Your Business Investment Legal Partner

Moye White represents public and private companies, broker-dealers, investment advisers and health care professionals in a wide range of capital market transactions, and securities compliance issues. We take on the burden of preventing regulatory issues and defending you if necessary, so you can concentrate on doing your job or running your business.

Public and Private Companies

We work with you to develop strategies to raise capital, and we prepare private and public offering documents. We counsel early-stage companies on formation issues and raising funds from investors in private offerings. We have significant experience designing and implementing management fee and executive compensation arrangements principals. Our lawyers assist clients to organize, operate, and maintain private investment funds, including buyout, mezzanine, distressed, and venture capital funds.

We also represent public companies concerning private and public offerings of common stock, preferred stock, warrants and convertible debt. Since 2002, we have represented real estate investment trusts and business development companies in public offerings totaling in excess of $25 billion.

We also work with you to develop best practices on securities compliance issues and governance, particularly in response to regulatory environment changes. We assist public companies in preparing periodic reports, proxy statements, offering documents and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, FINRA and stock exchanges.

Our attorneys have conducted internal investigations and served as counsel to special committees formed by company boards. We represent our clients before state and federal securities regulators on a regular basis, and work with our litigation attorneys to defend clients in civil litigation and administrative proceedings involving claims of fraud and securities law violations. Our attorneys have defended clients in civil trials, internal investigations, and administrative proceedings brought by the SEC, FINRA, state regulatory agencies, and national stock exchanges.

Regulated Entities

We represent broker-dealers and investment advisors in regulatory and compliance matters. Our work includes formation of new broker-dealers and investment advisers, advice concerning compliance with state and federal securities laws, and defending clients in civil and administrative proceedings brought by regulators and customers. We also represent the independent trustees of mutual fund complexes.

Private Capital

Moye White represents a broad range of private investment funds as well as private companies, lenders, and individual portfolio companies. Our multi-disciplinary practice provides a full range of specialized services to clients engaged in acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, liquidations, recapitalizations, securities offerings, investments, buyouts, and other transactions. Our attorneys advise borrowers and lenders in debt financing and restructuring transactions, including structure and negotiation of senior and subordinated debt facilities in leveraged transactions.

Funds

Our lawyers assist clients to organize, operate, and maintain private investment funds, including buyout, mezzanine, distressed, and venture capital funds. We have significant experience designing and implementing management fee and executive compensation arrangements for the principals of private investment funds.

Services include:

  • Partnership structuring
  • Preparation of offering documents
  • Identification of tax, securities, and investment company issues
  • Resolution of compensation, equity, employment, and governance issues

Moye White provides counsel on leveraged transactions. While we frequently represent the private equity acquirer, we also have significant experience representing management teams, mezzanine investors, and financial advisers in leveraged acquisitions.

We also represent clients in international transactions in Central and South America, the European Community, and the Pacific Basin. Additionally, Moye White is an active member of Ally Law, a network of select, business-oriented law firms (over 50 member-firms from 40 countries), which enables clients to obtain quality legal services on a global scale. We co-counsel with these firms in and outside the U.S. and facilitate client-to-law firm introductions.

Our experience involves investments across many industries, including:

  • Biotechnology
  • Business services
  • Communications
  • Distribution
  • Energy
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Internet
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Technology

J. David Arkell

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigation

James Belgum

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationInsurance

Jack W. Berryhill

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Kelsey R. Bowers

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentLitigationInsurance

Abby L. Brown

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionEmploymentLitigation

Theodore B. Brown

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionMultifamily and CondoReal Estate

Chelsea Brune

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentReal Estate

James R. Cage

Attorney

ConstructionEmploymentIntellectual PropertyLitigationFinancial ServicesInsurance

Vikrama S. Chandrashekar

Attorney

LitigationBrewing and DistillingMedia and EntertainmentCannabis

Jordan L. Cohen, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsTaxPrivate Equity

Frederic K. “Jerry” Conover

Of Counsel

Alternative Dispute ResolutionLitigation

Rebecca B. DeCook

Attorney

Administrative LawEmploymentLitigationAdvanced EnergyCommunicationsPrivate Equity

Keely C. Downs

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingMultifamily and CondoReal EstateAdvanced EnergySustainability

Andrew T. Flynn

Attorney

EmploymentLitigationInsurance

Erik K. Foster

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionMultifamily and CondoReal Estate

Paul R. Franke, III

Chair, Litigation Section

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateLitigationReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsCommunicationsFinancial ServicesPrivate Equity

