Jesse A. Finkelstein Esq.

Richards, Layton & Finger, PA
Finkelstein, Jesse A.

Jesse A. Finkelstein is a Director with Richards Layton & Finger, who has extensive experience advising and representing corporations, directors and significant shareholders. Mr. Finkelstein provides corporate governance, transactional, M&A and control dispute advice to clients, and represents both corporate and individual clients in complex or high-stakes litigation.

A director in the Corporate Department, Mr. Finkelstein also represents special and standing board committees with regard to corporate investigations. He has served as president of Richards, Layton & Finger as well as chair of the firm’s Corporate Department. He is the author of numerous publications.

Mr. Finkelstein earned his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from the Boston College Law School.

He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 38-5th, Appraisal Rights in Mergers and Consolidations.  This portfolio volume examines the statutory appraisal process and the determination of "fair
value." It describes the situations in which, and the stockholders to whom, appraisal rights may be available, and it details the requirements for perfecting these rights. The methods and factors that the courts rely on in valuing shares are analyzed, and litigation aspects of the Delaware appraisal proceeding are discussed. Finally, the extent to which appraisal provides an exclusive remedy under Delaware law and alternatives to the appraisal remedy are examined.