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With transformational regulatory reform on the horizon, U.S. capital markets remain strong. Yet despite the strength of the markets, capital formation is often challenging—with market, regulatory, and economic risks among the many variables that must be addressed. Experienced legal counsel with the right knowledge and insights can navigate around challenges to successfully complete financing transactions and achieve growth objectives.

Akerman’s Capital Markets Practice represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents, private equity and venture capital funds, emerging growth companies, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), and real estate investment trusts (REITs) in connection with complex capital markets transactions. Our team, which includes former SEC professionals, is recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers as a national leader in Securities/Capital Markets Law.

We have served as principal outside securities counsel for numerous public companies, the majority of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange or Nasdaq Stock Market. We regularly serve as issuers and underwriters counsel in connection with IPOs, secondary offerings and private investments in public equity (PIPE), as well as private placements of equity and debt securities. We also assist foreign private issuers in the offering of securities in the U.S. markets. Additionally, we advise issuers on compliance and corporate governance matters, including periodic disclosures, national stock exchange standards and board of director and committee matters.

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