Capital Markets

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Guiding you through the complexity of the capital-raising landscape.

Capital markets transactions come with complex compliance, governance, disclosure, and reporting obligations, whether you’re a publicly traded corporation navigating an equity or debt offering, or a privately held company looking to raise capital through a private placement. With so much at stake, companies need advisors who have worked deals from every angle.


Our Capital Markets team knows a solid foundation is the key to success. Having executed securities offerings both large and small, they know how to structure transactions to comply with ever-evolving requirements while minimizing the risk of unwanted SEC and other scrutiny down the road.

Our attorneys represent issuers, sponsors, financial institutions, and investors in planning, negotiating, and executing complex capital markets transactions. Whether it is a telecommunications or healthcare transaction of a few million dollars or a real estate investment trust valued at more than $1 billion, our solutions are never one-size-fits-all. Our attorneys dig into the nuances of each deal, leveraging the team’s collective experience to create deal-appropriate structures tailored to the specific needs of our clients.

By collaborating with colleagues in Seyfarth’s tax, real estate, and executive compensation and benefits groups, our team brings full-service capabilities to our clients, which include large corporations, sponsors, investment banks, investment advisors, broker dealers, private equity funds, and institutional investors. Our cross-practice teams regularly advise on executive compensation, board and committee composition, stock exchange compliance, and governance best practices, including those relating to fiduciary duties and responsibility, shareholder relations, disclosure, and management succession plans. Our attorneys often consult with the firm’s securities litigators and other commercial litigators to provide proactive advice during a transaction, with the goal of preventing conflict after the deal closes.


Our Capital Markets team gets the job done with a combination of innovative solutions, forward-thinking advice, and well-managed advocacy. For public company clients, our attorneys can foresee SEC scrutiny and are prepared to respond swiftly and appropriately. For private companies, our attorneys have industry-specific models that can be tailored to the needs of each client, streamlining the capital-raising process, improving speed-to-market execution, and reducing transaction costs.

Whether navigating securities and corporate governance rules, complying with ever-evolving US and foreign securities requirements, or conducting large capital markets transactions, clients turn to our team to provide clarity in the face of complexity.