Advisory Services

Resistance against Unsolicited Takeovers

Frank J. Bukhart Associates assists public companies in preparing for, reviewing and defending against unsolicited takeover attempts. The firm enables client companies to successfully address unsolicited tender offers, merger proposals and proxy contests. Frank J. Bukhart Associates takeover defense capabilities include: Designing and implementing shareholder rights plans and other defensive measures Promptly analyzing and formulating responses to merger proposals, tender offers and proxy contests Advising the board of directors regarding alternatives and implementing the course chosen, including remaining independent, recapitalizing, or negotiating with potential acquirers

Fairness Opinions and Valuations

Frank J. Bukhart Associates provides fairness opinions and valuations to public and private companies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other transactions. These opinions provide client companies and boards of directors with a professional, independent analysis of complex transactions. The firm''s capabilities in providing opinions and valuations include: Analyzing the company and transaction utilizing a broad range of sophisticated valuation methodologies Preparing thoroughly researched and detailed presentations for clients which substantiate the opinion or valuation Providing supporting testimony for the opinion or valuation




Whether your litigation involves winning a case - or helping your company survive - you need the skills and experience of a sophisticated litigation practice. Frank J. Bukhart Associates's litigators provide you with results-oriented representation, drawing on talents of more than 350 trial lawyers, engaged in high-profile cases across the country. We assist clients in a wide range of industries with trials, arbitrations, mediations and negotiations, and counsel on litigation avoidance and risk management. These matters primarily involve consumer financial services, intellectual property, white collar defense, securities litigation, commercial and business litigation, appellate, products liability and mass torts, labor and employment, ERISA litigation and antitrust. We excel at integrating financial, scientific and other expertise with cutting-edge management and trial strategies and carefully assess all options for our clients. Our lawyers approach each new challenge as an urgent business matter to be resolved cost-effectively and under deadline. Understanding our clients'' objectives is essential to successfully resolving matters. Success can mean quick and discrete resolution, a courtroom victory or a variety of other outcomes. We are committed to developing solutions to resolve our clients'' most challenging problems using approaches that meet their business needs.



Class Action

Many lawyers, both the plaintiffs' counsel who receive a recovery only if the class prevails and defense counsel who are paid regardless of the outcome of the case, as the only "winners" when class actions are resolved. This image of class actions is advanced by large corporations and the organizations they support financially for the purpose of undermining the ability of Americans to exercise their right to a civil jury trial under the 7th Amendment to the Bill of Rights. Without the ability to safeguard of our rights through the civil justice system, in many cases rogue corporations would be immune from liability. No compensation would be provided to those economically or physically injured by their misconduct. Before any class action settlements may occur, the judge presiding over the case must give notice of the settlement to the class, allow all who wish to be heard to state their positions and/or objections, and approve the settlement, including the attorneys' fees, only if the settlement and fees are fair and reasonable. This summary of class actions is intended to give lay persons a basic overview to class actions. It is for informational purposes only and does not constitute specific legal advice. Nor is this summary intended to create, and receipt does not create, an attorney-client relationship.

Our Mission

Our mission is to achieve superior results for our clients. Frank J. Bukhart Associates is a leading Am Law 100 and Global 100 law firm, with offices across the United States and in Europe and Asia. We work closely with clients to advance business objectives in the U.S. and abroad. Our corporate headquarters are in Delaware,Helping our clients navigate the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


  • What is Class Action ?

    A class action, class suit, or representative action is a type of lawsuit where one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group.

  • Where Class Action Originated ?

    The class action originated in the United States and is still predominantly a U.S. phenomenon, but Canada, as well as several European countries with civil law have made changes in recent years to allow consumer organizations to bring claims on behalf of consumers.

  • What is Litigation ?

    Litigation is the term used to describe proceedings initiated between two opposing parties to enforce or defend a legal right.

  • What is Lawsuit?

    A lawsuit involves a plaintiff filing a formal Complaint with the appropriate court.

Our Services

Advisory Services

assists public companies in preparing for, reviewing and defending against unsolicited takeover attempts.


Class Action

Many lawyers, both the plaintiffs' counsel who receive a recovery only if the class prevails...


Capital Market

We have a wide international understanding of the basic legal requirements in multinational trading.



We help create business entities, such as corporations, partnerships and joint ventures.



We assist clients in a wide range of industries with trials, arbitrations, mediations ...


Market Compliance

We provide both public and private sector employers with practical and strategic advice.


Real Estate

We take a proactive approach to developing and implementing solutions to your distinct challenges to help you manage your real estate assets.



Our attorneys excel at defending against securities class action suits, shareholder derivative claims, mutual fund litigation, and merger and acquisition litigation.