Mergers and Acquisitions
We represent both buyers and sellers in all types of strategic relationships involving the purchase, sale or combination of businesses, ranging from:
- Sales of stock or assets
- Merger agreements
- Co-marketing or joint venture arrangements
- Leveraged buyouts
- Tender offers
- Recapitalizations and reorganizations
Finance and Securities
We help our clients raise capital and debt to fund their operations. Riddell Williams is highly skilled in such areas as:
- Public Offerings
We have served as company counsel in public offerings of stock and debt, including initial public offerings.
- Private Placements
We help our clients raise capital through the issuance of stock or other securities in private securities offerings. We have also served as counsel to investors looking to make an investment in privately held businesses.
- Lending and Commercial Finance
We help our clients negotiate bank and private loans and credit facilities. We have experience with secured and unsecure loan transactions of all types (revolving lines of credit, real estate loans, security and pledge agreements, guarantees, equipment financing, and operating and capital lease arrangements) representing both borrowers and lenders. Our experience also includes assisting clients in the acquisition of loan portfolios. In addition, we can help clients with the work out of troubled loans and investments.
- Public Tender Offers
We have experience advising clients wishing to conduct a registered tender offer for the stock of a publicly traded company.
We assist publicly held companies with their SEC reporting requirements. This includes annual and quarterly reporting, proxy statements, compliance with NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards, and assistance with corporate governance initiatives.
We assist owners, directors and officers of public and private entities in understanding and fulfilling their legal roles and responsibilities. We have extensive experience assisting public and private corporations, boards of directors, board committees and executives structure, implement and revise corporate governance initiatives. We offer advice on traditional corporate fiduciary standards as well as best practices. We also provide guidance on the ever-changing body of securities regulation and the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards that define and affect the responsibilities of directors of public companies.
We help clients implement stock incentive plans and other forms of executive compensation arrangements. We represent executives in the negotiation of executive employment agreements, change of control agreements & severance arrangements.