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Steve Hecht is a go-to trial lawyer for hedge funds, institutional investors, family offices, university endowments, venture funds and other investors interested in utilizing the legal process to create value for their own investors. Whether by activist litigation, fiduciary duty claims, or appraisal and other valuation strategies, Steve has extensive experience across the gamut of options for shareholders.  He regularly tries cases in Delaware Chancery Court and around the country for clients seeking outsized returns. Steve is a partner of Rolnick Kramer Sadighi LLP.

IRS & Business Taxation of the Cannabis Industry

The valuation of companies in the ever-growing cannabis space has become an increasing area of focus within this valuation sphere.  Cannabis presents a highly unique valuation landscape given the regulatory environment, increasing popular acceptance of recreational as well as medical usage, and the expanding product mix as between flower, oils and edibles, and challenges and

Delaware’s Governor has made a double nomination to fill departing Chief Justice Leo Strine Jr.’s seat on the Delaware Supreme Court.  Current Delaware Supreme Court Justice Collins J. Seitz Jr. has been nominated to take the role of Chief, and Vice Chancellor Tamika Montgomery-Reeves has been nominated to fill Justice Seitz’s seat.

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By a July 19, 2019 ruling, Vice Chancellor Slights set the fair value of Jarden Corporation at its unaffected market price of $48.31, below the $59.21 per share value of cash and stock that Newell Rubbermaid had paid to acquire it. The court also performed a DCF analysis that corroborated its valuation. The court

Legal news site Law360 published this analysis [$$$] about whether, in light of Aruba, it’s time for a new “checklist” on appraisal. The core takeaway is something academics have been observing over time: appraisal is growing closer to breach of fiduciary duty litigation – and the space between the two types of cases is