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William (Bill) Hadler counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, securities offerings and general corporate matters. Bill has advised public and private companies, as well as private equity funds and their portfolio companies, in connection with mergers, acquisitions and divestitures across multiple industries, including health care, specialty retail, consumer products and financial services. Read William Hadler's full bio.

The end of a year and beginning of the next generally starts the countdown to the public company proxy season. But before moving into 2018, registrants would be well served by first looking back to the guidance that came out of the SEC at the end of 2017.

During the last quarter, the SEC staff had their hands full preparing for new standards impacting registrants’ filings this year, keeping pace with tax reform, tweaking the shareholder proposal process and corralling a burgeoning cryptocurrency market.

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