Securities and Corporate Finance

The Firm has served as the borrower and issuer’s counsel on numerous tax-exempt industrial development revenue and hospital revenue bonds throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. We have acted as securities counsel on various Regulation D private placement securities offerings for a wide variety of clients including financial institutions, real estate development organizations, and ambulatory surgery centers. The Firm has also acted as issuer and borrower counsel on tax increment financing projects and as borrower’s counsel in the issuance of trust preferred debt securities.

We have acted as corporate counsel in converting publicly-owned companies to private ownership. These transactions have included tender offers by majority shareholders and reverse stock splits for the purpose of electing S corporation status under the Internal Revenue Code.

We have also represented public company minority shareholders in proxy contests and asserting dissenters rights arising from mergers and other change of control transactions.