Clients span numerous industries, including renewable fuels, banks and financial institutions, investment companies and technology.
Our corporate finance practice includes corporate financings, asset-based lending and other secured transactions, lease financings, leveraged buyouts and other business acquisitions, mortgage and construction financings, manufacturing, mezzanine financings, PIPEs, investor note financings and all forms of term and revolving credits.
Activities BrownWinick takes on behalf of their clients include initial public offerings, secondary equity, preferred and debt (including convertible and tax exempt) offerings, rights and warrants offerings, bankruptcy reorganizations, tender and exchange offers and employee benefit plan securities. We are experienced in all phases of corporate securities work. Our industry knowledge and an extensive network of relationships within the business and private investor communities are reflected in the advice that we give.
With respect to publicly held clients and investors in public companies, we aid in the preparation and review of proxy materials (including those related to the adoption of various anti-takeover measures), periodic reports to the SEC and shareholders and shareholder and insider reports, such as Schedule 13D. As part of our continuing representation, we advise these clients in developing disclosure policies, dealing with insider trader rules and reviewing public communications. These activities include advice on listing, reporting and compliance by public companies with various securities exchanges and the NASD. We regularly advise clients on corporate governance matters and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.
The firm's private securities practice covers a broad range of capital formation transactions, including private placement (Regulation D) offerings, venture capital and institutional placements and real estate financing. Other types of transactions include intrastate and other exempt offerings and hybrid securities.
BrownWinick maintains membership in the National Association of Bond Counsel and is a recognized bond counsel for public finance projects in Iowa. The firm has served as bond counsel, issuer's counsel and bank counsel in non-profit financings, affordable housing financings, industrial revenue bond financings and other public finance issues.