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Michael W Peregrine

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Michael Peregrine represents corporations (and their officers and directors) in connection with governance, corporate structure, fiduciary duties, officer-director liability issues, charitable trust law and corporate alliances. Michael is recognized as one of the leading national practitioners in corporate governance law and is a regular contributor to, where his articles focus on governance concerns.

Michael is outside governance counsel to many prominent corporations, including hospitals and health systems, voluntary health organizations, social service agencies, colleges and universities, and health insurance companies. Clients seek Michael’s counsel on matters relating to board conduct, structure, effectiveness, composition and controversy, as well as on internal and external/regulatory challenges to governance. He serves frequently as special counsel in connection with confidential internal board reviews and investigations. He regularly advises boards on complex business transactions, including more than 125 change-of-control transactions in his 39-year career.

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Regular contributor on corporate governance topics to The New York Times’ “Deal Book” feature. Authors a monthly publication, “Corporate Law and Governance Newsletter.” Co-author of the three corporate governance compliance white papers published jointly by the Office of Inspector General (Department of Health and Human Services) and the American Health Lawyers Association.