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Members of the firm's Securities Law practice regularly advise clients in connection with registration, reporting and compliance matters under federal and state securities laws and regulations.

Our securities attorneys have extensive experience in private placements of debt and equity securities; mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; stock exchange compliance and general corporate governance matters; and the negotiation and documentation of a wide range of business transactions.

The firm's Securities Law practice addresses the needs of international, national and New England-based businesses. We offer services to corporations, partnerships, LLC's, business trusts, joint ventures, sole proprietorships and charitable organizations. Our clients represent all major industry groups ranging from manufacturing, high tech, and defense contractors to health care and the hospitality industry.

We advise both sellers and buyers in all kinds of merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions, ranging from the purchase and sale of small family-owned businesses to mergers of large publicly-owned companies, both domestic and foreign. The firm has extensive experience in assisting sellers and buyers in their tax planning and in guiding clients through the potential antitrust consequences of these transactions.

Our securities attorneys regularly advise closely-held businesses in need of debt and equity financing in connection with structuring and completing capital raising transactions that are exempt from federal and state registration requirements. We also have extensive experience negotiating financing transactions with venture capitalists and other institutional financing sources.

A number of the firm's clients are publicly traded corporations. Our securities attorneys regularly assist these clients, and their directors and officers, in meeting their ongoing reporting, disclosure and corporate governance obligations under federal and state securities laws and regulations, national stock exchange and quotation system listing requirements and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, including the preparation of periodic reports, proxy materials and related disclosures under the Securities Act of 1934.