Securities & Capital Markets

The Securities & Capital Markets practice at Reitler is adroit in representing client interests in public offerings and private placements of equity, debt, and derivative securities on both a domestic and international basis.

Capital market transactions, both public and private, have the potential to be pivotal cogs in a company’s financing strategy as it scales. While participating in the capital markets can yield tremendous benefits, entering sans the proper planning and guidance is done at a company’s own peril. In order to avail one’s self of the benefits the markets have to offer, deft legal counsel,  equipped with the ability to work expeditiously and collaboratively with opposing parties, is imperative.

Reitler is a market leader in advising issuers, underwriters and shareholders in a wide range of transactions and issues, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Public and private debt and equity offerings
  • Spin-offs
  • Securities exchange listings
  • Cash and debt tender offers
  • Proxy solicitations
  • Disclosure and reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Compliance with SEC regulations, securities laws, stock exchange rules, tax regulations and the FCPA

We also counsel public companies on how to implement compliance procedures, and we serve as special counsel to boards of directors, audit committees and other special committees in management buyouts, hostile takeovers, going private transactions, derivative litigation and corporate governance matters.

The Practice often represents issuers and both regional and national investment banking firms. Issuer clients come from a variety of industries and frequently benefit from our deep network of underwriter relationships. One of the Practice’s key points of differentiation is its extensive experience in all aspects of the initial public offering process, including structuring and implementing pre-offering corporate reorganizations, conducting due diligence, designing and drafting officer, director and key employee stock option plans and other equity participation arrangements, counseling regarding the SEC registration process and compliance with state securities laws.

Representative Experience