Perkins Coie’s capital markets lawyers represent issuers, underwriters and other market participants in a wide variety of capital-raising activities throughout the world.

Our clients encompass multinational and domestic public companies, private equity sponsors, institutional investors and other market participants who turn to us to handle transactions involving common and preferred stock, high-yield and investment grade debt securities—including first mortgage bonds and other asset-backed debt securities, convertible securities, derivatives and equity-linked securities, mutual fund shares, tax-exempt bonds and other securities.

We represent a broad range of clients that hail from diverse industries, including technology, software, Internet, life sciences, manufacturing, retail and consumer products, cleantech, energy, oil and gas, hotels and leisure, mining, real estate, semiconductor, transportation and others.

Perkins Coie lawyers have helped raise billions of dollars of capital in connection with initial public offerings, follow-on primary and secondary equity offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S private placements, corporate recapitalizations and registered direct and PIPE offerings, among others. As a recognized leader in the global capital markets, we routinely provide guidance related to governance, disclosure and reporting obligations, securities regulatory compliance and transaction structuring. 

Our Capital Markets practice is closely aligned with our Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. Our practice also includes finance lawyers who focus on representing federally insured financial institutions, fund administrators, asset-based lenders, trade creditors and public-debt holders.

When complex, high-stakes capital markets disputes arise, our highly experienced securities litigators advocate on behalf of issuers and their officers and directors, as well as for underwriters, investment advisors and other professional services firms.