Public Company Advisory

Maynard Cooper’s Public Company Advisory Practice Group counsels public companies, as well as companies aiming to become public, on the full range of matters shaping their operation in the public markets. We represent companies that are traded on the major U.S. securities exchanges, and our clients span numerous industry sectors.

Our skilled team of professionals provides legal advice on compliance with evolving securities laws and corporate governance practices, and regularly assists clients in debt and equity capital markets transactions. The depth and breadth of experience we bring to the services we provide our clients add value to our counsel and allow us to provide timely and insightful strategic advice to help our clients improve their business operations and meet their performance goals. We counsel public company clients on matters including:

  • Reporting obligations under and compliance with the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including assistance with Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K
  • Compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act, the JOBS Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and related legislation, as well as applicable legal and regulatory requirements of the SEC, NYSE and Nasdaq
  • Insider ownership issues, such as insider trading compliance programs, Oule 144 compliance, and Section 16 reporting requirements
  • Proxy statements and proxy advisory firm issues
  • Shareholder activism and takeover defenses
  • Executive compensation and equity compensation plan adoption and administration

We also provide representation in connection with a wide variety of transactional matters, including initial public offerings, underwritten primary and secondary equity offerings, registered debt issuances and Rule 144A offerings, exchange offers, private placements, and going private transactions, as well as mergers and acquisitions. In recent years, our team has represented public companies in capital markets securities offerings involving the issuance of more than $6 billion in securities.

Representative Public Securities transactions include:

  • Represented National Commerce Corporation in connection with an underwritten initial public offering of its common stock and listing on the Nasdaq Global Select Market
  • Represented Surgical Care Affiliates, Inc., in a Rule 144A offering of $250 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes and in two underwritten secondary offerings of over $400 million of common stock by a sponsor stockholder
  • Represented Encompass Health Corporation (f/k/a HealthSouth Corporation) in a registered A/B exchange offer of $700 million in senior notes
  • Represented Protective Life Corporation in an underwritten public offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated debentures and in an underwritten public offering of $800 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes
  • Represented Torchmark Corporation in underwritten public offerings of$125 million in junior subordinated debentures and $300 million in senior notes
June 18, 2019
Maynard Cooper & Gale Joins Invention to Innovation Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville as a Strategic Partner

Maynard Cooper & Gale is proud to announce that is has joined the Invention to Innovation Center (I2C) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as a strategic partner. I2C is a regional business incubator that is designed to…

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