Miami Daily Business Review

    November 2008

    Investors’ anxiety over the global credit crisis and the collapse of confidence in financial markets means public companies should be prepared for more aggressive investor focus on financial performance, corporate governance and, to a lesser extent, corporate social responsibility. In this column for Miami Daily Business Review, part of its “Special Report: Corporate Governance,” Thomas R. McGuigan, partner, and Melissa A. Plotsky, associate at Squire Sanders’ West Palm Beach office, describe how corporate leaders who reach out to shareholders by anticipating their needs and engaging them are much more likely to come through the crisis with their company-shareholder relationships intact. By anticipating shareholder concerns and addressing and resolving them directly, companies can focus on business.

    Published in Miami Daily Business Review, November 17, 2008.