Nixon Peabody’s Securities practice has extensive experience assisting clients with all aspects of securities law and corporate finance in diverse industries and markets, both U.S. and international. Whether clients are considering a public offering or private placement; equity, debt, or convertible securities financing; or a going-private transaction, or require advice with respect to corporate governance, securities compliance, or disclosure matters, our attorneys can provide the knowledgeable and experienced representation they need. Nixon Peabody’s leadership in providing proactive securities insights and counsel stems from our unique, team-oriented approach to serving client issuers, investors, underwriters, and investment banks. In recent years, we have brought value to clients as lead counsel on more than 160 public offerings (including offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S) and more than 600 private placements that raised billions of dollars.
A client-focused partner
We are deeply committed to providing uncompromising client service by building long-term relationships with our clients based on our intimate understanding of their specific business objectives and opportunities. In addition to working with public and private companies in a wide array of industries—including life sciences, manufacturing, telecommunications, media/ communications, digital media, real estate (including REITs), financial services, and other industries—we also serve underwriters, banks, and venture capital firms.
Securities Exchange Act requirements
Our attorneys regularly assist publicly held companies with issues involving disclosure and periodic reporting requirements, corporate communications, stockholder meetings and proxy statements, regulation FD legal requirements, securities trading by directors and officers, tender offers and tender offer responses, and mergers and acquisitions discussions.
Initial public offerings
Since our team views the public offering as a process, rather than an event, we counsel our clients on the issues they need to address well in advance of the public offering to maximize the potential for success. We are experienced in initial and follow-on public offerings, and have also represented issuers in a number of substantial public debt offerings.
Nixon Peabody has broad experience counseling corporate officers, directors, auditors, corporate governance committees, special committees, and oversight committees on all aspects of corporate leadership, management, public reporting, and litigation defense. We also help companies anticipate, detect, manage, and avoid problems whenever possible, and our response to litigation or enforcement activity is swift and effective.
- Excellence in Law
Daily Record | April 18, 2013
Rochester public company transactions associate John Moragne is among the “Up & Coming Attorneys” recognized by the Daily Record as part of its annual “Excellence in Law” program.
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- Meet 39 Newly Minted Partners at Boston's Top Law Firms
Boston Business Journal | January 11, 2013
New Boston partners Kelly Babson (Public Company Transactions), Jeff Gilbreth (Labor & Employment), Danielle Pelot (Government Investigations & White Collar Defense) and Amy Pugliano O’Keefe (Global Business & Transactions) are featured in this coverage.