Securities - Corporate

Attorneys in Taft’s Securities (Corporate) practice assist our business clients with all aspects of securities law. We counsel clients on the structuring of public and private securities offerings and merger and acquisition, reorganization, tender offer, and going-private transactions. We also assist in the preparation of necessary filings for these transactions. In connection with extraordinary corporate transactions involving public companies that are not clients of the firm, our attorneys frequently act as counsel to special committees of the board of directors. Our attorneys provide ongoing assistance to public company clients in connection with their reporting and other disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We also assist in the structuring and drafting of stock-based compensation plans and in the negotiation and preparation of employment agreements.

Our attorneys assist our business clients with all aspects of securities law, including compliance with the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the reporting and disclosure requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registration requirements of the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the requirements of state “Blue Sky” laws, and compliance with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ listing requirements.

Several of our attorneys focus primarily on private businesses, ranging from dotcoms to well-established, large corporations. They assist these clients with private placements of securities and other financing transactions. Other members of our department represent venture capital firms and banks.

We assist both our public and private company clients in diverse matters of corporate law providing counsel to senior management, boards of directors, and the committees of public and privately-held companies in connection with corporate governance matters, including capital structuring, buy-sell, and registration rights agreements, and all other matters involving the securities of the entity.

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