Husch Blackwell is an industry-focused, full-service litigation and business law firm with locations in 19 U.S. cities and in London. National and global leaders are represented in major industries that include energy and natural resources; financial services; food and agribusiness; healthcare, life sciences and education; technology, manufacturing and transportation; and real estate, development and construction.
Understanding your industry is at the core of how we function. We take a fully integrated team approach to deliver greater efficiency and higher value, identifying risks and exploring emerging opportunities to help your business thrive, now and into the future.
Our experience in capital market transactions enables us to help companies deal with the dynamics of capital planning and execute corporate growth strategies. Our Securities attorneys have extensive experience representing publicly held businesses and assisting our clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, including primary and secondary securities offerings, tender offers, private placements, 144A offerings, PIPE transactions, private equity investments, mergers, and stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures.
We regularly advise large and small public companies, their officers and their boards of directors on these transactional matters, as well as on meeting their regulatory and disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and stock exchange listing requirements, including compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and evolving best practices in corporate governance. Our attorneys also provide advice on transactions in securities by insiders and their affiliates and on the securities law aspects of equity compensation plans for employees, officers and directors of both publicly held and privately held businesses. We also have significant experience helping private companies raise capital through Regulation D private placements.
The diversity of our Securities practice affords our clients a sense of confidence in knowing their transactions and compliance issues, whether complex or straightforward, will be handled with proficiency. We regularly address the multifaceted legal issues involved in securities disclosure and regulatory matters, corporate governance and corporate finance transactions.
Several of our attorneys are listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2009 in the areas of Securities Law, Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and Compliance, Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity, and International Trade and Finance. Our attorneys are active members of related committees and sections of the American Bar Association and various state bar associations, as well as the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, the Society of Corporate Secretaries & Governance Professionals, the American College of Mortgage Attorneys, the Commercial Mortgage Securities Association and the Chartered Realty Investor Society. Many of our attorneys have spoken on a range of corporate and securities/capital markets topics, as well as published articles on related subjects.