Cozen O'Connor Launches Capital Markets Group

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 01:00

Cozen O'Connor has announced the launch of a capital markets group to counsel issuers, underwriters, investors and other market participants in connection with the issuance of fixed income and equity securities, including high yield debt, investment grade securities, preferred equity, leveraged and hybrid capital, and equity-linked notes programs.

The group's multidisciplinary team has significant transactional and litigation experience in securities offerings and regulation, insurance-linked securities (ILS), public and project finance, tax, derivatives and bankruptcy, among other areas.

The firm represents clients in a full range of financing options, from debt and equity issues to derivatives, securitization and structured finance transactions, including initial public offerings on domestic and overseas stock exchanges, follow-on offerings, private investment in public equities (PIPES), spinoffs, reverse mergers and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACS).

"The formation of this group is a natural extension of the substantial work we are already doing domestically and internationally to help the capital markets community navigate changing global market conditions, and maximize and develop emerging opportunities," says Michael Heller, chair of Cozen O'Connor's business law department. "It also marks the continued expansion of our business law services to further provide sophisticated solutions to companies worldwide."

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania (GSEP) recently elected Ann Thornton Field as chair of its Board of Directors, at the Council's Annual Meeting.

Ms. Field serves as chair of the general litigation department at the firm.