Stacie Sawchak Aarestad: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Stacie Sawchak Aarestad

Partner
Boston,  MA  U.S.A.
Phone617-239-0314

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Healthcare
 
University Colgate University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1991
 
Law SchoolBoston University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1997
 
Admitted1997, Massachusetts
 
Memberships 

Memberships

American Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association
Boston Bar Association

 
LanguagesRussian
 
BornBethesda, Maryland, 1969
 
Biography

Stacie Aarestad is the chair of the Firm's Securities Offering and Public Company Counseling Practice Group. She focuses her practice on corporate and securities law matters, public company representation and merger and acquisition transactions. She represents issuers in a broad range of capital market transactions, including public and private offerings of debt and equity securities. She also advises companies with respect to tender offers, exchange offers, debt repurchases and stock buybacks. A significant portion of Stacie's practice includes counseling public company clients on their ongoing reporting obligations, corporate governance and related regulatory matters, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. She also regularly counsels clients with respect to Section 16 matters, insider trading regulations, executive compensation matters and various other matters affecting public companies and their officers and directors.

Representation of:
•Bolt Technology Corporation (NASDAQ: BOLT) in its proposed sale to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: TDY).
•Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its initial public offering of common stock.
•Dyax Corp. in public securities offerings including:
•$80,000,000 underwritten public offering of common stock;
•$65,000,000 underwritten public offering of common stock;
•$30,000,000 registered direct offering of common stock;
•$63,537,500 underwritten public offering of common stock;
•$21,000,000 underwritten public offering of common stock;
•$17,250,000 underwritten public offering of common stock;
•$50,000,000 Committed Equity Financing Facility with Azimuth Opportunity Ltd.; and
•$44,300,000 underwritten public offering of common stock.
•Dyax Corp. in connection with secured loans including:
•$65,000,000 loan agreement with Cowen Healthcare Royalty Partners, L.P., consisting of a $50,000,000 Tranche A loan and a $15,000,000 Tranche B loan, secured by Dyax's phage display Licensing and Funded Research Program; and
•$30,000,000 royalty interest assignment agreement with Paul Capital Partners.
•Lamar Advertising Company in high yield and convertible debt offerings and tender offers including:
•$510,000,000 144A offering of 5 % Senior Notes due 2024;
•$535,000,000 144A offering of 5% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2023 with follow-on exchange offer;
•$500,000,000 144A offering of 5 % Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022 with follow-on exchange offer;
•$400,000,000 144A offering of 7 % Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018 with follow-on exchange offer;
•Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation for all of Lamar's then outstanding 7 1/4% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013;
•Tender Offer to eligible employees and directors to exchange certain outstanding options to purchase the Company's Class A common stock for a lesser number of new options;
•Cash Tender Offers for all of Lamar's then outstanding 2 % Convertible Notes due 2010-Series B;
•$350,000,000 144A offering of 9 3/4% Senior Notes due 2014 with follow-on exchange offer;
•$275,000,000 144A offering of 6 % Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015-Series C with follow-on exchange offer;
•Exchange Offer of a new series of 2 % Convertible Notes due 2010-Series B for all outstanding 2 % Convertible Notes due 2010;
•$216,000,000 144A offering of 6 % Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015-Series B with follow-on exchange offer; and
•$400,000,000 144A offering of 6 % Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 with follow-on exchange offer.
•NewStar Financial, Inc. in its $125,000,000 PIPE with institutional investors including, Corsair Capital, Union Square Partners and Och-Ziff Capital Management, Swiss Re and SAB Capital.

Experience

Dyax Corp Public Offering

Our Business Law lawyers represented Dyax Corp. in its $60,000,000 Public Offering of Common Stock in October 2013.

Dyax Corp. Registered Direct Offering

Our Business Law lawyers represented Dyax Corp. in its $30,000,000 registered direct offering (RDO) to existing institutional investors.

Enanta Closes IPO

In 2013, our Business Law lawyers represented Enanta Pharmaceuticals, in its initial public offering (IPO), which raised $64 million for Enanta's development of new compounds for combination treatment regimens for Hepatitis C.

US Securities Counsel to Canadian Aluminum Company

Edwards Wildman acted as US securities counsel to Orbite Aluminae Inc. in a private placement of 8% Convertible Secured Debentures due 2017.

Lamar Advertising Placement of Subordinated Notes

In 2012, our Securities lawyers represented Baton Rouge, Louisiana- based Lamar Advertising Company as issuer in the Rule 144A and Reg S Placement of 5% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2023.

Dyax Corp. Debt Finance

Our Business Law lawyers represented Dyax Corp. as the borrower in a $58,740,709 senior secured trache B credit facility from LFRP Investors, L.P.

Lamar Advertising Tender Offer

We represented Lamar Advertising in the 2012 tender offer for up to an aggregate of $700,000,000 6 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015, 6 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 - Series B and 6 5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2015 - Series C.

Rule 144A and Reg S Placement of 5 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes Due 2022

In February 2012, we represented Lamar Advertising as issuer in the Rule 144A and Reg S Placement of 5 7/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2022. Baton Rouge-based Lamar is the nation's leading out-of-home advertising company.

Insights
Massachusetts Lawyers WeeklyTop Woman of Law
October 23, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: SEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification
July 2014 publication
KSA Third Thursday: Getting Capital, Going Public, Going Global
April 17, 2014 event
SEC Issues Guidance on the Use of Social Media to Disseminate Company Announcements Digilaw Blog
April 8, 2013 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - SEC Issues Guidance on the Use of Social Media to Disseminate Company Announcements
April 2013 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - JOBS Act Provides New Opportunities for Private Companies
April 2012 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The JOBS Act Changes IPO Rules for Emerging Growth Companies
April 2012 publication
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - The JOBS Act Makes Significant Changes in the Regulation of Capital Formation and the Compliance Landscape for Many Companies
March 2012 publication
Client Advisory - Companies Should Start Planning Now for Proxy Access
September 21, 2011 publication
Client Advisory - The Dodd-Frank Act - Executive Compensation & Corporate Governance Provisions
July 2010 publication

News
Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly to Honor Stacie Aarestad at 'Top Women of Law' Event
July 21, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Stacie Aarestad Selected for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Executive Leadership Institute
January 10, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Boston Office Supports Bridge Over Troubled Waters Gift Drive, Reports BBA Week
December 20, 2013
Stacie Aarestad Named Chair of Edwards Wildman's Securities Offerings and Public Company Counseling Practice Group
November 12, 2013
Stacie Aarestad Join Client Enanta Pharmaceuticals in Ringing the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell
August 14, 2013
Stacie Aarestad Advises Enanta in IPO, Reports The American Lawyer
April 25, 2013

 
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SEC Provides Helpful Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification
Stacie Sawchak Aarestad,Matthew C. Dallett,Stanley Keller,Eugene W. McDermott, July 14, 2014
On July 3, 2014, the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued guidance on reasonable steps to verify the accredited investor status of purchasers for purposes of the Rule 506(c) exemption that permits general solicitation. The guidance, which is in the form of several...
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