BakerHostetler’s Securities Offerings and Compliance team helps numerous companies of all sizes, public and private, finance their growth through issuance of stock and debt appropriate to their business needs. We represent issuers and underwriters in public and private equity offerings and in a wide range of capital market transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, rated and high yield debt, and Rule 144A offerings. Familiar with every nuance of the regulatory framework and the available financing vehicles, we focus on completing transactions quickly and efficiently.
Because many of our clients have been with us for years and seek our counsel on day-to-day matters regularly, we understand their businesses well and are able to respond immediately to execute time-sensitive capital market transactions. One of our clients noted “They know our values and principles, and, almost like our in-house counsel, they make sure that we are up-to-date on new developments. Whatever the issue they quarterback it for us.” Another: “They definitely understand our business...I have cell numbers, can get hold of them, they are there for us.” – Chambers & Partners interviewees
We work closely with our clients to help them fulfill their reporting responsibilities under the securities laws, helping them stay on top of the SEC's rapidly changing reporting requirements, the listing standards of the stock exchanges, and in some cases, the new reporting options created by the JOBS Act, as well as potential pitfalls in its reporting requirements. Our lawyers know the SEC's offering reform rules, and we work with issuers as they implement new registration statements and offering procedures. As Dodd-Frank rulemaking continues its slow crawl, we keep our clients abreast of developments and help them cope with ambiguity.