Amy M. Shepherd

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Amy Shepherd practices in the business area, with a primary focus in securities, corporate governance and general corporate matters. She focuses on meeting the needs of her clients in an efficient and timely manner, maintaining a thorough understanding of her clients’ industries to deliver the most effective service to meet corporate needs.

Amy has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America since 2010. She is a Securities and Audit Letter Review partner of the firm.

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  • Assisted oil and gas companies in the successful completion of public and private offerings of securities.
  • Provides ongoing representation to an insurance client related to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and related matters. Prepared a proxy statement for the client’s shareholder meeting seeking approval to amend the company’s organizational structure. Remains privy to changes in the client’s industry in order to understand risk and disclosure compliance issues.
  • Represented a public health care company in a going-private transaction, including preparation of the merger agreement and proxy statement. Provided corporate governance support for the client’s special committee, officers and directors.
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Experience

  • Assisted oil and gas companies in the successful completion of public and private offerings of securities.
  • Provides ongoing representation to an insurance client related to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and related matters. Prepared a proxy statement for the client’s shareholder meeting seeking approval to amend the company’s organizational structure. Remains privy to changes in the client’s industry in order to understand risk and disclosure compliance issues.
  • Represented a public health care company in a going-private transaction, including preparation of the merger agreement and proxy statement. Provided corporate governance support for the client’s special committee, officers and directors.
  • Represented a Canadian oil and gas client in a series transaction resulting in the sale of all assets of the company to multiple purchasers, dissolution of the company and deregistration with the SEC.
  • Assists clients with board evaluations and self-assessments. Assists clients in establishing an appropriate process, developing the scope and substance of the evaluations/assessments, and, in some cases, facilitating the actual board evaluations, self-assessments and peer reviews.
  • Helps banking clients, family offices and trustees of trusts comply with the Securities Act of 1933, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America© (2010 to 2018)
    • Columbus: Corporate Law
    • Columbus: Securities/Capital Markets Law
      • Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year"
    • Columbus: Securities Regulation

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Industries

Admissions

  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 1989
  • B.A., The Ohio State University, 1986