Kevin M. Shuler

Partner

Overview

Kevin M. Shuler is a partner and business lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. His practice is focused on general corporate and securities law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, securities law compliance counseling and public and private securities offerings. He represents a broad range of clients with diverse interests and needs, from public companies to closely-held and newly formed corporations, in a wide range of industries such as finance, insurance, technology and manufacturing. He is a member of the firm's Transactional & Securities Practice.

Mr. Shuler regularly advises both early stage and established companies on a variety of corporate and business matters, including entity formation and organizational matters, venture capital and private equity debt and equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate governance matters. He also represents both public and private businesses in strategic transactions, joint ventures, licensing transactions and collaboration programs. Mr. Shuler routinely works with funds, issuers, investors and underwriters in public and private offering transactions, and advises public companies on SEC compliance, reporting and governance matters.

Education

Mr. Shuler received his law degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2006), where he was a member of the Florida Law Review and elected to the Order of the Coif. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Duke University (B.A., cum laude, 2002), where he majored in history and minored in economics and chemistry.

Publications

He is the author of "Is the Endangered Species Act Endangered in the Age of Strict Federalism? A Florida Perspective on the Recent Commerce Clause Challenges to the ESA", 57 Fl. L. Rev. 1135 (2005).

Representative Matters

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Foley represented Quad Graphics in the issuance of the private placement of $300 million of 7% senior notes due 2022, followed by a registered exchange offer.
Represented Tortuga Imports, Inc. and its shareholders in multijurisdictional consolidation of related but separately owned businesses and subsequent sale of control of consolidated holding company to a subsidiary of Jamaica Producers Group Limited, a multinational public company based in Jamaica.
Counseled United Insurance Holdings LC in its merger with FMG Acquisition Corporation, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC). The merger consideration consisted of $25 million in cash and 8.75 million shares in FMG Acquisition. The transaction also included an earnout provision of up to $5 million in cash in the event net income exceeded $25 million in 12 months or in the 2009 calendar year. Because of the nature of United’s business, several representations and warranties concerning compliance with insurance laws and regulations were included in the merger agreement. United Insurance Holdings Corp. became a publicly traded company as a result of the acquisition.