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Reinhart’s Securities team has deep experience in structuring, negotiating and closing securities offerings and financing transactions with a variety of capital sources. We work with a broad range of clients, including start-ups and emerging companies, private companies at various stages of capital raising, public companies and their affiliates and insiders, boards of directors and special committees, investment banks, investment advisers, mutual funds, hedge funds and pension plan managers.

Our Securities attorneys also counsel on compliance with numerous public company regulatory and reporting obligations, including Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, stock exchange regulations and corporate governance requirements and best practices. Our comprehensive EDGAR and technical capabilities allow us to assist clients with SEC filing needs in a cost-effective and timely manner.

We regularly counsel clients on the following types of securities transactions and activities:

  • Issuer’s counsel
  • Underwriter’s counsel

  • Identifying and perfecting exemptions from state and federal registration requirements
  • Developing and writing business plans and offering memorandums
  • Preparing and negotiating investment documents and agreements
  • Rule 144A and Regulation S transactions
  • PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions
  • Locating financing
  • Angel investing
  • Venture capital funds, mezzanine capital funds and hedge funds

  • Periodic reporting
  • Stock transactions by insiders, including Rule 144, 10b5-1 plans and section 16 compliance
  • Disclosure and Regulation FD
  • Dealing with analysts, proxy advisors and the investment community
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank compliance
  • Compliance with stock exchange regulations

  • Public company transactions
  • Tender offers, proxy contests and similar transactions
  • Going private transactions
  • Takeover preparedness
  • Director fiduciary duties


Meghan Shannon was honored on at the Wisconsin Law Journal’s 2017 Women in the Law event, which recognizes outstanding achievement by the region’s top women in the practice of law.

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