We have a wide range of experience in all aspects of corporate finance, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law, general corporate law. We also have the capacity to assist many of our clients in locating investment capital.
We represent many companies and investment banking firms in initial and other public offerings, as well as major financings (equity and debt, public and private), acquisitions, proxy fights, leveraged buy-out transactions, reorganizations, friendly and hostile tender offers, going-private transactions, anti-takeover planning, employee stock ownership programs, and the full range of operational and day-to-day business matters that affect a company’s ability to conduct its affairs.
As a result of our representation of venture capital and investment banking firms, we are in a position to refer clients to sources of funds, from “seed” capital to later-stage funding. We frequently assist clients in anticipating, assembling, and presenting the type of information that venture capitalists, investment bankers, and other financing sources require to evaluate a client’s prospects and needs.
We advise on all aspects of compliance with the complex requirements imposed by the SEC, stock exchanges and the NASDAQ stock market -- from the technical aspects of filing periodic reports with the SEC and other regulatory authorities and disseminating proxy materials to shareholders, to the substantive and often sensitive aspects of satisfying public disclosure obligations without unduly disrupting the planning and implementation of strategic business initiatives. We also counsel directors and management about compliance with the special reporting and trading rules applicable to their ownership of their company’s stock. We help develop programs to use stock effectively in incentive compensation plans and transactions with other businesses.