Corporate & Securities
In today's global economy, organizations are faced with a dizzying array of compliance and disclosure requirements, including SEC and Sarbanes-Oxley Act rules, stock exchange listing standards, and other federal, state, and international corporate and securities laws and regulations.
Our Corporate & Securities Practice Group has extensive experience guiding clients of all sizes through this maze of legal obligations. At the same time, we never lose sight of the underlying business goals and strategies that drive those obligations. We recognize that contracts, regulatory filings, and other legal documents are not ends in themselves - rather, they are tools for achieving a client's business needs. With that in mind, we draw on our vast practical experience and industry knowledge to craft legal solutions that meet those needs.
Our diverse client list ranges from individuals and closely held businesses to publicly traded companies and large, multinational corporations. We also represent technology startups, not-for-profit entities, financial institutions, and foreign clients investing in the U.S. We provide securities advice and assistance to brokerage firms, underwriters, corporate issuers, investment managers, institutional purchasers, and individuals.
As recognized practitioners in corporate and securities transactions, our attorneys are frequently asked to teach courses and seminars on mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, and project finance. Members of the group have also written books and published articles on corporate and securities law, including The McGraw-Hill Guide to Acquiring and Divesting Businesses.
Several attorneys in the group have experience working as in-house corporate counsel and in governmental regulatory agencies, bringing a valuable, practical perspective to the legal issues they confront.
Key Areas of Concentration
- Mergers & Acquisitions
- Corporate Formation & Finance
- Corporate Governance
- General Corporate Matters
Attorneys in the Corporate & Securities Practice Group work closely with colleagues in the Firm's other Practice Groups, including Bankruptcy & Creditor's Rights; Environmental Law; Financial Transactions; Governmental Relations; Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution; Real Estate, and Intellectual Property,Technology & E-Commerce, providing clients with comprehensive representation.
Charles Damato Recognized by AI Magazine for M&A, Commodities and More - Aug 30, 2018
Arlene Koutras Joins Windels Marx as Special Counsel - Jul 13, 2018
Bob Schwartz Quoted on Impact of JOBS Act on Small New Jersey Banks - May 22, 2012
Bob Schwartz Quoted on New Trading Auction System for Shares of Privately Held Community Banks - Apr 13, 2012
Bob Schwartz Quoted on Regulatory Impact for Small Banks - Feb 13, 2012
Bob Schwartz Quoted on OCC's Steps to Ensure NJ Bank Can Address Anti-Money Laundering - Dec 6, 2011
Charles Hamilton Quoted in NY Times on Harlem School of the Arts - Dec 6, 2011
Gary Walsh, Maryann Kicenuik and Team Close a $100.6 Million Restructuring Financing - Aug 15, 2011
COVID-19 - NJ Legislature Bill To Assist Small Businesses Clears Senate - Mar 19, 2020
NJBIZ Profiles Cannabis Law, Karl Frederic - Sep 18, 2019
Karl Piirimae Recaps MJBizCon, Legislative Developments for NJ Cannabis Insider - Dec 6, 2018
Karl Piirimae Explores the New Jersey Green Rush in Guest Column for NJ Cannabis Insider - Aug 30, 2018
Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 by Scott Matthews - Jun 15, 2016
Michele Arbeeny, Mike Moriarty on the New York Nonprofit Revitalization Act of 2013 - May 13, 2014
The JOBS Act - Impact on Community Banks - Mar 29, 2012
Requirements on Secondary Market Disclosure Filings After U.S. Downgrade by Standard & Poor's by Gary Walsh and Laurie Schwartz - Aug 15, 2011