Corporate and Securities
We represent publicly and privately held businesses in connection with both specialized and routine corporate legal needs. Mergers, consolidations, reorganizations, recapitalizations, spin-offs, exchange offers, and sales, or acquisitions of assets or controlling blocks of stock form important aspects of our practice. Typically, we assist either the acquirer or the seller in business transactions from the initial stages through negotiation and preparation of the documents necessary for closing the transactions. Our clients frequently operate in highly regulated industries. Consequently, the closing of a merger or acquisition usually involves obtaining the consent of one or more regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over the industries or transactions involved.
We also represent both privately owned and publicly held companies in financial transactions, many of which are regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our securities practice involves not only assisting clients in initial or secondary public offerings of debt or equity securities, but also advising clients with regard to the periodic reporting requirements for public companies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We also represent clients in administrative, compliance, and enforcement matters before the SEC and other federal and state securities and banking regulatory agencies and self-regulatory organizations, such as the FINRA and the NYSE. We also advise boards of directors and committees in connection with corporate governance and securities compliance matters, including issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
We have acted as counsel in connection with a very wide variety of significant corporate and securities transactions in a number of diverse industry groups. For a description of representative corporate and securities transactions which we have handled for our clients, please click on the link below.