Whether navigating complex regulations, structuring and negotiating a deal or simply conducting day-to-day business, public companies are subject to intense scrutiny by regulatory agencies and investors. We assist in all aspects of securities regulation, from ongoing compliance with federal and state securities laws and requirements of the NYSE and other stock exchanges, to handling equity and debt offerings and transactional projects involving securities across a broad spectrum of structures.

We are experienced in a wide variety of complex issues involved with public and private offerings of securities, including the special requirements imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and its progeny, as well as with the broad range of more routine securities matters that arise in the ordinary operations of substantial business enterprises. In addition to securities offerings, we represent clients in major business combinations involving securities, including spin-offs, roll-up transactions, proxy contests, leveraged buy-outs, friendly and hostile tender offers, going-private transactions and anti-takeover planning.

Securities

Experience Highlights

Multiple acquisitions and public offerings for Commercial Federal Corporation
Represented Commercial Federal Corporation in its acquisition of approximately 10 banks and in connection with four underwritten public offerings of more
Underwriter's counsel for Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P. in a $1.1 billion public offering
Represented the underwriter, Sandler O'Neill + Partners L.P., in the $1.1 billion initial public offering of common stock by TFS Financial more
Mutual to stock conversion and IPO of American Financial Holdings Inc.
Represented American Savings Bank in its mutual-to-stock conversion and the related $267.3 million initial public offering by its newly formed more
Proxy contest for Emageon Inc.
Represented Emageon Inc., a publicly traded medical image software developer, in connection with a hostile proxy contest by Oliver Press Partners, more

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