Corporate, M&A & Securities
A vast knowledge of intricate laws and practices combined with a personal touch.
Our Corporate, M&A and Securities practice group represents established businesses as well as emerging early and growth stage companies, financial institutions of all types, and strategic and financial buyers and sellers in all aspects of structuring and negotiating business combinations including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, strategic partnerships and corporate reorganizations.
Businesses of all sizes and industries from publicly traded corporations to closely held companies rely on the ability of our corporate attorneys to provide innovative approaches to structuring practical and effective solutions to the challenges facing business owners and entrepreneurs. Our Corporate attorneys are well versed in providing counsel in connection with matters such as forming and growing start-up/emerging companies, devising and executing on exit strategies, helping to ensure smooth control transitions through succession planning and providing legal advice in support of all aspects of their “day-to-day” operations in each case, using a multidisciplinary approach with lawyers from our other practice areas to ensure that the client is provided the most efficient and effective legal service.
We have highly regarded Securities attorneys recognized by the business and financial communities for their sophisticated practices and vast knowledge of the intricate laws and codes governing the widely regulated securities industry including issues arising under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and related SEC regulations, the Commodity Exchange Act and rules of the U.S. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”). Our Securities attorneys represent issuers, hedge funds and other institutional investors, investment banks, placement agents, and financial institutions in a range of securities and financing transactions including private placements, initial public offerings, other public offerings, PIPES and registered direct offerings, and reverse mergers. We regularly assist public companies in’34 Act periodic fillings, ‘33 Act offerings and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and counsel broker-dealers in FINRA compliance issues. We also frequently advise on, and develop, compliance policies and procedures for our clients.