Understanding the Needs of "Both Sides of the Table"
Fried Frank is one of the country's leading securities law firms. Our clients include issuers, underwriters, selling stockholders, initial purchasers and dealer-managers. We provide counsel in private and United States Securities and Exchange Commission-registered debt and equity offerings, including initial public offerings, high-yield debt and Rule 144A financings, structured finance, real estate investment trusts and leveraged buyout financings, as well as investment-grade issuances.
Our attorneys work on some of Wall Street's largest and highest-profile transactions. Because we have broad experience representing both issuers and underwriters, we have a practical understanding of the needs of "both sides of the table." Our experience in representing many of Wall Street's leading underwriters gives us an understanding of what is "market" at any given time in a variety of business transactions. Our capital markets attorneys are located throughout the firm in New York, Washington, DC, London, Paris and Frankfurt. We also have a significant international capital markets presence, which includes a sophisticated London-based European practice, as well as a recognized Latin American practice and a Canadian practice.
For the period January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2005, we advised clients in more than 235 public and private debt and equity offerings with an aggregate value of more than $105 billion.
Banc of America Securities LLC, Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc., BNP Paribas, Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, Goldman, Sachs & Co., JP Morgan Securities Inc., Lehman Brothers Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., Salomon Smith Barney Inc., Estée Lauder Companies Inc., Humana Inc., Kroger Co., Limited Brands, Inc., Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Procter & Gamble Company, Quest Diagnostics Inc., Rouse Company, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Science Applications International Corporation, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sonic Automotive, Inc., SPX Corporation, Citadel Broadcasting Corp., Community Health Systems, Inc., Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., Kirklands, Inc., MSC Industrial Direct, NTL, Inc., The Pantry, Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd., Polo Ralph Lauren , Reader's Digest Association, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc., Roper Industries Inc., Whitehall Jewellers Inc., BE Aerospace, Inc., Berry Plastics Corporation, Ingles Markets, Inc., IPC Information Systems, Inc., Michaels Stores, Inc., Millennium America Inc., National Nephrology Associates, Oxford Industries, Inc., PerkinElmer, Inc., Perry Ellis International, Inc., Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., Sonic Automotive, Inc., Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Speedway Motorsports, Inc., SPX Corporation, United Auto Group, Inc.