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Blake uses his understanding of corporate realities and his common sense to help clients structure their transactions in a logical way.

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Clients in diverse industries such as telecommunications, health care, traditional and renewable energy, life sciences, and real estate investment trusts seek a trusted advisor when it comes to leading, structuring, and counseling complex merger-and-acquisition and securities transactions. As chair of Seyfarth's Capital Markets group and with 40 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, clients turn to Blake to advise them on how to navigate those public markets.

Blake is a frequent author and speaker on securities and capital markets regulatory issues. He represents public and private companies in corporate governance matters and in all aspects of securities work in the federal 1933 and 1934 Acts, ranging from registered direct transactions, confidentially marketed underwritten offerings, conventional follow-on underwritten offerings, private investments in public equity (PIPEs), and other private placements and IPOs, from both the issuer and underwriter side, to the filing of periodic and current reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

He currently represents a major office real estate investment trust (REIT) in the Northeast in all of its securities work, and is a member of the NAREIT SEC Subcommittee. Blake is a former co-chair of the NACD REIT roundtable.

Blake's mergers and acquisitions practice includes representing corporate, private equity, and venture capital buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisition and dispositions, as well as partnership, stockholder, employment, and joint venture arrangements.

Blake enjoys the collegiality he finds at Seyfarth. He says, "The firm's people and teams are unmatched."

  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania
  • New York