Sunday, August 28, 2011
MAYNARD COOPER SHAREHOLDER TIMOTHY W. GREGG NAMED CHAIR OF THE FIRM'S SECURITIES REGULATION PRACTICE AREA
The firm’s Securities Regulation practice group regularly represents publicly held companies, as well as individual and corporate shareholders of publicly held companies, in providing advice and support with respect to a wide variety of securities law matters, including compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and various states' blue sky laws. The attorneys in this group regularly counsel companies in connection with their Securities Exchange Act reporting obligations, including assisting in the preparation and review of proxy statements for both annual and special meetings of shareholders and responding to Rule 14a-8 shareholder proposals. Additionally, the firm represents public company clients whose securities are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and other securities exchanges and assist these clients in complying with the various listing standards prescribed by these entities. Maynard Cooper also regularly represents clients in corporate finance transactions involving the sale of debt and equity securities in both the public and private markets. The firm’s attorneys have handled numerous registered underwritten public offerings of debt and equity securities for our clients, as well as stock offerings relating to acquisitions by public companies, representing both the acquiring companies and the companies being acquired. The firm’s securities lawyers have experience representing companies in initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings of common stock, trust preferred securities and debt securities, secondary offerings by selling shareholders, going private transactions, Rule 144A debt offerings, exchange offers, rescission offers and private placement transactions, including PIPE transactions. The firm regularly handles private placements of securities for clients ranging from start-up companies seeking growth capital to large public companies seeking to raise capital from the institutional investment community. Gregg is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is a member of the Alabama, Maryland, and District of Columbia Bar Associations. In addition, he is a member of the American Bar Association where he serves on the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities, the Committee on Corporate Governance and the Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions.