We are recognized as one of the leading firms advising on initial public offerings. The depth of our capital markets experience, combined with our expertise in some of the most active industries for offerings, makes us a resource for issuers transitioning to public ownership. We help management and boards of directors anticipate potential structuring, accounting and regulatory issues; plan their company's financing strategy several steps beyond the IPO; structure intercompany relationships; adopt new charters; address tax concerns; develop new compensation arrangements; advise officers and directors on monetization of their restricted stock holdings; and, of course, draft disclosure. We also help underwriters advise their clients on these matters.

Our public companies group provides guidance to officers and boards on the requirements of public ownership and advises clients on periodic reporting matters. We offer our public company clients a team of attorneys with the capability to handle legal issues in any area they face, including mergers and acquisitions, tax matters, intellectual property, employee benefits and employment matters, and litigation.

Download a copy of our book, JOBS Act Quick Start: A brief overview of the JOBS Act (2016), by Ze’ev Eiger, David Lynn and Anna Pinedo.

See some of our recent IPOs.


Articles

See Recent Attorney Publications for additional articles.

Client Stories - We're Only as Good as Our Last Deal

Read more about what we've been up to lately (documents in pdf format):

Capital Markets

Hybrids

Derivatives

Structured Products and Insurance-Linked Products

Frequently Asked Questions

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Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 
Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: Equity
China: Capital Markets: Equity: International Firms
Japan: Banking & Finance: International Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic
Japan: Capital Markets: International: US Law


Chambers Global 2017
Global-wide: Capital Markets: Equity
Asia-Pacific: Capital Markets: Equity
China: Capital Markets: Equity: International firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Domestic
Japan: Banking & Finance: International Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: International: US Law
United States: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
United States: Capital Markets: Derivatives


Chambers UK 2017
Debt Capital Markets


Chambers USA 2017
National: Capital Markets: Debt & Equity
National: Capital Markets: Derivatives
National: Capital Markets: REITS
National: Capital Markets: Securitization (Individual Partners Ranked)


Derivatives Week 2013
European Law Firm of the Year


EQDerivatives Awards 2016
Equity Derivatives Law Firm of the Year


Euromoney: The Cover Awards 2012
Editor’s choice for most innovative deal – First SEC-registered Covered Bond (Royal Bank of Canada)


Financial Times: US Innovative Lawyers
Overall winner of the Innovation in Social Responsibility category, 2016
One of four firms ranked “Standout” in the category of New Products and Techniques, 2016
One of four firms ranked “Standout” in the category of Enabling Clients Business, 2015
One of five firms ranked “Standout” in the category of Finance, 2012


GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards 2015, 2016, 2017
Americas Law Firm of the Year


GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance and Private Placement Awards 2016
Private Placements Law Firm of the Year


IFLR1000 2017
China: Private Equity – Foreign Firms
Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Equity
Hong Kong: Capital Markets: Debt
Japan: Capital Markets: Equity
Japan: Capital Markets: Equity Foreign Firms
Japan: Capital Markets: Debt
Japan: Capital Markets: Debt Foreign Firms
United States: Capital Markets: Debt
United States: Capital Markets: Equity
United States: Capital Markets: Derivatives
United States: Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitisation
United Kingdom: Capital Markets: Debt
United Kingdom: Capital Markets: Derivatives


IFLR Americas Awards
Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year, 2013
Structured Finance and Securitisation Team of the Year, 2015


Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2017
Japan: Capital markets: International firms and joint ventures
Hong Kong: Capital markets (debt)
Hong Kong: Capital markets (equity)


Legal 500 UK 2016
Debt Capital Markets
Derivatives and Structured Products


Legal 500 US 2017
National: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Issuers
National: Capital Markets: Debt Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
National: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Issuers
National: Capital Markets: Equity Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
National: Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Issuers
National: Capital Markets: Global Offerings: Advice to Underwriters
National: Structured Finance


M&A Advisors Awards 2012
Debt Financing Deal of the Year – First-ever U.S. Registered Covered Bond (Royal Bank of Canada)


mtn-i Americas Awards 2013
Legal Leader


Operational Risk & Regulation Awards 2013
Law Firm of the Year


StructuredRetailProducts.com 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Best Law Firm in the Americas


Structured Products magazine 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016
Law Firm of the Year, Americas


Thomson Reuters Accelus Compliance Awards 2012, 2014
One of Five Firms Shortlisted for Best Regulatory Law Firm of the Year


U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms 2017
National: Derivatives and Futures Law (Tier 1)
National: Securities/Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)
National: Securitization/Structured Finance Law 
National: Securities Regulation (Tier 1)
National: Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)

MoFo Jumpstarter blog
JOBS Act Blog


Quick Guide to REIT IPOs
Quick Guide to REIT IPOs 2016


Getting the Measure  of EGC Corporate  Governance Practices
EGC Corporate Governance Practices


“The team is held in high esteem for its diverse army of transactions including IPOs, preferred stock offerings...”
(Chambers USA 2013)

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