Practice Area

Capital Markets


Our Capital Markets practice group assists clients with their most complex and challenging capital raising and corporate governance needs, leveraging the deep expertise of our attorneys and paralegals.

We work with companies navigating every stage of the capital raising process, including advising issuers, underwriters, and other financial institutions on an all types of equity and debt capital raisings in a practical and highly responsive manner. From start-ups seeking seed or venture capital to larger private and public equity and debt financings, our extensive experience helps clients close successful transactions, including:

  • IPOs, direct listings, and follow-on public offerings;
  • shelf registrations and take-downs;
  • registered “at the market” or ATM offerings, block trades, “bought deals,” and other creative financing and liquidity transactions;
  • PIPEs (private investments in public equities);
  • seed, venture capital, and private equity financings;
  • Rule 144A transactions;
  • reverse mergers and SPAC transactions;
  • convertible and high-yield debt offerings;
  • complex credit facilities; and
  • public company acquisitions and tender offers.


Since January 2010, we have been involved in over 90 securities offerings by public companies raising in excess of $8 billion. Our attorneys lead offerings for clients diverse by geography, size, and industry, including within the biopharmaceutical, financial institutions and services, life sciences, pharmaceuticals, real estate, software, and technology space.
We also assist our clients with the challenges of operating as public companies. Our Capital Markets attorneys are trusted advisors to over a dozen public companies, providing them with strategic board- and committee-level counsel,  and advising them on SEC and stock exchange rules, securities law compliance, reporting and disclosure obligations, corporate governance best practices (including on ESG matters), shareholder proposals and activism, investor relations, executive compensation, and management succession. We regularly present at industry conferences and publish articles on key developments within these and other Capital Markets areas.
Our Capital Markets practice group also partners with Wyrick Robbins attorneys across a range of other disciplines to assist with transactions and the daily operations of our clients, including banking and financial institutions, commercial litigation, emerging companies & venture capital, employee benefits and executive compensation, environmental, regulatory and administrative law, labor and employment, licensing and technology, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, and tax.
To discuss our Capital Markets services, please contact Halle Vakani at 919.865.1125 or

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