Sehrish Siddiqui counsels a wide variety of public companies primarily in the areas of corporate finance, compliance and governance. She regularly advises clients on ESG (environmental, social and governance) disclosures and related internal processes. She has served as counsel to underwriters, agents and issuers for more than 100 initial public offerings, follow-on offerings and at-the-market programs of various NYSE- and Nasdaq-traded entities. Her national and international clients include healthcare companies, real estate investment trusts, business development companies, retail and consumer product companies and investment banks.
Sehrish’s practice includes:
Prior to joining the firm, Sehrish interned at the SEC in the Office of the Inspector General where she assisted with internal audits and investigations.
American Bar Association — Young Lawyers Division; Former Sub-Grants Judge
National Association of Muslim Lawyers — President (2021); President-Elect (2020); Vice President (2019); Director at Large (2017-2019)
American Health Law Association (AHLA)
Tennessee Bar Association — Business Law Section, Executive Council; Young Lawyers Division
Memphis Bar Association
Memphis Botanic Garden — Board Member (2019-2020)
Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association — Board Member
Bass, Berry & Sims — Pro Bono Committee (2015-Present)
Bass, Berry & Sims — Professional Development Committee (2011-2013); Entry-Level Hiring Committee (2014-2015)
New Memphis Institute — Fellow (September 2014)
Leadership Germantown — Graduate (May 2015)
Representation of Gladstone Commercial Corporation in its offering of 4,000,000 shares of its newly designated 6.00% Series G Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock raising $100.0 million in gross proceeds and approximately $96.7 million in net proceeds after payment of underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses of the offering. Stifel, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, B. Riley Securities and Baird acted as joint book-running managers of the offering, and Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, Ladenburg Thalmann, Colliers Securities LLC and Wedbush Securities served as co-managers of the offering.
Gladstone Commercial Corporation (Nasdaq: GOOD) is a real estate investment trust focused on acquiring, owning and operating net leased industrial and office properties across the United States.
Representation of NN, Inc. (NASDAQ: NNBR) in a new financing with J.P. Morgan, funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Tactical Value providing a $50 million asset-based credit line (ABL), a 5.5-year $150 million term loan, and a $65 million preferred stock issuance, respectively. Proceeds from the transaction will be used to repay the current principal balance of $70 million on its term loans due in 2022, to redeem its current $100 million outstanding preferred stock, prior to the increase in redemption premium at March 31, 2021, and pay off its fixed interest rate swap of $14 million. The transaction enables the company to strengthen its balance sheet by extending its capital structure’s maturity at an attractive blended cost of capital, allowing the company financial flexibility to continue its current business transformation efforts.
Representation of Gladstone Land Corporation in its offering of 2,100,000 shares of its newly designated 5.00% Series D Cumulative Term Preferred Stock with proceeds of $58,000,000.
Representation of Gladstone Land Corporation in its underwritten offering of 1,897,500 shares of common stock for net proceeds of approximately $26.1 million. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC acted as lead book-running manager; B. Riley Securities and Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc. acted as co-book running managers; and Aegis Capital Corp., Kingswood Capital Markets, division of Benchmark Investments, Inc., Maxim Group LLC, National Securities Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Holdings Corporation (NasdaqCM: NHLD), and Wedbush Securities Inc. served as co-managers.
Representation of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $600,000,000 of 1.650% Senior Notes due 2031.
Representation of AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE: AZO) in a public offering of $500,000,000 of 3.625% Senior Notes due 2025 and $750,000,000 of 4.000% Senior Notes due 2030
Volunteered for Memphis Area Legal Services’ Saturday Legal Aid Clinic to provide pro bono legal advice to community members
Representation of AutoZone, Inc. in a public offering of $300,000,000 of 3.125% senior notes due 2024 and $450,000,000 of 3.75% senior notes due 2029.
Represented Wholesale, LLC and Wholesale Express, LLC in its sale to RumbleOn, Inc (Nasdaq: RMBL) for $16 million in cash and 1,317,329 in shares of RumbleOn Series B Preferred Stock
Memphis Business Journal — Super Women in Business (2019)
Memphis Area Legal Services — W.J. Michael Cody Access to Justice Award (2018)
Mid-South Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2013-2021)
Marquis Who’s Who — Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) — Fellow (2018)
Lawyers of Color “National Hotlist” (2014)
University of Memphis — Outstanding Senior of the Year
Phi Kappa Phi