Significant corporate transactions involve a complicated set of business, legal, regulatory, and governance issues. It is imperative to engage sophisticated counsel that can help you balance and resolve these issues in order to achieve your goals in a timely, commercial, and cost-effective manner.
Our Transactions & Advisory Group (TAG) offers clients an efficient and integrated legal solution for executing transactions. TAG is a collaborative unit composed of senior partners and practitioners with a deep understanding of complex business strategies and extensive experience in five core areas:
TAG lawyers regularly work with others from across our firm, including colleagues specializing in employment and benefits, executive compensation, tax, antitrust, life sciences, and technology. Their goal–whether advising clients on complex financing matters, capital raising, transaction negotiations, financing and debt structures, management of shareholder issues, or regulatory demands–is to provide savvy, actionable counsel geared to the complex, fast-paced demands of corporate transactions.
James O’Grady comments for Forbes on the initial public offering (IPO) by Medallia, which saw its stock price rise 76 percent on its first day of trading. Observing that, on the first day of an IPO, it can be difficult to assess whether the IPO pricing was appropriate, O’Grady says, “A stock trading up early on will typically trigger underwriters exercising their ‘greenshoe,’ or overallotment option, to buy up more shares–additional proceeds that do go to the issuing company, though at the lower (and more dilutive price).”