In-House Counsel and Corporate Spin-Offs: Overseeing Governance and Disclosures, Reducing Liabilities

A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, March 29, 2019

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This CLE webinar will guide corporate counsel on the corporate spin-off process. The panel will cover the conditions under which a spin-off may make sense for a corporation and legal issues to be handled or overseen by corporate counsel such as separation of assets and liabilities, management and board of directors for the spin-off company, and disclosure preparation.


In recent years, large companies have been spinning off parts of their portfolios. A spin-off is a transaction in which a publicly-traded parent company distributes the shares of the spin-off company to its shareholders, creating a new, independent publicly-traded entity. The decision to undertake a spin-off is a significant strategic decision by a board of directors, and each step of the process is intensely law-driven.

For in-house counsel, even smaller spin-off projects can be massively complicated and may involve a number of legal and compliance considerations. They must be knowledgeable on how to identify and manage any problems that may arise during the spin-off process.

Common issues that need to be addressed in a spin-off may include governance issues, legal liability for the parent and spin-off companies, transparency and disclosure of information related to the spin-off decision, securities filings, and tax issues.

Listen as our distinguished panel guides corporate counsel on how to navigate the many legal issues involved in a corporate spin-off transaction. Our panel will discuss common issues, how to mitigate liability and best practices for in-house counsel.



  1. Overview of corporate spin-off transactions
  2. Discussion of common legal issues that arise during a spin-off
  3. Disclosure requirements
  4. Best practices for in-house counsel


The panel will review these and other relevant topics:

  • What is a corporate spin-off and when are they a good idea?
  • What are some of the common legal issues that must be handled by in-house counsel during a spin-off?
  • What disclosures are required during a spin-off transaction?
  • What are best practices for in-house counsel managing a spin-off?


Presten, Chip
Chip Presten

Mercer Thompson

Mr. Presten epresents clients in private equity transactions, acquisition and divestiture of public and private...  |  Read More

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