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_MG_3721David Stockton

David Stockton advises businesses in all aspects of corporate finance. He has represented numerous issuers in initial and secondary public offerings and has extensive experience in private placements of securities. Mr. Stockton’s focuses his practice on the full range of securities regulations applicable to officers, directors, and principal shareholders of public corporations, including share resale restrictions, Section 16, and insider-trading matters. He has extensive experience in the legal aspects of mergers and acquisitions, particularly those involving public companies. He has represented audit, compensation and various special committees of public company boards and has dealt with all aspects of public company corporate governance.

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WhoWeAre_BarkleyBen_Bio_170x216Ben Barkley

Ben Barkley advises public and private clients in a broad range of corporate finance transactions and securities regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions; public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities; venture capital and private equity investments; compliance with securities disclosure obligations; corporate governance; corporate restructurings; recapitalizations and distressed situations; joint ventures and strategic alliances; and special committee, board and independent director counsel.

Mr. Barkley has broad experience structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions and other control transactions, including extensive experience representing strategic buyers in consolidating industries, leading serial acquisition programs including from 10 to 120 acquisitions. He has handled public and private issuances of debt securities in transactions ranging in size from $20 million to $1.35 billion, including Rule 144A offerings, high yield 144A-for-life bond offerings, investment grade public debt offerings, institutional private placements, and Exxon Capital debt exchange offerings. He also has extensive experience with equity offerings ranging in size from $10 million to more than $1 billion, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, at-the-market continuous offerings, and PIPES transactions.

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WhoWeAre_EaddyRandy_Bio_170x216Randy Eaddy

Randy Eaddy focuses his practice on securities and capital formation transactions, disclosure compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance advice in complex situations. More generally, Mr. Eaddy is a counselor and advisor to executives and directors on myriad legal-related and other strategic decisions for managing their business to produce value for internal and external constituencies.

Mr. Eaddy has been lead counsel in over 250 financing and M&A transactions. He regularly represents public companies in registered public offerings of equity (both IPOs and secondary transactions) and debt securities, venture capital and other private financings, proxy solicitations and contests, and disclosure and overall securities regulatory compliance. He has represented numerous managements, boards of directors, and special committees in varied complex and sensitive corporate governance situations. He also acts as counselor and advisor to select music and film industry participants.

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WhoWeAre_EatonDavid_Bio_170x216David Eaton

David Eaton is highly experienced in securities offerings and capital markets transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and advising public companies and their directors and officers on securities regulatory, corporate governance, stock market, and fiduciary issues.

Mr. Eaton has served as issuer’s counsel in over $7.4 billion of equity and debt security offerings in the past four years. He has extensive experience in representing companies issuing stock, bonds and other securities in capital-raising and other transactions. His knowledge encompasses a wide variety of offering methods, security types and transaction structures, including: SEC-registered initial and follow-on public offerings, Rule 144A, and traditional private placements; common stock, secured and unsecured corporate bonds, trust preferred or “capital” securities, and other instruments; and “shelf” registrations, “at-the-market” equity offerings, balance sheet liability management transactions such as tender and exchange offers, and other transactions. He also has a significant background in representing public and private buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions.

Complementing his transactional practice, Mr. Eaton is a regular counselor to companies of all sizes and across industries on the corporate and securities law aspects of being a public company. He routinely advises and assists boards and management in areas such as: corporate governance and fiduciary duties; SEC reporting and public disclosure; insider trading, Rule 144 and Section 16 compliance; proxy statements; stock market listing standard compliance; Sarbanes-Oxley matters; and the securities law aspects of executive and employee compensation and benefits.

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WhoWeAre_KaslowAaron_Bio_170x216Aaron Kaslow

Aaron Kaslow focuses his practice on corporate and securities matters, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory matters for financial institutions. He also regularly advises on the formation of captive insurance companies, risk retention groups and other alternative risk transfer arrangements.

Mr. Kaslow’s securities practice includes serving as counsel for both issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities and counseling clients on disclosure and other requirements under the federal securities laws.  He has represented numerous mutual savings associations in their conversion to stock form or formation of a mutual holding company and related public offerings.

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WhoWeAre_RappoportJoel_Bio_170x216Joel Rappoport

Mr. Rappoport advises financial institutions and their holding companies and other public and private entities in structuring, negotiating and executing complex corporate transactions.

Mr. Rappoport has extensive experience in a wide variety of capital raising transactions, representing issuers and underwriters in initial and secondary public offerings and private placements.  He has represented numerous companies in business combination transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, asset purchases and sales, debt redemptions and holding company reorganizations.

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