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Ballard Spahr LLP

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

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What the team is known for

Noted for its representation of a wide range of emerging and established companies and private equity clients. Maintains considerable experience in divestitures, joint ventures and securities offerings. Regularly advises clients across the financial, biotechnology and life sciences sectors, with increasing activity in the broader technology space.

Work highlights

Ballard Spahr LLP represented Asensus Surgical in multiple securities transactions, including a registered direct offering, an underwritten public offering and two at-the-market offerings.

Notable practitioners

Brian Doerner co-heads the firm's M&A group and is experienced in dealing with complex corporate transactions. He offers particular expertise acting for clients in the technology and life sciences sectors.
''His service is invaluable.''

Gerald Guarcini leads the firm's securities group. He handles a variety of matters in this space, including IPOs.
''He is a strong technical lawyer.''

Greg Seltzer represents clients such as private equity and public companies. He advises on an array of complex transactional matters.
"His knowledge, experience and diverse network is incredibly valuable."

Jay Coogan is routinely called upon to represent clients in matters including financings and acquisitions.

Justin Klein maintains longstanding corporate expertise, frequently advising on securities and corporate governance issues.
''He is one of the best lawyers I have ever worked with.''

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Overview

Our Pennsylvania Corporate M&A/Private Equity/Securities attorneys have had a productive year, transactions that include traditional acquisitions and divestitures, mergers, joint ventures, private and public securities offerings, and corporate reorganizations.

Our Philadelphia team’s clients primarily fall into the following categories:


1. Large, public companies that grow their businesses through M&A transactions and securities offerings
2. Private equity firms
3. Smaller public and private companies seeking to grow their businesses through outside investors and licensing transactions
4. Emerging companies. We formalized our experience with emerging companies in 2016 and launched both our Emerging Growth and Venture Capital Group as well as our innovative programs: Project Sing and Ballard Academy for Student Entrepreneurs (BASE), featured in Forbes magazine.

The variety of our client base means that we have a constant, varied, and exciting deal flow. Our clients' diverse businesses have allowed us to develop broad industry experience, including in the aerospace, chemicals, e-commerce, medical device, biotechnology, retail, and energy industries. Our transactions are both national and cross-border in nature. We take great pride in our client relationships, many of which go back more than 20 years.

Members

Doerner, Brian D (Head of Department)

Guarcini, Gerald J (Head of Department)

Short, Brian (Head of Department)

Braemer, Richard

Coogan, Jay

Klein, Justin P

Seltzer, Greg

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity

Ballard Spahr LLP

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Location

1735 Market Street

51st Floor

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

USA

PA 19103-7599

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Pennsylvania

Corporate/M&A: Securities


Gerald J Guarcini
Band 2
Justin P Klein
Senior Statespeople
Pennsylvania: Philadelphia & Surrounds

Corporate/M&A & Private Equity


Brian D Doerner
Band 3
Greg Seltzer
Band 4
Justin P Klein
Senior Statespeople