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Understanding Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Act. Striving to comply with ever-changing government regulations. Raising venture capital. Crowdfunding. Obtaining financing. Forming and dissolving business entities. Strategic acquisitions and dispositions. Learn about our corporate securities law experience.

Our corporate attorneys assist clients in managing a broad range of complex, high-stakes corporate and financial matters, from game-changing transfers of power to day-to-day operational issues. These clients, including public and private issuers, underwriters, venture capital firms, high net worth individuals and other investors, rely on our experienced and creative corporate securities law counsel to negotiate a wide variety of corporate and financing transactions, including:

  • Capital-raising transactions
  • Securities offerings
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Credit facilities and other loans
  • Venture capital financings
  • Buyouts and “going private” deals

Our corporate attorneys routinely collaborate with colleagues, including attorneys in our Tax, Real Estate, Employment, Employee Benefits, Intellectual Property and Bankruptcy & Financial Restructuring practice groups, to address the complex legal issues related to these transactions and to our clients’ daily operations. As our clients operate nationally and internationally, our corporate securities attorneys regularly work with firms throughout and outside the United States to achieve our clients' objectives.

Public Companies

Leveraging our experience in regulatory compliance, corporate governance and federal and state securities law, we serve as general and special counsel for a large and diverse group of companies with securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NYSE Amex and Nasdaq markets. Ranging from national and multinational businesses to small and middle-market issuers, our clients depend on us to help them navigate the complexities of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting requirements, corporate governance guidelines, general disclosure compliance and other related matters.

Privately Held Companies

Our corporate attorneys also represent entrepreneurs and the executive management of closely held companies as they start up, operate and sell or merge their businesses. We frequently serve as general counsel during negotiations with venture capitalists, private equity investors and merger and acquisition candidates, and advise clients regularly with respect to governance matters and their day-to-day business.


We advise private equity investors, venture capitalists, private equity fund sponsors, fundless sponsors, high net worth individuals and other investors in a wide variety of private and public equity and debt transactions.

Our Team

Our team of corporate and securities lawyers is led by Olshan partners Mitchell Raab, Robert H. Friedman and Steve Wolosky. Mr. Raab focuses on finance and M&A transactions and provides legal counsel on a broad range of business activities and agreements. Mr. Friedman represents clients in all matters of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general business counseling. Mr. Wolosky co-heads our Shareholder Activism Practice. He is a globally recognized corporate and securities lawyer who counsels clients in the areas of proxy contests and mergers and acquisitions.

Our corporate attorneys are nationally recognized by client and peer-reviewed rating groups such as Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers for their abilities and effectiveness in corporate law. The firm's Corporate/Securities Law practice has been recognized as a "Best Law Firm" by U.S. News-Best Lawyers "Tier 1" Nationally and in New York City Metropolitan.

Our team of more than 30 skilled corporate lawyers brings its talents to every legal matter it handles. Together, our expertise spans a diverse range of corporate law matters, from negotiating and drafting stockholder agreements to SEC reporting compliance. Find out more about what we can do for you by contacting Olshan today.

Olshan's Corporate/Securities Law Group represents public and private issuers, underwriters and investors, including hedge funds, venture capital firms and high net worth individuals. The Corporate Group's representation of issuers includes serving as general and special counsel for a large and diverse group of public companies listed on the NYSE, NYSE Amex exchanges and Nasdaq Global Select, Global and Capital Markets. Olshan's Corporate Lawyers are also among the nation's leading experts in shareholder activism and proxy fights.

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