Author: Jill McLeod

Jill McLeod

Jill is a partner in Dorsey’s corporate group. She has more than two decades of U.S. and international legal experience, including extensive work in acquisitions and general corporate law. In her practice, Jill represents buyers and sellers of businesses and separate assets within businesses. She serves as outside general counsel consulting on strategic issues for many of her clients, and advises clients on corporate governance, financings, project development, risk management, and more.

Impacts of COVID-19 on Food, Beverage and Agribusiness M&A

The current macro and micro dynamics in the food and ag sector are rapidly shifting and uncertain, particularly in today’s world of the coronavirus. From a changing regulation and political environment to generational succession planning challenges, change and unknowns are creating both challenges and opportunities. As a result, consolidation in the food and ag sector is occurring at an unprecedented rate.  On March 25, 2020 Dorsey partner Michael Droke presented a webinar addressing the impacts of Coronavirus/COVID-19 on the M&A...

Effective Collaboration with the Governor Nets Pragmatic Solution to COVID-19 Corporate Issues in Alaska

On March 19, Dorsey attorneys successfully obtained an emergency order from the Governor of the State of Alaska, which temporarily suspends certain state laws during the coronavirus public health crisis, and allows all Alaska corporations to hold virtual and hybrid (in-person and communications equipment) annual shareholder meetings on short notice. Every Alaska corporation must have an annual shareholder meeting, and Alaska Statutes require corporations to hold in-person annual shareholder meetings (AS 10.06.405). Most other states allow virtual or hybrid meetings,...