On April 12, San Francisco Partners Meryl Macklin and Seth Frederiksen hosted a webinar on the litigation issues arising from M&A transactions and negotiating provisions related to indemnification of third-party claims.
Macklin and Frederiksen discussed negotiation dynamics, Direct Claims v. Third Party Claims, the obligation of the indemnifying party to defend third party claims, and the rights of the indemnified party to settle third party claims.
Macklin is a trial lawyer with more than 30 years of experience trying and resolving complex business disputes. She has served as lead trial counsel for clients ranging from major corporations to small startups in dozens of high-exposure cases in state and federal courts around the country. Her trial experience has enabled her to develop targeted litigation strategies even when handling cases likely to settle, avoiding unnecessary and costly motion and discovery practice where possible.
Frederiksen is a transactional attorney and regularly advises clients of all sizes, from early-stage and growing technology companies to mature companies, on complex business transactions. He represents a variety of public and private company clients and private business owners in connection with a wide array of transactional matters focusing on acquisition, merger, disposition, joint venture arrangements, strategic alliances, and control and non-control investment by strategic clients.