General Corporate and Securities Law
Luse Gorman is counsel to numerous publicly traded financial institutions and their holding companies, as well as other publicly traded business corporations that have shares traded on national securities exchanges. Our firm routinely assists and advises our clients in the preparation of annual, quarterly and current reports (Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K) and proxy statements, under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”). We also prepare other filings and reports required under provisions of the Exchange Act, including reports filed under Section 16 (Forms 3, 4, and 5) and under the Williams Act (Schedules 13D, 13G, etc.).
We represent publicly traded companies that are subject to Exchange Act regulations as administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the Office of Thrift Supervision and the FDIC. Our firm works closely with management in preparing for annual meetings of stockholders and on stockholder relations. A significant part of our corporate practice also involves counseling and transactional work regarding corporate reorganizations, including charter changes, holding company formations, going private transactions, and Subchapter S transactions. We have extensive experience in corporate control issues, including proxy contests, hostile takeovers, merger proposals, greenmail and anti-takeover planning. Many of our attorneys had significant experience working as counsel with the Securities and Exchange Commission prior to entering private practice.
Our attorneys have extensive experience counseling our clients on the full range of issues that affect public companies, including corporate governance, “best corporate practices,” sale and control issues, compliance matters, responding to questions from public stockholders, hedge funds, money managers, and advising boards of directors and management with respect to their ongoing fiduciary duties. As part of our representation, we inform clients of the practical consequences of taking a particular course of action, as well as the legal implications of such action.