Joseph Boeckman focuses his legal practice on corporate and business law matters, with an emphasis on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and strategic business planning.
In securities matters, Mr. Boeckman is SEC counsel for New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Stock Market companies. He has represented clients in connection with initial public offerings and secondary offerings involving equity sales by both issuers and shareholders. Mr. Boeckman has extensive experience in debt securities offerings, including domestic and offshore offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S. Mr. Boeckman has also represented clients in private capital-raising efforts, including equity and venture capital financings, as well as publicly traded companies in “going-private” transactions.
Mr. Boeckman counsels clients regarding their ongoing disclosure and public reporting obligations under the securities laws, including Regulation FD, periodic reporting, proxy statements and annual meetings and Section 16 matters. He also counsels public companies on corporate governance matters related to the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the listing rules of the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ Stock Market. Mr. Boeckman is a member of the firm’s Corporate Governance and Securities Practice team.
Mr. Boeckman has extensive experience representing mutual and stock insurance companies, managed care organizations, health maintenance organizations and other regulated entities in transactional and regulatory matters before the Ohio Department of Insurance and other state regulatory agencies.
Mr. Boeckman has represented both public and private companies in connection with negotiating and structuring various kinds of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures.
Mr. Boeckman advises boards of directors and special committees on a variety of strategic planning matters. In the area of general corporate and business matters, Mr. Boeckman advises clients on such matters as entity selection, executive compensation arrangements, employment agreements, buy-sell and close corporation agreements and confidentiality and noncompetition arrangements.