Smith Anderson partner, Margaret Rosenfeld, recently gave three presentations to different audiences which showcase issues of current concern to both the private and public sectors.
Her presentation to the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (Carolinas Chapter), An Update on ‘Say on Pay’ Proposals, provided practical guidance on ways to avoid Say on Pay restrictions. The MBA corporate governance class at The University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School heard Ms. Rosenfeld discuss compliance issues associated with insider trading. She also recently spoke on Raising Capital for the Privately-Held Business at Representing the Small Business 2008, a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar sponsored by Wake Forest University School of Law.
Based on objective business community, peer and client review, Smith Anderson’s Corporate practice has received widespread recognition as one of the preeminent corporate practices in the Southeast and practice lawyers frequently receive solicitations from business groups, universities and other organizations to share their knowledge with diverse audiences. Recently, The Best Lawyers in America ranked Smith Anderson #1 in Raleigh in several legal areas including Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Securities Law, and Venture Capital Law, and #1 in the State of North Carolina including in Securities Law and Venture Capital Law.
A corporate and securities lawyer, Ms. Rosenfeld’s practice includes public company reporting, corporate governance, public offerings and private placements of securities, corporate investigations (internal and government), mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property protection and licensing as well as general corporation representation. She also assists start-up and growth companies as well as mature companies with legal, business and strategic planning, from contractual assistance such as with licensing agreements, employment agreements and joint venture agreements to assistance with public and private debt and equity financing. An active business community participant, Ms. Rosenfeld currently serves on the boards of the Triangle chapters of the Association of Corporate Governance (ACG) and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Before joining Smith Anderson in 2001, Ms. Rosenfeld practiced corporate, finance and securities law with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, the United Kingdom and Frankfurt, Germany and with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in Tokyo, Japan.