Fishman Haygood L.L.P.
Maureen Gershanik is a partner and a member of Fishman Haygood's Business Section. She practices primarily in the areas of corporate law and governance, securities law, and mergers and acquisitions.
Maureen has an active business transactional and advisory practice. She works with clients on public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, acquisition transactions, restructuring transactions, business separations, new business formations, and other transactions. She also advises a range of public companies and private businesses and counsels boards of directors on corporate governance, securities law compliance, SEC reporting, executive employment matters, and executive compensation.
She has been recognized since 2013 as a leading lawyer in Corporate/M&A practice by Chambers & Partners. Chambers noted that clients consider Maureen an “intelligent and persuasive advocate” who “impresses with her creativeness and ingenuity” and “ability to simplify very complicated regulatory, tax and legal issues.”
Maureen has been active in business law reform efforts in Louisiana and nationally. She is an appointed member of the Corporate Laws Committee of the American Bar Association, which oversees and continually revises the ABA’s Model Business Corporation Act, one of the most significant responsibilities of the ABA’s Business Law Section. She is also a member of the Corporations Committee of the Louisiana Law Institute, which was responsible for the comprehensive revision of the state’s corporation statute that took effect in 2015, and is currently re-drafting the Louisiana limited liability company statute. Maureen is a past Chairperson and Council Member of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Section on Corporate and Business Law. She has been a speaker on securities and corporation law at legal seminars and graduate schools.