Securities And Offerings

Success creates new opportunities for your business, but with success comes expanded and more sophisticated business and legal challenges. Growth also demands greater creativity and forward thinking from business owners and their professional advisers.

Cowden & Humphrey Co. LPA works closely and collaboratively with growth-oriented businesses to help them to navigate the more complex business issues that they face, while supporting you in pursuing your business goals.

A Blessing And A Curse

Growth also creates for resources opportunities and challenges — product development, human resources, facilities expansion, acquisitions, marketing, equipment. Unless you can meet your needs through internal cash flow, you'll have to find funds elsewhere, and our attorneys are uniquely positioned to assist you with your funding and financing needs.

Whether you're an entrepreneur, a lender or an investor, you know — money can springboard growth, hold you back or destroy you. While capital can come from vendors, customers, banks, angels, friends and relatives, venture capitalists, private placements or public offerings, the important thing is to get or provide it under the best possible terms for you — to make sure you can grow, or even live, with what you get.

The Value Of Genuine Experience

To do that, it helps to know what to expect and where to find it. It helps to have an adviser and legal team that knows what to ask for, accept and refuse — that understands not just securities, borrowing and legal protections, but above all you and your business... because money can jumpstart your growth — or seal your fate.

Our attorneys are here to work with you in the areas of:

  • Corporate finance
  • Banking and commercial finance
  • Corporate law and governance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial services
  • Alternative dispute resolution, arbitration and mediation
  • Bankruptcy/workout
  • Corporate income tax
  • Patent, trademark and copyright licensing
  • SBA lending
  • Charitable organizations
  • Angel investment
  • Intellectual property

Public And Private Experience

Whether you are a public company with extensive securities compliance needs or a private company looking for creative ways to finance your growth strategies, our attorneys can assist and support you with your securities issues. With decades of expertise, our attorneys have worked with a variety of public and private companies in the following areas:

  • SEC and state securities compliance
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance
  • Venture capital
  • Angel investments
  • Private placements
  • Initial public offerings
  • Capital markets

Our work has involved the preparation and review of quarterly and annual reports, proxy statements, Securities and Exchange Commission and state securities filings, securities compliance services, private placement memorandums and offerings, venture capital investments, Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance and audits, and other financing or funding strategies.

We Can Help You With The Complexities Of Securities Law

Securities issues involve complex legal issues and require sophisticated legal training, experience and advice. Our securities lawyers not only have the securities experience needed to navigate these complex securities and compliance issues, but they also bring a unique understanding of the underlying business issues and drivers. This allows our attorneys to not only address our securities clients' compliance needs, but also to offer creative solutions to your business and financing needs.

Contact Us

We serve clients throughout Ohio and nationwide. To discuss your needs regarding securities matters with one of our attorneys, call our Cleveland office at 216-241-2880.