Capital Markets & Public Company Advisory

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Foley provides ongoing U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) counsel and related services to large public companies that are “household names,” as well as to growing cutting-edge companies. Our team routinely executes securities offerings and assists with SEC and stock exchange disclosure and compliance, as well as corporate governance matters.

We work with issuers, underwriters, and investors in public and private securities offerings in the United States and foreign markets. Our extensive experience includes a variety of securities transactions involving equity, debt, convertible securities, and derivative and hybrid financial products. We also assist public company clients with SEC and stock exchange regulation compliance and reporting and advise them on corporate governance matters.

Our Approach

Navigating Shifting Capital Markets

Emerging companies looking for venture capital seed funding to large public companies conducting public equity and debt offerings have trusted us for decades, knowing we understand the importance of speed to market.

Effective Public Company Advisory

Clients across industries — including the Innovative Technology, Health Care & Life Sciences, Energy, and Manufacturing sectors, among others — trust us because we understand that compliance doesn’t just mean good disclosure or checking the box on best governance practices. It means creating value for your company through sophisticated governance choices and thoughtful and strategic disclosure practices. Our team provides ongoing SEC counsel and related services to clients that range from large public companies that are household names to smaller, emerging growth companies.



  • ATM Offerings
  • Equity-linked Securities
  • Follow-on and Secondary Public Offerings
  • Initial Public Offerings
  • PIPEs and Registered Direct Transactions
  • Preferred Stock
  • Private Placements
  • SPACs


  • Convertible Debt
  • High Yield Debt
  • Investment Grade Debt
  • Liability Management Transactions
  • Mezzanine Capital
  • Rule 144A and Regulation S Offerings

Public Company Advisory/Corporate Governance

  • Board/Committee Advisory
  • Disclosure Counseling
  • ESG Reporting
  • Executive Compensation
  • SEC and Stock Exchange Rule Developments
  • SEC Filings
  • Shareholder Activism and Engagement

Transactional Matters

  • Public Company M&A
  • Spinoffs
  • Takeover Defense
  • Tender and Exchange Offers