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Forrest Neal

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Forrest Neal is a business lawyer assisting companies and investors with venture capital and private equity investments, merger and acquisitions, public offerings and commercial transactions.


Forrest also advises clients on various legal and business matters, including entity formation, corporate governance, partnership matters, tax, capitalization, equity compensation, capital raising and customer contracts.


LLM, University of Florida; JD, University of Florida Levin College of Law; BS, University of Arizona

United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Venture capital and emerging companies

Within: Next generation lawyers

Forrest Neal - DLA Piper LLP (US)

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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