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Stephen Hinton’s practice focuses on corporate and securities law, securities offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes advising clients in connection with public offerings, Rule 144A offerings and private placements. Stephen regularly advises public company clients in their preparation of filings with the SEC and a variety of corporate governance-related matters, including compliance with stock exchange listing standards, committee charters and corporate governance guidelines, Regulation FD, insider trading policies and 10b5-1 trading plans. Stephen has also represented a number of public companies responding to activist shareholders.
Anna K. Minkinow205.521.8149Email
Anna Minkinow advises both public and private companies in a wide array of corporate transactions across industries. Among other matters, she counsels clients regarding state and federal securities law disclosure and compliance, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and entity formation. Her securities law experience includes representation of issuers in public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, SEC reporting obligations and stock exchange matters, as well as gaining familiarity with a variety of enforcement matters while interning with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mike Moore is an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group. Mike’s practice focuses on a variety of business formation, transactional, and operational matters, including contracting, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, and securities offerings. Mike also assists lenders and borrowers in commercial lending transactions, including acquisition financings, syndications, asset-based loans, and real estate development and construction loans. Additionally, he counsels public companies with 34’ Act reporting compliance and corporate governance matters.
D. Butler Sparks205.521.8307Email
Butler Sparks advises public and private clients in a variety of corporate transactions, including securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity transactions, business entity formation, financing transactions, and corporate reorganizations. He counsels publicly traded clients on a variety of securities law compliance matters including ’34 Act reporting and debt and equity offerings. Butler also assists publicly traded firms with a host of corporate governance-related issues, including compliance with stock exchange listing standards.
Laura P. Washburn205.521.8370Email
Laura Washburn practices in the area of corporate and securities, with a particular focus on public company representation. Her areas of concentration include ‘34 Act reporting work, public company compensation issues for directors and executive officers, registration of debt and equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and advising companies on compliance with regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, Laura advises companies regarding compliance with ’34 Act disclosure obligations, director independence, Section 16 reporting obligations, insider trading concerns, and Regulation FD disclosure, among other items. She also advises directors of public companies regarding their obligations as members of Audit Committees and Compensation Committees.