Morris Nichols Partner Patricia Vella Serves as Editor of New Governance Handbook on “The Role of Directors in M&A Transactions”

American Bar Association

The American Bar Association Business Law Section has published a new book titled, The Role of Directors in M&A Transactions: A Governance Handbook for Directors, Management and Advisors. Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell LLP partner Patricia O. Vella is one of four editors of the Handbook that gives directors, management, and legal and financial advisors a framework for providing effective oversight of merger and acquisition deals.

The Handbook is a product of the Joint Task Force on Governance Issues Arising in Business Combination Transactions of the ABA Business Law Section’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance Committees. Tricia served as a co-chair of the Task Force since 2011.

As an editor, Tricia drew on her Delaware corporate law practice and experience providing advice on corporate governance matters and a variety of corporate transactions for publicly traded and privately held corporations.Book Cover of The Role of Directors in M&A Transactions

By exploring the important aspects of a good board process and describing the practical implementation of the directors’ legal duties, the Handbook provides invaluable guidance to boards and management, and the lawyers and bankers advising them, as they plan for and oversee M&A transactions.

Reviews from former judges and leading practitioners applaud the publication as “a must read/must own Handbook that is essential for directors and practitioners in the M&A space,” and describes the content as “comprehensive and readable” providing “a concise and practical analysis of the landscape for M&A transactions tailored to inform and educate directors of both private and public enterprises.”


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