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Securities Law


Varnum attorneys represent a number of publicly-held companies, and we have long-standing relationships with many of our publicly-held clients. Our objective is always to develop a close relationship with the management team and Board of Directors to enable us to be a trusted advisor on all business and legal matters.

Our representation of publicly-held companies includes helping companies comply with the complex set of SEC and other legal regulations and requirements applicable to public companies. We assist the management and Boards of Directors of existing and prospective public companies with issues such as:

  • Initial and secondary offerings of equity and debt securities
  • SEC reporting obligations
  • Stock exchange listing requirements
  • Business combinations and M&A transactions
  • Proxy solicitations
  • Shareholder and analyst relations
  • Insider trading policies and compliance
  • Equity compensation plans
  • Executive compensation practices
  • Internal control matters
  • Corporate control and anti-takeover measures
  • Tender offers
  • Sales of securities by affiliates and sales of restricted securities
  • Securities-related litigation
  • Going private and going dark transactions

For more information, please contact either your Varnum attorney, or Mike Wooldridge at 616/336-6903 or

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