Public Company Advisory

Attorneys in our public company advisory practice are regarded as valuable counselors to public company boards of directors, executive management and in-house legal teams. Currently engaged by more than 35 public companies as primary corporate and securities counsel, we provide legal advice and strategic guidance on matters affecting public companies and their operation in the public markets.

Chambers USA has said of our firm, it “has a wealth of experience advising on private offerings and shareholder activism issues. …  Additionally, the firm has extensive expertise in advising public companies and their executive boards on sophisticated corporate and securities matters.” (from Chambers USA 2020) Clients say: the firm “provides a New York level of expertise and skill, but at smaller market rates, which is really valuable.” (from Chambers USA 2020); “It is a go-to firm for securities matters. The team works hard to not only accomplish transactions but to understand our business and the drivers.” (from Chambers USA 2019); “Their commitment is second to none” and “They go toe to toe on expertise with New York firms.” (from Chambers USA 2018)  Our firm’s public company advisory attorneys have served as former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) attorneys, former in-house counsel and as company executives, which gives us unique insight into cutting-edge issues and into the matters that are top-of-mind to our public company clients.

We provide public company advisory services to clients on matters, including:

  • Disclosure.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Capital raising.
  • Executive compensation.
  • Shareholder activism.
  • Stock exchange compliance and reporting obligations.
  • Internal accounting controls and procedures and SEC accounting interpretations.
  • Regulatory requirements.
  • Representation of the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV), in connection with a definitive agreement to merge SST IV and SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc., (SmartStop) in an all-stock transaction valued at $370 million

    We represented the independent Special Committee of Strategic Storage Trust IV, Inc. (SST IV), in connection with a definitive agreement...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in its definitive agreement to acquire Queen City Hospice, LLC, and its affiliate Miracle City Hospice, LLC for a cash purchase price of $192.0 million

    We represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in its acquisition of County HomeMakers, Inc., a Pennsylvania-based personal care operator with 800 employees in 22 locations serving over 1,000 clients

    We represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), the nation’s largest public provider of personal home care and support services, in...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • 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.

    We represented Gladstone Land Corporation in its underwritten offering of 1,897,500 shares of common stock for net proceeds of approximately...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:EGL) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing

    We represented Engility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EGL) (Engility) in its $1.3 billion debt refinancing, which included a 144A private offering of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Lead regulatory counsel to a private equity investment firm in its multi-billion dollar bid to take a publicly traded healthcare company private

    We served as lead regulatory counsel to a private equity investment firm in its multi-billion dollar bid to take a...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its public offering of 14,375,000 shares of common stock

    We represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its public offering of 14,375,000 shares of common stock, which was composed of...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Addus Homecare August 2018 Common Stock Offering

    We represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS) in its public offering of 2,100,000 shares of common stock for net proceeds...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented i3 Verticals, Inc. in its initial public offering (IPO) of of 7,647,500 shares of Class A common stock for a total net proceeds of $92.5 million.

    We represented i3 Verticals, Inc. in its initial public offering (IPO) of 7,647,500 shares of Class A common stock for...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Represented Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOBE) in its acquisition by Post Holdings, Inc.

    We represented Bob Evans Farms, Inc. (Nasdaq: BOBE) as lead corporate counsel in connection with its acquisition by Post Holdings,...
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    Client Type: Public Company
John R. Adgent
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Shayan A. Ahmed
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Taylor J. Ashley
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Wilmoth H. Baker, IV
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Gardner B. Bell
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Scott W. Bell
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Al Bright, Jr.
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Bo R. Cook
Associate
Elizabeth  A. Cook
Associate
David Cox
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K. Stewart Day
Associate
Kevin H. Douglas
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Greg Everett
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D. Lee Flaherty
Associate
Harry L. Goldsmith
Senior Advisor
Brett Good
Associate
Sarah E. Guthrie
Associate
Mary Lindsey Hannahan
Associate
Grant Hauss
Associate
S. Ryan Hoffman
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D. Scott Holley
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Tyler Huseman
Associate
J. James Jenkins, Jr.
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Chris Johnson
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Kris Kemp
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Jay H. Knight
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Eric J. Knox
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Michael R. Kuffner
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Howard H. Lamar III
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Mark Manner
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David W. Marshburn
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Richard F. Mattern
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Lori B. Morgan
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Jennifer H. Noonan
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Andrea N. Orr
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J. Allen Overby
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Janice Parmar
Senior Healthcare Attorney
Tatjana Paterno
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Sarah M. Pelham
Associate
Frank M. Pellegrino
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Dillon Reid
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Whitney Robinson
Associate
Sehrish Siddiqui
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Susan V. Sidwell
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Brian L. Sims
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Jonathan D. Stanley
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Greg Stevens
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W. Benjamin Tarpley
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Oscar L. Thomas
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Ryan D. Thomas
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Sara Vance
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David R. Venturella
Associate
Kurt Vincent
Associate
Tyler H. Wadlington
Associate
F. Mitchell Walker, Jr.
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Julie C. Walker
Senior Corporate Attorney
Brian K. Wilke
Associate
Price W. Wilson
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Taylor K. Wirth
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Lora A. Wuerdeman
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