“He has excellent commercial judgment - for thorny, tricky situations he has the best experience.”
Chambers USA 2022
“Ian has a great presence with boards and executive teams. He is a creative and practical problem solver.”
Chambers USA 2022
“He is a really bright attorney who sets the standard for the capital markets practice at Latham by being very hands-on and there in the trenches all the time.”
Chambers USA 2020
Leading Lawyer – Finance: Capital Markets: Global Offerings; Finance: Capital Markets: Equity; Finance: Capital Markets: High-Yield Offerings
The Legal 500 US 2022
Ian Schuman, Global Chair of Latham & Watkins’ Capital Markets Practice, represents issuers and underwriters in complex, high-profile equity and debt offerings, both in the United States and internationally.
Mr. Schuman offers clients unique experience handling prominent capital markets transactions on behalf of globally recognized brands and major investment banks. He advises on matters involving a range of industries, with a particular focus on the consumer retail, restaurant, and technology sectors.
Mr. Schuman also represents companies with respect to general corporate and securities matters.
His transactional work includes advising on:
Debt exchange offers
High-yield debt offerings
Initial public offerings
Public and private equity offerings
Tender offers and consent solicitations
His broader corporate practice includes advising on:
Corporate governance issues
Periodic and current filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Satisfying requirements set forth by the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq
Mr. Schuman previously served as the firm’s New York Deputy Office Managing Partner.
Since 2011, Mr. Schuman represented underwriters and issuers on more than 370 debt and equity offerings across various industries, including more than 80 IPOs and 90 high yield offerings. Select issuers include:
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