Corporate & Securities


In today's global economy, organizations are faced with a dizzying array of compliance and disclosure requirements, including evolving SEC rules and disclosure requirements, 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, and serve as outside general counsel to both privately-held and publicly-traded companies.

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 numerous articles on corporate and securities law.

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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Josh Oberman, Andrea Lawrence Join as Partners - Jun 4, 2024
Karl Frederic, Christopher Dean, Justin DiCicco Represent Cannabis Dispensary Township Green LLC - Mar 25, 2024
Tony Coscia Named to the ROI-NJ 2023 Real Estate Influencers - Nov 17, 2023
Windels Marx Ranked by Best Law Firms® in 2024 - Nov 2, 2023
Best Lawyers in America 2024 Recognizes 30 Windels Marx Lawyers, 14 "Ones to Watch", 3 "Lawyers of the Year" - Aug 17, 2023
NJBIZ Announces the '23 Edition of Power Law 50 - Tony Coscia at #2 - Jul 25, 2023
NJBIZ Announces 2023 Power 100, Tony Coscia Honored - Feb 20, 2023
ROI-NJ Names Tony Coscia Among the Influencers: Power List 2023 - Feb 9, 2023
Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 25 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch, 4 Lawyers of the Year - Aug 18, 2022
ROI-NJ Announces Influencers: Law List for '22 - Tony Coscia Recognized - Jul 28, 2022
NJBIZ Announces the '22 Edition of Power Law 50 - Tony Coscia at #2 - Jul 25, 2022
Jonathan Gray and Team Complete Sale of Natreon, Inc. to Kerry Group - Apr 4, 2022
Ann Marie Curd Joins Windels Marx as Counsel - Mar 30, 2022
Jonathan Kret Promoted to Partner - Mar 18, 2022
Windels Marx Named to the 2022 Roster of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Nov 4, 2021
Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 22 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch - Aug 19, 2021
Windels Marx Named to the 2021 Roster of U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" - Nov 5, 2020
Best Lawyers in America 2021 Recognizes 22 Windels Marx Lawyers, 9 Ones to Watch, 4 Lawyers of the Year - Aug 20, 2020
COVID-19 - NJ Governor Murphy Taps Tony Coscia for the Restart and Recovery Commission - Apr 28, 2020
Windels Marx Announces Leon A. Yel as Partner - Sep 5, 2019
Best Lawyers in America 2020 Recognizes 16 Windels Marx Lawyers - Aug 15, 2019
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

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Back when Big Blue was in its infancy, Windels Marx was counsel to IBM when it incorporated in the early 1900s.

For 2024, Windels Marx is ranked in the Metropolitan Tier 1 (New Jersey) category for Corporate Law and the Metropolitan Tier 3 (New Jersey) category for Corporate Governance Law. Visit the Best Law Firms directory and learn more about Windels Marx recognition.