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Morris James partner Lewis Lazarus chaired a panel discussion of three transactional attorneys regarding recent case law involving earn-outs, transaction tax deductions, attorney-client privilege and other issues of importance to deal lawyers in M&A transactions.

The panel presented to the international mergers and acquisitions subcommittee of the business law section of the American Bar Association at its spring meeting on April 14 in Orlando. Panelists included Steven M. Haas of Hunton Andrews Kurth, Rita-Anne O’Neill of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Los Angeles office and Richards, Layton & Finger’s John Mark Zeberkiewicz.

Lazarus, chair of Morris James’ corporate and commercial litigation group, focuses his practice on corporate governance and commercial matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has been lead counsel in trials arising out of mergers and acquisitions, including cases involving the entire fairness standard of review, appraisal, books and records actions, actions to compel annual meetings, and actions to determine who rightfully are the managers of a Delaware entity.