Hill Ward Henderson Shareholder, David S. Felman, served as Moderator, leading the panel discussion on “Break-Ups, Bear-Hugs, and Go-Shops: Responding to a Hostile Approach and Selling a Public Company” at the 8th Annual Southeastern M&A and Private Equity Conference held on October 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. The panel discussion provided attendees with an insider’s view of what it is like inside a hostile takeover from the perspective of the director and the counsel that lived through it. Panel members Bill Baxley with King & Spalding, LLOP, Jeff Maxwell with Raymond James, Page Hoeper with Versar, Inc and Andy Stull with Houlihan Lokey offered insight on strategy, tactics and responsibilities in handling a public company sale. The 8th Annual Southeastern M&A and Private Equity Conference focused on the state of the M&A market and cross border transactions. The conference also featured a private equity roundtable.
Mr. Felman is practice group leader of Hill Ward Henderson’s Corporate & Tax Group. He has practiced banking, corporate, and securities law both in Tampa and in New York City. Mr. Felman’s practice has principally involved securities offerings, venture capital investments, mergers and acquisitions, and representation of public and established and emerging growth companies. His 2012 deals include representing Lifestyle Family Fitness, Inc. in its acquisition by L.A. Fitness and representing SRI/Surgical Express (Nasdaq: STRC) in its acquisition by Synergy Health.