Parsons Behle & Latimer’s attorneys bring to every debt or equity financing transaction a depth of understanding and experience that provides value and enables our clients to efficiently achieve their financing objectives. In addition to traditional approaches, we stay apprised of the ever-evolving regulatory landscape to help our clients leverage the latest developments and trends, giving our clients greater flexibility and access to capital.
From structuring the early round of angel financing to the more complex rounds of investment fund and bank financing, our attorneys guide clients every step of the way with our experience and perspective. Our experienced team of securities attorneys advises clients on structuring the securities offered, preparing private placement documents, complying with complex disclosure and compliance regulations, and negotiating and preparing securities purchase and credit agreements for investment fund and bank financing. We create efficiencies for clients by utilizing a cross-functional team with attorneys from our intellectual property, real estate, natural resources, environmental, employment, and tax departments to address clients’ needs.
Parsons works with all types of clients including small, privately held businesses and large middle-market companies. Our attorneys work to understand and are sensitive to the unique needs of each client to promote the client’s success.
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Parsons Behle & Latimer advises issuer, startup, middle market, and other emerging growth companies in equity and debt transactions to raise capital through both the global and local private capital markets. To provide the highest quality, cost-effective representation, Parsons' lawyers undertake prominent roles in offering transactions, solving for relevant issues while being sensitive to the timing and cost constraints a client often faces when seeking capital.
Parsons Behle & Latimer advises public securities issuers with respect to initial public offerings, Regulation A and CF offerings, follow-on equity offerings, convertible and other equity-linked offerings, spinoffs and split-offs, liability management, acquisition finance and leveraged buyouts, investment-grade debt offerings, high yield debt offerings and securitizations. We also advise on securities law and corporate governance issues, including periodic disclosure for domestic and international companies of all sizes, corporate governance advice to boards of directors and their committees, compliance by non-U.S. multinationals subject to U.S. regulatory standards, and advice to trustees and corporate trust intermediaries.
Public Company Reporting
Parsons Behle & Latimer advises public and private companies, management, boards of directors, and board committees on a full range of matters involving securities compliance and disclosure matters under the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as the related SEC rules and the listing standards of stock exchanges and other markets.
SEC & FINRA Compliance
Parsons Behle & Latimer securities compliance attorneys are skilled in partnering with clients through the complicated framework of securities regulation. Because we are commonly called upon to guide clients through matters of this nature, we continue to innovate solutions for our clients to prevent and mitigate risk in this area. From our comprehensive approach to compliance and risk-based investigation process to our celebrated securities litigators, we remain best prepared to handle our clients’ specific needs.
Fund Formation & Management
Parsons Behle & Latimer represents a variety of sophisticated private equity investors and funds across nearly all industries and sectors. Parsons assists private equity and venture capital firms through the full life-cycle of a fund, from formation and fundraising through growth equity transactions, leveraged buyouts, going-private transactions, and recapitalizations, to dispositions and exits. The backgrounds and experience of our lawyers enable them to provide unique perspectives and advice which clients can rely on to navigate this complex and dynamic space in the securities realm.
Parsons Behle & Latimer's attorneys understand that every state has differences and relevant nuances in their local securities laws and regulation. Parsons regularly assists both private and public issuers to comply with state securities regulations.