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Stites & Harbison's public offering experience ranges from public debt and equity offerings for investment-grade issuers to initial public offerings for entrepreneurial and emerging growth companies. The firm assists start-up and development stage companies in structuring venture capital and private equity investments. In addition, the firm often represents institutional investors in connection with private placement investments, including traditional institutional debt placements, asset securitizations, mezzanine financings, emerging markets and cross-border investments and Rule 144A offerings.

The firm represents public companies in connection with financing transactions under the 1933 Act and disclosure compliance under the 1934 Act. The firm's 1933 Act experience includes preparing and filing registration statements for underwritten public offerings of equity and debt securities; shelf registration statements for medium-term note program and other debt securities; employee benefit plan registrations on Form S-8; short form resale registrations on Form S-3; and registrations in connection with reorganizations and business combinations on Form S-4. The firm has structured exempt securities transactions, including private placements of secured and unsecured debt and private placements in the Thoroughbred, Standardbred, health care, insurance, banking, telecommunications, and oil and gas industries.

Stites & Harbison's securities and finance attorneys have extensive experience in negotiating various forms of derivatives transactions, including interest rate and currency swaps.

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Easy Come, Easy Go: Delaware Court Upends Elon Musk’s $56 Billion Equity Incentive Plan

An extraordinary performance-based stock option plan (the “Grant”) awarded by Tesla, Inc. (“Tesla”) to Elon Musk (“Musk”) was invalidated by the Delaware Court of Chancery last week, despite the fact that over 70% of Tesla’s disinterested stockholders approved it at a 2018 special meeting. Attorney Brian Cromer takes a look at the decision in this Stites & Harbison Client Alert.

by Brian A. Cromer February 05, 2024
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Kentucky Chamber Elects Brian A. Cromer to Executive Committee

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has elected Stites & Harbison, PLLC attorney Brian Cromer to its Executive Committee. Cromer will serve a two-year term on the 14-member Executive Committee, which represents a cross-section of key business and industry leaders from across Kentucky. He continues to serve as a member of the Kentucky Chamber’s Board of Directors.

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC October 23, 2023