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Public Companies/Securities

Our attorneys provide advice to our public company clients on a broad range of corporate and securities issues. Our clients include pre-IPO companies, as well as companies listed on the NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX and the OTC Bulletin Board.

We have deep experience in this area providing counsel in:

  • Registration and offering of securities under the Securities Act of 1933, including initial public offerings and follow-on offerings;
  • Conducting private offerings in compliance with exemptions from registration under the Securities Act of 1933 and blue sky laws, including initial capital raising transactions, PIPE transactions and Rules 144 and 145 sales;
  • Compliance with periodic reporting under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;
  • Meeting requirements for disclosure of significant events, including compliance with Regulation FD;
  • Conducting stockholder meetings and soliciting proxies;
  • Complying with the short-swing profits liability and reporting rules under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934;
  • Takeover regulation;
  • Insider trading; and
  • Obtaining stock exchange listings.

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Public Companies/Securities Practice Leader

Gordon E. Forth
Direct: 585-987-2801
Fax: 585-987-2901
gforth@woodsoviatt.com