Katten is a firm of first choice for clients seeking sophisticated, high-value legal services in the United States and abroad. Our nationally recognized practices include corporate and securities, commercial finance, environmental, financial services, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property, litigation, real estate, structured finance and securitization, and trusts and estates. Our nearly 700 attorneys serve public and private companies, as well as a number of government and nonprofit organizations and individuals. We provide full-service legal advice from locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.
Katten provides public companies, boards of directors and investment banks with a full complement of legal services with which to navigate the complexities of today’s evolving business environment and myriad of compliance requirements. Our attorneys, including former members of the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), have for decades represented companies of all sizes with securities listed on the national stock exchanges and have represented bulge bracket, middle-market and boutique investment banks in a wide variety of transactions. Specifically, we represent public companies and investment banks in connection with corporate financing activities and public securities offerings, including initial public offerings (IPOs), private investment in public equity (PIPE) transactions, registered direct offerings and at-the-market offerings, as well as offerings pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S (offshore). These range from relatively straightforward issuances of common stock to more complex offerings of investment grade and high-yield debt, collateralized debt obligations and other offerings of asset-backed securities, and issuances of derivative, hybrid and tax-favorable securities. We also regularly represent public companies—including special committees of their boards of directors—in all aspects of complex corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions (both friendly and hostile, and US and cross-border), leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, third-party, issuer tender and exchange offers, restructurings, spin-offs, joint ventures, proxy contests and going-private transactions.