This webinar series is for CEOs, board members and professional service providers of pre-IPO and small-cap companies. The webinars provide frank, implementable recommendations regarding critical, recurring small-cap issues from the perspective of a former institutional investor.
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5 Most Common Reasons Why Third Creek’s Small-Cap Clients Switch Law Firms (Spoiler Alert: Billing and Service Aren’t on the List)
Prior to my tenure as an institutional investor, I was a large-firm lawyer and in-house counsel. Consequently, I spend a lot of time discussing legal services with my firm’s clients. I increasingly see small-cap companies changing law firms, and the reasons for them leaving those mid- and large-sized firms actually has nothing to do with billing rates or service/responsiveness.
My takeaway from hearing the repetitive concerns of CEOs, and also speaking to many attorneys, is that there is a pretty substantive disconnect in the marketplace. Put differently, many of the partners with whom I speak (and the associates who support them) don’t have an accurate rendering of why their clients leave for other firms. The goal of the webinar is to speak frankly to partners and associates from mid- and large-sized firms about what I hear from my firm’s clients so that law firms can both retain and garner more small-cap corporate work.
July 2017 Webinar
“Smarter Growth Starts in the Boardroom: 5 Steps To Determining Who Should Be on Your Board… From an Investor’s Perspective”
The Problem: 75% of shareholder activist campaigns are waged against small-cap companies every year. Those investors know that existential risks lurk around every corner in your companies. They also know that when small-cap boards fail to manage those risks effectively, it can be value-destroying… quickly. That’s why investors are so fixated on your board composition. Unfortunately, when small-cap companies ask lawyers and consultants to help them strategize about boards, the answers are needlessly complex and seem to ignore the fact that small-caps have limited resources.
The Solution: The goal of this webinar is for CEOs and board members of pre-IPO and small-cap companies to receive – for the first time – frank, actionable, cost-effective advice regarding precisely how institutional investors think about who should (and shouldn’t) be on your boards. The source for the information? A former institutional investor, who literally wrote the book on small-cap boardrooms.