University of Texas, School of Law. Photo Credit: University of Texas School of Law University of Texas, School of Law. Photo Credit: University of Texas School of Law

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell partner Melissa DiVincenzo is scheduled to co-present a session at the University of Texas’ Mergers and Acquisitions Institute on Oct. 5.

DiVincenzo’s session is titled “More Kicking and Screaming: Developments in Drag Alongs and Other Minority Stockholder Squeeze Out Techniques.” Panelists will provide perspectives from the standpoint of both the minority ownership and the majority ownership, in a discussion on planning for, implementing and, as necessary, resolving disputes related to situations involving minority ownership stakes. Speakers will also review recent developments and current best practices in dealing with issues that range from orderly process to confrontation, according to a press announcment from Morris Nichols.

The University of Texas’s annual institute is a two-day conference that features speakers on deal trends, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A.

DiVincenzo provides advice on corporate governance matters and private and public corporate transactions, including initial public offerings, mergers, asset sales, domestications, dissolutions and financing transactions. Her work also involves guiding Delaware corporations on the requirements of the Delaware General Corporation Law, counseling boards of directors and board committees with respect to fiduciary duties and providing formal legal opinions on issues of Delaware law. DiVincenzo has represented Fortune 500 companies, retailers, energy companies, agriculture and food businesses, technology companies, and many others on matters of Delaware law.