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 40 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 Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in its sale to Stone Point Capital, an investment firm based in Greenwich, Connecticut, with over $40 billion of assets under management. Tivity Health stockholders received $32.50 in cash per share, representing a total transaction value of $2.0 billion. Tivity Health’s common stock ceased trading and will no longer be listed on Nasdaq.

    We represented Tivity Health Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY), a leading provider of healthy life-changing solutions, in their sale to Stone Point...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), a provider of home care services, in its acquisition of JourneyCare, Inc, one of the largest hospice and palliative care providers in Illinois for $85,000,000.

     

    We represented Addus HomeCare Corporation (Nasdaq: ADUS), a provider of home care services, in its acquisition of JourneyCare, Inc, one...
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  • Representation of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) in its definitive agreement to sell 80 percent of Brookdale Health Care Services, the Brentwood-based company’s home health and outpatient therapy division, to HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, in an all-cash transaction for $400 million

    We represented Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE: BKD) in its sale of majority stake in its hospice, home health and...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Lead Counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc. in connection with its proposed SPAC business combination with Therapeutics Acquisition Corp. d/b/a Research Alliance Corp. I (Nasdaq: RACA), a special purpose acquisition company, sponsored by RA Capital Management.  Upon closing, the combined company will be named POINT Biopharma Global Inc. and is expected to be listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “PNT”.

    We served as lead legal counsel to POINT Biopharma Inc., a late stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing the many...
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    Client Type: Private Company
  • Representation of Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in its offering of $350,000,000 of 3.625% senior notes due 2029.

    We represented Louisiana-Pacific Corporation in its offering of $350,000,000 of 3.625% senior notes due 2029. BofA Securities, Goldman Sachs and...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. in its public offering of 2,127,660 shares with proceeds of $46,800,000.

    We represented ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. in its public offering of 2,127,660 shares with proceeds of $46,800,000. B. Riley Securities acted...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • Representation of ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. in its public offering of 2,127,660 shares with proceeds of $46,800,000. B. Riley Securities acted as book-running manager and Lake Street Capital Markets, LLC acted as co-manager for the offering.

     

    We represented ClearPoint Neuro, Inc. in its public offering of 2,127,660 shares with proceeds of $46,800,000. B. Riley Securities acted...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • We represented Dean Solon, the founder of Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. (backed by Oaktree Capital), a leading solar-power components maker, in connection with Shoals’ initial public offering (IPO) of 88.5 million shares of Class A common stock for a total net proceeds of more than $2.2 billion. The shares began trading on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “SHLS” on January 27, 2021. Bass Berry & Sims has represented Shoals since the 2016 recapitalization transaction with Oaktree Capital.

    We represented Dean Solon, the founder of Shoals Technologies Group, Inc. (backed by Oaktree Capital), a leading solar-power components maker,...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • 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.

    We represented Gladstone Land Corporation in its offering of 2,100,000 shares of its newly designated 5.00% Series D Cumulative Term...
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    Client Type: Public Company
  • 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
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Dixon Babb
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Annie Batcheller
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Scott W. Bell
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Shelby Bess
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Courtney  L. Black
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Kolby  A. Boyd
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Al Bright, Jr.
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Whitney R. Burnley
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Bo R. Cook
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Elizabeth  A. Cook
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K. Stewart Day
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David W. Marshburn
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Richard F. Mattern
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Carter-William Palek
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Janice Parmar
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Grant Sharp
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Emily Shiever
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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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Julie C. Walker
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