When considering how to structure a deal – consider appraisal. That’s one of the takeaways from a detailed M&A presentation by lawyers at Morgan Lewis. As we’ve covered before, the existence of appraisal rights, how they may be exercised, and what percentage of shareholders may exercise appraisal rights are considerations for deal lawyers

Sometimes!  Appraisal is almost always an issue for the shareholders of the target, or seller, corporation.  But, in very rare instances, the shareholders of the acquiring corporation may have appraisal rights.  Enter the 2005 case of Proctor & Gamble and Gillette.  In 2005, Procter & Gamble (P&G) announced a multibillion dollar merger with Gillette, to

While appraisal is typically a creature of statute, appraisal rights can also be a creature of contract–in particular, when an operating agreement, charter, or similar foundational document provides for them (including when a certificate of designation provides for the value of preferred stock). Many states, including New York, allow the members of an LLC–as