Capital Markets & Public Companies

Our capital markets and public companies team counsels public and private companies, funds, underwriters, and other entities in all types of securities transactions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance. We work with our clients to structure transactions from private placements and initial public offerings (IPOs) to large-cap public company follow-on offerings, as well as the securities law aspects of public and private mergers and acquisitions transactions. Our corporate governance experience includes matters relevant to securities transactions and compliance, as well as shareholder activism defense counseling.

We represent clients in nearly every industry, with a strong focus on the energy, financial services, life sciences, real estate investment trust (REIT), manufacturing, retail, shipping and transportation, software, and technology sectors.

More than 20 of our lawyers are alumni of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Our regulatory experience allows us to counsel clients through ordinary and extraordinary regulatory issues, from routine comments, examinations, and inquiries to novel issues, enforcement actions, and complex requests for regulatory relief.