Gail Neely advises clients on a variety of complex regulatory and corporate matters, including in connection with securities offerings.
Drawing on her sophisticated regulatory knowledge and in-depth experience, Ms. Neely delivers strategic and pragmatic counsel to broker-dealers, private equity firms, and public and private companies. Her company clients range from start-ups to soon-to-be-public companies to leading multinational corporations.
With experience spanning thousands of public offerings and private issuances, Ms. Neely helps clients successfully raise capital through an array of securities products. Her work includes a number of precedent-setting transactions, including the first-ever direct listing on behalf of Spotify. She also frequently advises on special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) initial public offerings and de-SPAC transactions.
Ms. Neely’s practice includes:
- Securities issuances, including initial and follow on public offerings, private placements, direct listings, SPAC and de-SPAC transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and employee benefit issuances
- Regulatory considerations and securities transactions for broker-dealers and investment advisors
- FINRA Corporate Finance analysis
- US stock exchange initial and continued listing requirements
- State Blue Sky laws
Ms. Neely also advises clients on a pro bono basis. Her work includes representing New York inmates seeking clemency in partnership with the Legal Aid Society. She has also conducted research for non-governmental organizations on issues relating to child marriage and transgender rights.
Ms. Neely is a member of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section sub-committees on the FINRA Corporate Finance Rules and Blue Sky Laws.