Practice/Industry Group Overview
Our Corporate and Securities Practice focuses on the business objectives of our clients. We utilize the depth of our experience and resources to help clients achieve their goals notwithstanding the constantly changing business landscape. We believe that no other law firm offers corporate clients the combined benefits of local presence and global resources. We may be next door, but our reach extends to everywhere our clients want or need to be. From raising capital, to doing deals, to complying with regulations, to managing risk, to implementing best practices, our cumulative experience is extraordinary, and our commitment to service is unmatched.
GT's Corporate and Securities Department is well situated to provide advice and services to companies and entrepreneurs throughout the Americas, in Europe and Asia, in locations where you are already doing business, or where you want to be in the future. Our group of more than 350 corporate and securities lawyers brings together the strategic business, legal and market experience needed to manage and close the most complex transactions as well as provide savvy yet practical counsel on day-to-day operations. We don't only read law journals and advance sheets; we read trade and industry journals.
We recognize that our clients needs often demand work beyond a standard workday. So we make sure that we are accessible to clients, providing the responsiveness of a small, local law firm, together with the resources of a global firm. We stay abreast of evolving laws and regulatory issues and we make sure that our clients are prepared to address them.
We advise public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions and general corporate matters. Our industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical devices and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, technology and telecommunications sectors.
Our practice groups and attorneys have been recognized as No. 1 in their respective geographic regions by The National Law Journal, Chambers & Partners, Corporate Board Member magazine, The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, Latin Lawyer magazine, and a number of regional and local professional publications. We believe that we add value beyond that customarily afforded by most law firms, and we would welcome the opportunity to partner with you and assist you in addressing the new challenges that you face.
We have an extensive team of attorneys representing clients in debt and equity financing transactions totaling billions of dollars on an annual basis. We represent domestic and international issuers, purchasers, venture capital funds, underwriters and placement agents in connection with the offering, issuance and sale of substantially all types of securities. Our attorneys work in both public offerings and private placements, 144A placements and foreign placements of debt, convertible debt and equity to foreign investors in compliance with Regulation S. We also represent issuers and investment banks in connection with debt restructurings, tender offers, exchange offers, consent solicitations and other liability management transactions.
Our attorneys handle transactions ranging from small venture capital start-ups to multibillion dollar transactions for large established companies. Our experienced team advises clients, both issuers and underwriters, on initial and subsequent offerings of securities and compliance with U.S. federal securities laws.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Our mergers and acquisitions practice includes negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions; sales and purchases of assets, subsidiaries and divisions; election contests and dissident shareholder proposals; tender and exchange offers; going-private transactions; MBOs; spin-offs; anti-takeover defenses and initiatives; special committee, fairness opinion and corporate governance matters; and related transactional and M&A advisory engagements.
Our attorneys represent buyers, sellers, investors, shareholders, boards of directors and special committees, financial advisors and investment banks, broker-dealers and lenders in structuring, negotiating and consummating complex international and domestic change-in-control transactions, stock-for-stock exchanges, mergers of equals, cash-out mergers and other methods of business combination for large, mid and small cap companies, as well as privately held businesses.
Greenberg Traurig’s team of private equity lawyers have decades of experience representing private equity funds and other transaction sponsors, portfolio companies, management teams, co-investors and other participants in all aspects of private equity transactions. Based in key private equity markets in the United States, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East, our private equity team regularly represents clients in:
- structuring and organizing investment funds;
- evaluating, negotiating and consummating acquisition, financing and exit transactions; and
- providing transactional and general corporate representation to private equity funds and their portfolio companies.
Our general Corporate & Securities Practice includes the representation of publicly traded and closely held corporations and business organizations, as well as emerging entities, individuals, charitable (or not-for-profit) institutions and entrepreneurs. We represent clients across multiple industry segments with respect to acquisitions, stock purchases and asset sales for closely held companies, corporate governance and audit committee matters, new business ventures and strategic alliances, employment and executive compensation matters, technology and trademark licensing and franchising and, with respect to publicly traded companies, a broad range of federal securities regulatory and compliance matters and transactions.
Conflict Minerals Compliance
We have a multi-disciplinary conflict minerals compliance team that helps public companies navigate the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently issued rule requiring U.S. and non-U.S. SEC-reporting companies that manufacture (or contract to manufacture) products using any of the four conflict minerals (tantalum, tin, tungsten or gold) and their derivatives. If conflict minerals are used in their products, and if those conflict minerals are sourced from the Democratic Republic of the Congo or an adjoining country, a company will be required to disclose that information and submit their due diligence process to a third-party audit. The rule impacts companies in industries including retail, medical devices, high tech, aerospace, electronics and communications, among others.