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Private and public capital markets transactions can play a vital role in funding a company’s growth strategy and provide a significant competitive advantage. Accessing the capital markets demands sophisticated legal advisors who are attuned to regulatory and financial markets trends–and who can efficiently negotiate and close the deal.

Our Capital Markets & Securities Group works primarily with issuers and underwriters on the full spectrum of offerings, including:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Confidentially marketed public offerings (CMPOs)
  • Registered directs (RDs)
  • Private investments in public equity (PIPE) transactions
  • At-the-market offerings (ATMs)
  • Convertible equity and debt offerings
  • Other financing strategies

Our partners and other senior practitioners are extensively involved in deals from beginning to end, offering a level of engagement that many other firms do not provide.

The group works closely with clients across a broad range of industries and across various stages in their life cycles as emerging growth and public companies. Major investment banks that underwrite offerings appreciate working with our lawyers, who collectively have closed hundreds of deals and are quickly able to identify and address disruptive factors to smooth the path forward. Issuers, especially those launching their IPOs, appreciate how our team provides both legal insight and business-savvy guidance through this complex process. The group’s ongoing dialogues with the SEC, Nasdaq, and Amex help facilitate solutions if problems arise.

Many of our capital markets lawyers contribute to clients’ strategic success through the firm’s Transactions & Advisory Group. This collaborative unit offers clients an integrated legal solution for executing transactions and managing the related corporate governance and compliance issues.

Practice Leaders

Peter H. Ehrenberg
Chair, Corporate Department

Steven M. Skolnick

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