Securities & Finance Law

Security Attorneys in Arizona

Jennings Strouss has provided counsel and assistance to businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals in the areas of finance and capital formation for more than 60 years. As traditional financing sources have disappeared or changed radically, our finance attorneys have helped clients identify and utilize innovative means of meeting their capital needs. During the past five years, we have represented clients in hundreds of millions of dollars in public and private financing efforts. In fact, Jennings Strouss ranked #1 in Phoenix, Arizona in the field of International Trade and Finance Law by The Best Lawyers in America 2010.

Our finance attorneys represent both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured financings, including mortgage loans, mezzanine finance, venture capital investing, capital equipment leases, and receivable and inventory financing. Non-governmental clients include domestic and foreign banks, insurance companies, real estate developers, and U.S. and international commercial businesses.

In the securities area, our securities attorneys regularly handle a wide variety of private and public offerings. We have helped private companies "go public" and public companies "go private," and are regularly called upon to assist public companies and their affiliates in meeting the reporting requirements of the federal securities laws. Our securities attorneys have successfully represented companies both in pursuing and resisting takeover attempts. The firm also has substantial experience in securities litigation involving large companies and their directors.

The firm's securities attorneys frequently represent clients in dealings with securities and banking regulators at both the state and federal level. Our clients in this area include financial institutions, institutional investors, venture capital firms, mezzanine funds, securities issuers, investment advisors, broker-dealers and mortgage bankers. Additionally, one of our senior partners served as an original member of the state-appointed advisory board relating to the Arizona Stock Exchange. Our securities attorneys practice before the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Securities Division of the Arizona Corporation Commission, and the Arizona State Department of Financial Institutions.

The firm is actively engaged in the area of municipal finance, representing governmental issuers, private borrowers in conduit transactions, underwriters, indenture trustees and credit enhancers. We have experience with various municipal financing structures, including variable rate financings, industrial development bonds, governmental leasing and improvement district financings.

Financings for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are a niche in which our finance attorneys have extensive and somewhat unique experience. Our clients in this area include health care providers, associations, charitable and educational foundations, and churches of many denominations. During the past five years we have been general or special counsel for numerous nonprofit clients in several hundred millions of dollars of bond offerings and other financings. We also serve as disclosure and underwriters' counsel in 501(c)(3) financings.