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Public Companies

Mackenzie Hughes has expertise in representing U.S. and foreign public companies with respect to their SEC filings and compliance with the Securities Exchange Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act. We also assist public company clients in navigating the capital markets, advising issuers with respect to a broad array of transactions. In addition, our attorneys regularly counsel public companies and their boards of directors on corporate governance issues and best practices.


Our services include drafting, reviewing and advising with respect to the following:

  • 10-Ks, 10-Qs, 8-Ks
  • Proxy statements for annual and special meetings
  • Annual reports to shareholders
  • Information statements
  • Forms 3, 4 and 5
  • Schedule 13D and Schedule 13G
  • Insider trading policies
  • 10b5-1 trading plans
  • Charters for audit, compensation and nominating committees
  • Codes of ethics and corporate governance guidelines
  • Shareholder proposals
  • Shareholders rights plans
  • Press releases


Our transactional practice includes representing public companies with respect to the following:

  • Initial public offerings
  • Follow-on offerings
  • Secondary offerings
  • Shelf registrations and takedowns
  • Private investments in public equities (PIPEs)
  • At-the-market offerings
  • Rights offerings
  • Tender offers
  • Exchange offers
  • Proxy contests
  • Listing and delisting from the NYSE, the NYSE Mkt the Nasdaq Stock Market and other exchanges and trading platforms