Mr. Berdan provides practical solutions to complex issues associated with corporation finance and merger and acquisition transactions, helping large and small businesses and their owners efficiently achieve their goals and objectives. He also counsels management teams and boards of directors with respect to public disclosure matters and their fiduciary duties generally, including in relation to unsolicited and hostile acquisition proposals.
Mr. Berdan focuses his transactional practice on negotiated purchase and sales agreements, public and private equity and debt securities offerings, and leveraged buyouts. He regularly counsels clients regarding their most significant corporate events, including issuers in connection with their initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings of securities, institutional high-yield and convertible debt financings, going private and going dark transactions, and tender offers and consent solicitations.
Mr. Berdan's industry experience spans oil and gas, mining, life sciences, manufacturing, construction, entertainment, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, consumer products, natural and organic foods, electronic commerce and the Internet, and computer hardware and software. He works with issuers, investors, underwriters, and placement agents, and he advises on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and stock exchange listing requirements, federal and state securities laws, and corporate governance matters.