We represent a wide range of firms, from start-ups to well established, publicly traded companies, and provide advice in all areas relating to the application of federal and state securities laws.

Our team has significant experience with a handling a wide range of transactions related to the issuance, buying and selling of corporate securities, including:

  • Initial public offerings of both debt and equity securities
  • Secondary and follow-on public offerings
  • Venture capital and private equity incentives
  • Offerings of more specialized securities, including interests in limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Tender offers
  • Mergers, acquisitions and takeovers by negotiated transactions
  • Going private transactions
  • Leveraged buyouts
  • Corporate reorganizations, recapitalizations and restructuring
  • Structuring and negotiating private placements of corporate debt and equity
  • Placements with individual and institutional investors
  • Syndications structured to comply with limited offering exemptions
  • Interests in limited partnerships and limited liability companies
  • Proxy contests
  • Angel investments and crowdfunding

In addition, Maynard Nexsen regularly counsels our clients on a variety of day-to-day business practices and procedures related to securities law. Those matters include:

  • Preparation and filing of proxy statements and periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (including forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K)
  • Implementing stock-based compensation plans
  • Preparation and filing of beneficial ownership reports
  • Registrations under the state securities or “Blue Sky” laws, and listings with the Nasdaq, U.S. national and Canadian securities exchanges
  • Advising as to the impact of securities law on joint venture and lease financing
  • Establishment and implementation of complex financing strategies

Protecting your interests

Maynard Nexsen represents clients with a variety of interests in securities-related matters, including corporations, general and limited partnerships, limited liability companies and partnerships, commercial banks, bank holding companies, investment advisors and broker-dealers.

We advise these clients on all aspects of corporate organization and governance, including director's and officer's fiduciary duties and liabilities, directors' indemnification and insurance, shareholder rights and agreements, special committees, piercing the corporate veil, and corporate controversy.


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