We have built a significant securities practice, with unique experience that we believe is second to none in the financial institutions space. We regularly advise on capital raising matters, and in the last decade, we have advised on over 200 public and private securities offerings, including as legal counsel to issuers, investors and to underwriters and placement agents. These offerings included initial and other public offerings by issuers, secondary offerings by shareholders, offerings relating to dividend reinvestment programs and employee benefit plans, and private placements. We have also represented issuers in several of the few financial institution IPOs in the Midwest in the last several years.
Our firm provides a full range of services to issuers, underwriters, and other participants in securities transactions. This includes participating in structuring transactions, conducting due diligence, drafting disclosure documents, filing any necessary documents with the SEC, negotiating with underwriters and placement agents, preparing applications to national exchanges, and general counseling to ensure compliance with all applicable federal and state securities laws.
In addition, over the past decade, we have assisted with the periodic reporting requirements of over 25 financial institutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to advise our publicly traded clients based on our vast experience, and we believe we provide cutting-edge legal representation in a complex area that requires a competent advisor with industry know-how.