Vorys Faculty Lounge The Supercharged IPO” Law and Capital Markets @ Ohio State Tax Colloquium series welcomes Nancy Staudt, Edward G. Lewis Chair in Law and Public ... ›› Read More

SPOTLIGHT/NEWS

A Buyout Offer That Raises Questions of Board Fairness and Duty

Steven M. Davidoff

Professor Steven Davidoff wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about the American Financial Group trying to buy out minority shareholder National Interstate Corporation. Davidoff writes that the American Financial Group is making a myriad of mistakes in their attempt.

"If you happen to control a public company and want to buy out the remaining shareholders, avoid the mistakes made by the American Financial Group in its attempt to squeeze out the minority at the National Interstate Corporation," he writes.

The Final Battle for a REIT May Be Drawing Near

Steven M. Davidoff

Professor Steven Davidoff wrote an op-ed for the New York Times about Corvex Management and Related Fund Management's battle to control Commonwealth REIT. Barry M. Portnoy and his son, Adam D. Portnoy, who currently manage the company, have employed a variety of tactics to prevent this from happening, An upcoming vote will have large ramifications, Davidoff writes.

"The vote on March 20 is a milestone, but if the Portnoys lose and CommonWealth’s directors are unseated, it is at best only the beginning of the end for CommonWealth shareholders as they continue to wait for the Portnoys to decide the shareholders’ fate," he said.

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