Sawyer Smith is an associate in the Capital Markets/Securities Practice Group in the Dallas office of Haynes and Boone, LLP. His practice focuses on public and private securities offerings, state and federal corporate governance and securities compliance matters. This includes initial public offerings, debt offerings, reporting obligations under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, compliance with NYSE and NASDAQ listing standards as well as the production of required filings with the SEC, FINRA and state securities offices. Sawyer also works with public and private companies on mergers and acquisitions transactions.
- The sale of $42 million in convertible debt and equity securities for a publicly traded blockchain technologies company.
- Advising on reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
- Preparing securities filings, including Schedule 13D and Form 4.
- An $11 million Confidentially Marketed Public Offering of common stock for a publicly traded telecommunications software developer.
J.D., Cornell Law School, 2020, CALI Award Recipient – State & Local Government
B.B.A., Finance, Texas A&M University Mays School of Business, 2017, magna cum laude, Phi Kappa Phi
Summer Law Clerk for Robert Troyer at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado, 2018
A number of recent updates to SEC disclosure obligations are effective for the 2022 Form 10-K and proxy statement season. Below is a list of important updates that public companies should consider for this reporting cycle. Note that this list is limited to key SEC and stock exchange required updates and does not cover other updates that should be taken into consideration, such as board composition [...]