Corporate & Securities

Experience

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
  • Securities
  • 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.

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