Alexander B. Young Esq.

Schiff Hardin LLP
Young, Alexander B.

Alexander B. Young is Partner in the Chicago office of Schiff Hardin LLP where counsels public companies, private companies and private equity firms on their day-to-day corporate activities and guides them through mergers and acquisitions, securities disclosure and compliance matters, securities offerings, and corporate governance and board matters. 

His interdisciplinary practice allows him to work closely with several practice groups at Schiff Hardin, including Labor and Employment, Tax and Real Estate. His ability to identify the needs of his clients allows him to efficiently collaborate with professionals who can maximize his effectiveness as legal counsel.

Mr. Young received his B.A. from The John Hopkins University, an M.A. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.


He is the co-author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 12-6th, The Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  This portfolio describes the process of planning and conducting an annual shareholders' meeting for a public corporation. After discussing the general statutory basis for the meeting, the portfolio explains the legal requirements for an annual meeting and discusses various practical and logistical issues to consider before, during and after the meeting. The portfolio also examines in depth the federal proxy rules, describing the information required to be disclosed, the filing requirements, the procedural rules on shareholder proposals, and the procedural and substantive grounds for excluding shareholder proposals from the proxy materials. The portfolio also discusses the role of proxy solicitors and other third parties who are involved with annual meetings.