Corporate Finance & Securities

Butler Snow attorneys serve as trusted advisors to public corporations of all sizes, and we have broad experience in every aspect of corporate finance and securities law compliance including: corporate governance, periodic reporting, public and private securities offerings, and all types of securities-related transactional experience.

Securities Regulation

Our attorneys assist public company clients in preparing their periodic and current reports, proxy statements, shareholder communications and all aspects of reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. We regularly interact with representatives of the SEC and the national securities exchanges regarding disclosure obligations and compliance with corporate governance standards. We also provide advice regarding Section 16 compliance by company leadership and insider trading issues.

Corporate Finance

The firm maintains an active corporate finance transactional practice and assists clients with registered public offerings of equity and debt securities, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, exchange offers and business combinations, “shelf registrations” and private offerings of equity and debt securities by both public and privately-held companies.

Additionally, the firm has established ongoing relationships with national and regional investment banking firms and regularly represents issuers with respect to private transactions in offerings of a variety of instruments, most frequently Rule 144A debt offerings, as well as a variety of corporate debt and equity securities.

We assist clients across a variety of industries from banking to pharmaceutical to manufacturing with:
– Exchange Act and Securities Act disclosures
– Mergers and acquisitions
– Capital raising
– Executive compensation
– Shareholder activism
– Stock exchange compliance and reporting obligations
– Internal accounting controls and procedures and SEC accounting interpretations
– PIPE transactions