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Securities

Our team members who focus on corporate and securities practice offer a wide range of services in areas of law critical to the development and growth of all types of business clients, both large and small. LeClairRyan has a long history of involvement and a distinguished reputation in this area. Corporate and securities law was one of our firm's first areas of practice. Over the years, our attorneys have coalesced into a sophisticated team with a diverse client base. We represent many companies whose securities are traded both on the national exchanges and over-the-counter, providing legal representation and services in connection with all aspects of their business operations, including securities offerings and merger and acquisition activity. Our attorneys who focus on corporate and securities law also have significant experience representing financial institutions in the mergers and acquisitions area.

We offer a wide variety of legal services designed to foster the growth and development of business clients, including initial and secondary public offerings, private placements, SEC compliance and reporting, venture capital finance, and corporate governance. Other areas where we offer relevant legal services include mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; general corporate and partnership law; federal and state securities regulation; public finance; broker-dealer registration and compliance; investment adviser registration and compliance; convertible and straight debt offerings; issuance of revenue bonds and tax-exempt bonds; and underwriter representation in connection with the issuance of corporate and municipal securities.

Our corporate attorneys offer business clients legal guidance relating to business formation and growth, including debt and equity financings. We have represented our business clients in offerings of common and preferred stock, management buyouts, venture capital financings, real estate syndications, sale-leaseback arrangements, international joint ventures, and numerous business acquisitions and sales. We also have extensive experience in federal and state "blue sky" laws regulating the issuance of equity and debt securities, the formation and operation of broker-dealers, and the regulation and operation of investment advisory firms.