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
Trust preferred securities offering for New York Community Bancorp Inc.
Represented New York Community Bancorp Inc. in connection with its redemption of $80.0 of trust preferred securities and subsequent issuance of more
Simultaneous roll-up/combination of nine companies and initial public offering to form an NYSE-listed public company
Represented principal founding company and sponsor of the roll-up/combination of nine private companies and simultaneous initial public offering and 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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