Main Practice Contacts

Michael M. Boone
+1 214.651.5552

William B. Nelson
+1 713.547.2084

Gregory R. Samuel
+1 214.651.5645

Janice V. Sharry
+1 214.651.5562

George G. Young III
+1 713.547.2081

In the News

Haynes and Boone New York Continues Growth with Addition of Transaction Lawyer Greg Kramer

NEW YORKGreg Kramer, a lawyer with extensive experience in representing issuers and investors in a wide variety of transactions, has rejoined Haynes and Boone, LLP New York as a partner in the firm’s Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. >>

Recent Publications

Delaware Supreme Court Holds Fee-Shifting Provisions in Bylaws Facially Valid

Many entities choose to incorporate in Delaware as a result of the abundance of case law on corporate matters and the willingness and ability of the Delaware legislature to adapt to changing times. >>

Court of Appeals Denies Emergency Motion for Stay of Conflict Minerals Rule

As noted in our alert dated May 12, 2014, the National Association of Manufacturers, et al. requested on May 5, 2014 an emergency stay of the conflict minerals rule (the “Rule”) or at a minimum, a delay of the June 2, 2014 filing deadline for Form SD. >>

SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Conflict Minerals Rule following the Filing of an Emergency Motion for Stay

Prompted by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit’s decision in National Association of Manufacturers, et al. v. SEC, et al. (D.C. Cir. April 14, 2014), which held a portion of the conflict minerals rule (the “Rule”) invalid on First Amendment grounds, the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued updated guidance on April 29, 2014 relating to upcoming Form SD filing obligations. >>

Capital Markets and Securities

Haynes and Boone began as a firm focused on corporate securities in 1970 and we have maintained this focus. Today we have 84 lawyers in our Capital Markets and Securities Practice Group. We are securities counsel to more than 70 public companies ranging in size from small cap companies to large cap multi-national business entities. We represent clients traded on all of the major U.S. securities exchanges, as well as the OTCBB and “pink sheets” and many foreign markets such as the London Stock Exchange Alternate Investment Market (AIM), and the Toronto Stock Exchange. While we represent clients in a broad range of industries, we have significant experience in the energy, banking, technology, manufacturing, financial, hospitality and transportation industries. We also represent investment banks as underwriters and placement agents in capital markets transactions.

Since 2010, we have represented our clients in more than 20 offerings with proceeds of more than $5 billion.

Capital Markets

We have represented clients in all types of capital markets transactions, including:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Follow-on public equity and debt offerings
  • Rule 144A high yield, investment grade and convertible debt offerings for both public and private companies
  • Shelf registration statements and takedowns
  • Secondary offerings
  • Rights offerings
  • Registered direct offerings
  • Private placements
  • Exchange offers
  • Cash and debt tender offers
  • Consent solicitations
  • PIPE transactions
  • Offerings on the AIM, under the Multi-Jurisdictional Disclosure System with Canada, and other international transactions
  • Structured products and hybrid securities
  • MLP structured transactions

Please see “Representative Experience” for a summary of recent transactions we have handled for our clients.

Periodic Reporting and Compliance

Through our role as outside securities counsel and the experience that several of our lawyers have gained with having formerly worked for the SEC, we have developed considerable in-depth and up-to-date experience in representing clients in their periodic reporting, public disclosure and Securities Exchange Act compliance issues. We regularly counsel our clients on the following issues:

  • Annual, quarterly and other periodic reports
  • Proxy statements and shareholder proposals
  • Press releases and analyst presentations
  • Responses to SEC comment letters
  • Sections 13 and 16 reporting and compliance
  • Initial and continued listing standards of the securities exchanges

We have represented clients in complex issues dealing with acquired company financial statements, restatements of financial statements, and shareholder proposals.

Corporate Governance

We advise boards of directors, audit committees, compensation committees, and committees of independent directors, on a broad range of governance and transactional matters as wells as “best practices” to meet the high standards expected of members of a public company board of directors. Our public company board representation includes advice on:

  • Director fiduciary duties, including conflict of interest transactions, going private transactions, proxy contest and other merger and acquisition transactions
  • Board and committee structure
  • Governance programs and policies
  • Implementing compensation programs and agreements
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and the Dodd-Frank Act compliance
  • Internal and external investigations
  • Structure and fairness of MBO, LBO and other major corporate transactions