Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP’s corporate finance and securities attorneys counsel entrepreneurs, start-ups, high net worth investors, family offices, investment banks, emerging growth and middle market public and private companies, and their managers, executives, boards of directors and other stakeholders in both simple and complex corporate finance and securities transactions.
Our attorneys are adept at structuring and executing all manner of capital market transactions, including, seed, angel and venture capital financings, private placements of equity and debt securities in Regulation D and Regulation S offerings, initial, direct and alternative public offerings, such as reverse mergers and SPAC acquisitions, follow-on equity, debt and hybrid offerings, such as shelf registrations, registered direct offerings and rights offerings, PIPEs and Regulation A+ offerings.
We counsel clients in structuring and negotiating all manner of debt financings and facilities from traditional sources such as banks to more non-traditional, alternative lenders as well as loans assisted by all manner of government programs including SBA, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, and HUD. Our corporate finance and securities attorneys also work closely with our Real Estate and Transactional Tax groups in tax-credit financing transactions.
In challenging times, drawing on the resources and experience of our Restructuring and Transactional Tax attorneys, we offer our clients creative solutions for restructuring their capital structures and investments.
In addition to transactional matters, we also advise clients with regard to compliance with securities and regulatory matters, including with respect to SEC reporting obligations, insider transactions, 10b5-1 trading plans, resales of restricted securities, Regulation FD disclosure obligations, option and other equity-based compensation plans, shareholder proposals, proxy contests, change in control events, use of finders, placement agents and broker-dealers to raise capital, and all manner of corporate governance requirements, such as board and committee structure and composition, conflict of interest avoidance and executive compensation.
Richard Sugar publishes article as monthly columnist with Pioneer Press, entitled, "Poor Planning by Celebs Can Lead to Lesser Inheritance"
Richard Sugar currently serves as a regular columnist with the Pioneer Press, authoring a monthly column on issues such as finances, taxes and the law, entitled, "A Spoonful of Sugar."
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger partner Jeremy Waitzman will moderate a Private Directors Association program on July 9, 2019, titled “The Psychology of a Private Company Board… Fund (and Fund-like) Owned Businesses”
SFGH partner Jeremy Waitzman will moderate a program produced by the Private Directors Association titled "The Psychology of a Private Company Board… Fund (and Fund-like) Owned Businesses."
SFGH partner Vanessa Schoenthaler to speak on a West LegalEdcenter webinar series titled "Securities Law Made Simple (Not Really) 2019 - Public Company Reporting"
SFGH partner Vanessa Schoenthaler to speak on a West LegalEdcenter webinar series titled "Securities Law Made Simple (Not Really) 2019 - Public Company Reporting." The webinar will take place on April 24, 2019.
Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Helsinger LLP is pleased to announce that Jonathan Friedland will speak at a West LegalEdcenter webinar series titled "MBA Shortcut 2019 - How to Read a Balance Sheet - And Why You Care!"
SFGH Partner Jonathan Friedland to speak on West LegalEdcenter's webinar series titled "MBA Shortcut 2019 - How to Read a Balance Sheet - And Why You Care!" The webinar will take place on April 4, 2019.
Read more about how our Business Transactions attorneys have assisted our clients with corporate finance & securities:
Obtained an IRS private ruling allowing a tax-free non-pro rata split off of two family owned businesses due to personality differences between third generation siblings. Following split off, retained over long term for general corporate and tax representation by one company and numerous family members.
Negotiated sale of client's interests in a manufacturing business to her siblings when dispute about management and direction of the business arose after the death of their father/founder of the business.