Securities & Corporate Governance

Our experience in capital market transactions enables us to help companies deal with the dynamics of capital planning and execute corporate growth strategies. Our Securities attorneys have extensive experience representing publicly held businesses and assisting our clients in structuring, negotiating, documenting and closing a wide variety of corporate finance transactions, including primary and secondary securities offerings, tender offers, private placements, 144A offerings, PIPE transactions, private equity investments, mergers, and stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures.

We regularly advise large and small public companies, their officers and their boards of directors on these transactional matters, as well as on meeting their regulatory and disclosure obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and stock exchange listing requirements, including compliance with the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and evolving best practices in corporate governance. Our attorneys also provide advice on transactions in securities by insiders and their affiliates and on the securities law aspects of equity compensation plans for employees, officers and directors of both publicly held and privately held businesses. We also have significant experience helping private companies raise capital through Regulation D private placements.

The diversity of our Securities practice affords our clients a sense of confidence in knowing their transactions and compliance issues, whether complex or straightforward, will be handled with proficiency. We regularly address the multifaceted legal issues involved in securities disclosure and regulatory matters, corporate governance and corporate finance transactions.

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  • 4.8/5.0 (467)
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.8/5.0
  • Analytical Capability

    4.8/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.8/5.0
  • Communication

    4.8/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.8/5.0

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Client Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0 (14)
  • 86% (12)
  • Communication

    4.5/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    4.5/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    4.4/5.0
  • Value for Money

    4.2/5.0

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Diversity

Husch Blackwell is committed to recruiting, developing, retaining, and promoting talented attorneys and staff. We believe diversity encompasses a variety of characteristics, including race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, education, and family and marital status.
 

Our environment is essential to both the quality of our client service and the personal satisfaction of our lawyers and staff.
 

Our efforts have been recognized both nationally and locally in promoting diversity. We received a top rating of 100 percent in the Corporate Equality Index, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the Equal Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Women by MultiCultural Law Magazine.
 

Minority and female partners hold senior leadership positions in management, which fully supports the wide variety of initiatives coordinated by our firm’s Diversity Committee.
 

We are actively involved in promoting diversity within the legal profession. Our firm endorsed the diversity commitment and action plans of our local bar associations.
 

Diversity and inclusiveness make us a stronger firm and better able to understand our clients’ needs. We are committed to pursue, promote and enhance diversity at Husch Blackwell.

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    • Does the firm conduct end of matter reviews? Yes
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