From emerging entities to multinational corporations and institutions, Olshan’s top-tier, nationally recognized Corporate/Securities Group delivers high-value results on high-stakes transactions for public and private companies, investors and underwriters.

Transforming Businesses and Getting Deals Done

Innovative, practical and experienced, our corporate and securities attorneys are nimble, regularly working on all aspects of the corporate life cycle from formation through financing, including mergers and acquisitions, and divestitures. With exceptional commercial sensibility, the team regularly closes complex, transformative deals for clients around the globe.

Companies and their boards of directors, special committees, and senior management also rely on us to navigate compliance and disclosure issues, corporate governance requirements and business activities. Leveraging our experience in regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and securities laws, our attorneys often serve as outside general and special counsel for a diverse group of private companies.

We also advise investors, venture capitalists, private equity fund and fundless sponsors, high-net-worth individuals, and other investors across the spectrum of private and public equity and debt transactions.

Likewise, whether working with some of the nation’s most prominent mediators or working with the parties directly, we have deep experience assisting a range of sophisticated clients in resolving their most complex and significant concerns, disputes and litigations.

Fully integrated with our firm’s other practices, we actively collaborate with colleagues in our Tax, Real Estate, Employment, Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property, Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring Groups, among others, to address all relevant transaction issues. Further, our Shareholder Activism Practice, recognized as among the nation’s best, has an unmatched record in winning proxy contests.

As needed, we also work with firms throughout the United States and the world to achieve our clients’ objectives and deliver seamless and holistic client service.

Exceptional Experience on All Sides of Transactions

Our attorneys structure, negotiate and execute a vast array of industry-leading financial transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings (IPOs), including SPACs, Regulation A offerings, at-the-market offerings (ATMs), rights offerings, private investments in public equity transactions (PIPEs), and other private placements
  • Credit facilities, debt securities offerings, and other debt-financing transactions
  • Spinoffs, split-ups, and tender and exchange offers
  • Mergers and acquisitions (including private equity, management buyouts, and “going-private” transactions, whether negotiated or unsolicited)
  • Venture capital financings (including crowdfunding transactions)
  • Emerging company matters
  • Restructurings
  • Succession planning
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
Steeped in Industry Experience

Comprising an exceptionally deep bench of industry talent, our Corporate/Securities Law Group is nationally recognized by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, The Best Lawyers in America, and others. The group includes attorneys who formerly served at major investment management firms, the SEC, and Big Four accounting firms. Their industry backgrounds provide invaluable client-side perspective that has proved invaluable in closing some of the most impressive deals of recent years, deals that have achieved M&A Advisor (“Private Equity Deal of the Year”) and The Deal (“Deal of the Year” and “Activist Campaign of the Year”) recognition, among other accolades.

Clients also benefit from the longstanding relationships our attorneys have forged in the investment community that often open doors to capital sources.

A Powerhouse Litigation Team

Clients are also in excellent hands should the complexities of a deal ever warrant litigation.

Our corporate and securities litigators include a former federal prosecutor at the DOJ, seasoned trial attorneys, and some of the nation’s leading litigators representing investors in capital markets and complex commercial disputes.

Best Law Firms® 2024 National Tier 1 Securities/Capital Markets Law

  • Represented Chatham Asset Management in its successful acquisition of R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company following its bid to acquire the company.
  • Represented I.D. Systems in its $140 million cash and stock acquisition of Pointer Telocation Ltd., an Israeli public company, and reorganization pursuant to which I.D. Systems and Pointer became wholly owned subsidiaries of PowerFleet, Inc., a new public holding company dual-listed on the Nasdaq Global Market and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
  • Represented GlobalSCAPE, a public company and a pioneer in securing and automating the movement and integration of data, in its merger with HelpSystems pursuant to which HelpSystems acquired all outstanding shares of GlobalSCAPE for $9.50 per share in a transaction structured as a tender offer followed by a merger, valued at approximately $217 million.
  • Represented an NYSE-listed hospitality company in a $800 million merger with a private equity firm.
  • Represented Success Foods Management Group, LLC (d/b/a Torchy’s Tacos) in a significant minority private equity investment by General Atlantic. Following this transaction, he represented the founders of Torchy’s Tacos in the $325 million sale of their membership interests to affiliates of T. Rowe Price, D1 Capital Partners, Lone Pine Capital, and XN Capital.
  • Represented Landry’s, Inc. in its acquisition of B.R. Guest Holdings, which owns and operates restaurant concepts including Atlantic Grill, Bill’s Bar and Burger, Blue Water Grill, Dos Caminos, Isabella’s and Strip House, from an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group.
  • Represented Tallan, Inc., a technology solutions company, in connection with its sale of substantially all of its assets to Ernst & Young LLP.
  • Represented ImmunityBio, Inc. (Nasdaq: IBRX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, in its approximately $40 million acquisition of a leasehold interest in a 409,000 square foot ISO Class 5 pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Western New York and certain related assets from global pharmaceutical company Athenex, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATNX).
  • Represented a SPAC sponsor in a SPAC formation and IPO transaction, and a successful $1 billion-plus business combination, convertible debt, and PIPE transaction with a Norway-based developer of next-generation battery cell production capacity.
  • Advised leading national consumer-facing franchisee business in separation from its former partner as well as equity raise, debt refinancing, and amendment transactions.
  • Represented a world-renowned academic research institution in structuring equity rights in dozens of cutting-edge life science companies.
  • Represented a multistate, veterinary-medicine group in its formation and roll-up acquisitions of more than 25 practices.
  • Representing LICT Corporation in its spin-off of Michigan Businesses.
  • Represented an alternative asset management solutions provider in a $240 million initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Represented Blink Charging Co. in numerous public offerings of its common stock including pursuant to an ATM Facility.
  • Advise a Hong Kong-based investment fund in $135 million convertible note investments in Faraday Future Intelligent Electric Inc.
  • Represented Steel Partners Holdings L.P. and its subsidiaries in connection with a five-year, $600 million revolving credit agreement with a syndicate of financial institutions headed by PNC Capital Markets LLC.
  • Represented ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. in connection with the financing for its $476 million acquisition of IWCO Direct, a leading provider of data-driven market solutions. The financing included a $393 million term loan facility and a $25 million revolving credit facility with Cerberus Business Finance, LLC.
  • Represented Legion Partners, as lead investor in a PIPE financing at Lifecore Biomedical.





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