Our Public Companies practice offers a comprehensive suite of legal services in an integrated manner, resulting in an efficient client service solution for public companies and their management teams.  We provide timely and practical advice on matters ranging from day-to-day compliance and business affairs to complex financing and transactional matters.

Our Relevant Experience Includes:

Compliance, Reporting & Corporate Governance:

  • Annual (10-K), quarterly (10-Q) and periodic (8-K) reporting, and related earnings and other press releases
  • Materiality and disclosure determinations
  • SEC comment letters
  • Board, special committee and fiduciary duty representation
  • Insider trading policies and 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Insider trading compliance and reporting (Schedule 13D, Section 16 and Forms 3, 4 & 5)
  • Proxy statements and annual meeting matters
  • Shareholder proposals and activism
  • NYSE/NASDAQ governance requirements
  • D&O indemnification and insurance review and claims
  • “Boot camp" training on vital securities law basics and other topics of importance
  • Foreign private issuer experience

Debt & Equity Financings

  • Initial and secondary public offerings of debt, equity and hybrid securities
  • PIPEs and other private offerings
  • Registered direct offerings
  • Asset-based and other credit facilities from commercial banks and alternative lending sources

M&A and other Transactions

  • Strategic acquisitions
  • Sales of subsidiaries and business segments
  • Mergers and other business combinations
  • Cross-border transactions
  • Joint ventures
  • Spin-offs
  • Distressed transactions
  • Proxy contests
  • Going private transactions
  • Tender offers (third-party and issuer)

Specialized Services

  • Arbitration
  • Data privacy and cybersecurity
  • Employment, compensation and benefits
  • Environmental compliance
  • Intellectual property
  • Investigations and enforcement
  • Real Estate
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Securities and commercial litigation
  • Tax
Public Companies Group Leaders

James E. Bedar


Boston, MA


Todd J. Emmerman


New York, NY