The issues confronting the Securities and Exchange Commission, the courts, Congress, and securities and corporate lawyers regarding tender offers are examined in this timely collection of commentaries. New data is introduced on how to regulate tender offers and proxy contests for control of publicly held companies. In addition, the constitutional dimensions of state anti-takeover statutes, target managements's conduct in fending off hostile bidders, the SEC's advisory committee report of recommendations on tender offers and SEC tender offer rules are reviewed. Insider trading in the tender offer context and proposals for tender offer reform are also explored. Readers will learn what states are doing to regulate takeovers and what inside counsels should suggest when their firms become targets. They will also discover how target management's conduct is viewed and where further regulation will be most likely to occur.