Timothy Van Hal


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Tim Van Hal advises companies on corporate and transactional matters, including SEC filings, securities offerings, securities law compliance, shareholder activism and defense, corporate governance and compliance, mergers and acquisitions and strategic issues. Tim works primarily with publicly listed companies across a range of industries including financial services, healthcare, health services, manufacturing, asset liquidation, and online retailers.

  • Ongoing Disclosure — Advising publicly traded companies of varying sizes (from Fortune 50 companies to smaller reporting companies) on their ongoing disclosure obligations and compliance with the federal securities laws.
  • Corporate Finance — Advising publicly traded companies in offerings of equity, debt and hybrid securities, including initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, ATMs, private placements, block-trades, PIPE transactions, and tender offers for existing securities.
  • Corporate Governance and Shareholder Activism — Advising both NYSE- and Nasdaq-listed companies on a variety of corporate governance and SEC compliance matters, including the federal securities laws, exchange listing requirements, SRO listing standards, board and committee composition, and board charters and policies. Tim also has advised clients on issues related to shareholder activism and corporate control, including the adoption of shareholder rights plans, responses to shareholder proposals and the consideration of other defensive measures.
  • Mergers and Acquisitions — Advising clients on public and private strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, tender and exchange offers, divestitures and spin-offs.

Prior to joining Bass, Berry & Sims, Tim practiced at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP in Frankfurt, Germany, as part of their U.S. Capital Markets team.


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