Minor Myers

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law
Corporate Litigation
Mergers & Acquisitions
Corporate Finance

B.A., Connecticut College
J.D., Yale Law School

Professor Minor Myers in Wall Street Journal’s MoneyBeat Blog on ‘Appraisal Arbitrage’


Professor Minor Myers discusses another case of “appraisal arbitrage,” a legal strategy that allows hedge funds to make lucrative bets on takeover deals.

Professor Minor Myers Selected for Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum


A paper by Professor Minor Myers was selected for the prestigious Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, held at Harvard Law School on June 16-17.

Professor Minor Myers Co-Authors New York Times Article on Shareholder Litigation


Professor Minor Myers co-authored the “Another View” column in the Dealbook section of The New York Times on April 16.

Reuters: RPT-INSIGHT-Hedge funds hot "appraisal" strategy for deals may become a lot less appealing


Professor Minor Myers cites one of the largest appraisal actions ever in this article on likely changes coming to a legal strategy that allows hedge funds to make lucrative bets on takeover deals.

Reuters: Chancery Court backs ‘appraisal arbitrage.’ Good for shareholders?


Professor Minor Myers is quoted, and his forthcoming article “Appraisal Arbitrage and the Future of Public Company M&A” is referenced in this examination of whether appraisal arbitrage is good for shareholders.

Professor Minor Myers Details New Perspectives on Stockholder Litigation

Professor Minor Myers, who focuses his scholarship on corporate governance and stockholder litigation, recently co-authored a new article forthcoming in the Ohio State Law Journal exploring whether the merits matter in suits brought by stockholders to challenge mergers.

Professor Minor Myers Comments on HP Shareholder Suit in New York Times

Professor Minor Myers recently spoke to the New York Times about the outcome of a shareholders’ suit against HP.

Forthcoming Paper on Appraisal Rights by Professor Minor Myers Highlighted in New York Times

The New York Times DealBook blog recently discussed the trend of exercising appraisal rights, which allow shareholders in the midst of an acquisition to request a court’s assessment of share values. The article highlighted a paper co-written by BLS Professor Minor Myers and former BLS Professor Charles Korsmo, now at Case Western Reserve Law School, that explores the benefits of appraisal remedies during public company mergers.

Professor Minor Myers Featured in NY Times Article on Shareholder Activism


Professor Minor Myers was featured today in the New York Times for a draft paper that he is co-authoring with Charles Korsmo, a former visiting associate professor at BLS. The article highlights their findings – taken from a work-in-progress titled Appraisal Arbitrage and the Future of Public Company M&A – on the “skyrocketing” number of appraisal rights actions.

Professor Minor Myers’ Article on Retired Supreme Court Justices Cited in Washington Post


Professor Minor Myers’ article, “The Judicial Service of Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justices,” 32 Journal of Supreme Court History 46 (2007), was prominently cited in a recent Washington Post article.

Professor Minor Myers on the Frustrations of U.S. Shareholders in the Financial Times

In a recent Financial Times article, Professor Minor Myers commented on new options for frustrated U.S. shareholders. Whereas unhappy investors once felt their only choices were to sell their stock or sue the company, the SEC has begun to force boards of directors to properly respond to their majority holders.

Visiting Assistant Professor Myers Editorializes About Globalization of Olympics

In “How Freedom Turned Talent into Olympic Gold,” co-writers George L. Priest and Professor Minor Myers compare the success of various countries in the 2008 Summer Olympics to economic globalization. Published in the Wall Street Journal, the article explores the similarities between cornering different athletic fields with cornering different economic markets.