Mike L. Fredregill

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal Estate

Charles Greenhouse

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsLitigationReal Estate

Scott P. Greiner, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateTaxTrusts and Estates

Lynne M. Hanson

Co-Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsFinancial ServicesFood and BeveragePrivate Equity

Patrick J. Hickey

Attorney

EmploymentLitigationReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced Energy

Jessica R. Hunter

Attorney

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

Scott C. James

Attorney

ConstructionLitigationReal EstateInsurance

Bethany A. Johnson

Attorney

Commercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

William F. Jones

Attorney

Franchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyLitigationReal EstateTrusts and EstatesBrewing and DistillingFood and BeverageInsuranceManufacturing

David J. Katalinas

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateFood and Beverage

John W. Kellogg

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced EnergyManufacturingPrivate EquityBlockchain Technology

Craig J. Knobbe

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFood and Beverage

David A. Laird

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingConstructionLitigationReal EstateFinancial Services

Eric B. Liebman

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsConstructionEmploymentLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLitigationReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsTrusts and EstatesAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesInsuranceLaw Firms & LawyersCannabis

Thomas M. List

Managing Partner

Commercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionEmploymentLitigationReal Estate

Stephanie D. Loughner

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentReal Estate

Charles F. Luce, Jr.

Attorney

Intellectual PropertyLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityLaw Firms & LawyersSoftware and Technology

Christopher E. McCall

Attorney

Administrative LawEmploymentLitigation

Marilyn W. McWilliams

Attorney

TaxTrusts and Estates

John E. Moye

Attorney

Business and CorporateLaw Practice, Regulation, Ethics, and Professional LiabilityMergers and AcquisitionsFinancial ServicesLaw Firms & Lawyers

Dean Nakayama

Executive Director

Edwin A. Naylor

Attorney

Business and CorporateIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsManufacturing

Nicholas M.P. Reckman

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateBrewing and DistillingFinancial ServicesFood and Beverage

Kelly Reiman, LL.M. (Tax)

Co-Chair, Business Section

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateTaxManufacturingPrivate Equity

Dean Richardson

Vice Chair, Litigation Section

Franchise and DistributionLitigationReal EstateCannabis

Lucas T. Ritchie

Attorney

Business and CorporateEmploymentLitigationRegulatory and Enforcement DefenseSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial ServicesInsurancePrivate Equity

Zaki Robbins

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital Markets

Carrie A. Rodgers

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionConstructionLitigation

Patricia J. Rogers

Attorney

Business and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial ServicesPrivate EquityBlockchain TechnologySustainability

David C. Roos

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial Services

Amy H. Ruhl

Co-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentMultifamily and CondoReal Estate

Dominick Sekich

Attorney

Business and CorporateReal EstateAdvanced EnergyBrewing and DistillingCommunicationsFood and BeverageManufacturingMedia and EntertainmentSoftware and TechnologySustainability

Lorni Sharrow, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Trusts and Estates

Rebecca Smock

Attorney

Business and CorporateFranchise and DistributionIntellectual PropertyMergers and AcquisitionsFood and BeverageMedia and EntertainmentSoftware and TechnologyCybersecurity and Data Breach Defense

Eric V. Snyder

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsBusiness and CorporateCommercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentConstructionMergers and AcquisitionsMultifamily and CondoReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial Services

Rose Standifer

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced EnergyPrivate EquitySoftware and Technology

Jennifer L. Stenman

Co-Chair, Real Estate Section

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingCommerical Real Estate DevelopmentMultifamily and CondoReal EstateAdvanced EnergyFinancial Services

Timothy M. Swanson

Attorney

Bankruptcy, Restructuring, and Creditors’ RightsCommercial and Real Estate LendingLitigationFinancial Services

Kristen L. Sweat, LL.M. (Tax)

Attorney

Business and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsTaxTrusts and EstatesBrewing and DistillingFinancial ServicesPrivate Equity

Jake J. Tiernan

Attorney

Commercial and Real Estate LendingCommercial Real Estate LeasingMultifamily and CondoReal EstateBrewing and Distilling

Edward D. (Ted) White

Attorney

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBusiness and CorporateMergers and AcquisitionsReal EstateSecurities & Capital MarketsAdvanced EnergyFinancial ServicesPrivate EquitySustainability

Rachel Yeates

Attorney

Business and CorporateLitigationRegulatory and Enforcement DefenseSecurities & Capital MarketsFinancial Services