Jeremy Goldstein warns executives about dangers of activist shareholders

Jeremy Goldstein has become one of the nation’s most prominent executive compensation attorneys. After a career spanning nearly two decades with famed law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen and Katz, Goldstein has decided to leave the life of big-time corporate law. He has elected to strike out on his own, forming his own practice, Jeremy L. Goldstein and Associates.


Goldstein has also successfully had his name added to the Lawyer Referral and Information System, a system that connects those seeking legal counsel with some of the state’s most competent attorneys. The system is run by the New York State Bar Association, the oldest continually operating state bar association in the United States today. Founded in 1876, the New York State Bar Association has been the model upon which most other state bar association throughout the country have been constructed. The New York State Bar Association has more than 72,000 members, representing the state’s top legal talent. With Goldstein having his name added to this prestigious list of the state’s top lawyers, he has made a definitive first step towards becoming the head of his own successful practice.


Goldstein hopes to transfer the same level of high-quality legal counsel that he has provided to some of the largest companies in America too small and medium-sized business owners throughout the state of New York, who often faced the same types of executive compensation conundrums as do their larger counterparts.


One of the areas in which Goldstein has most strenuously warned executives against complacency is in the realm of activist shareholders. Goldstein says that no one could potentially wreak more damage on a vulnerable company then an activist shareholder who gains control of the firm either through proxy or by direct acquisition of shares.


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