William C. Hicks

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  • University of Southern California (JD, 1994)
  • Kings College University - London (MA, 1991)
  • Yale University (BA, 1990)

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Bill is the Co-chair of the Securities & Capital Markets Practice Group. He has extensive experience representing issuers, investors, and investment banks in structuring and executing IPOs, cross-over investments, alternative public offerings, including reverse mergers and Form 10 transactions, Confidentially Marketed Public Offerings (CMPOs), registered directs, PIPEs, and private placements. Bill represents hedge funds, venture capital firms, and private equity firms in customized investments in public companies, including structured PIPEs and registered directs. Bill also represents public companies in public and private financings, SEC compliance, corporate governance, and general counseling.

Bill has extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in M&A transactions, including public company deals, private company deals, and spin-offs. Bill regularly represents domestic and foreign companies, and he is well-versed in issues specific to cross-border deals.

Additionally, Bill represents private companies and investors in venture capital transactions.

Recognitions & Awards

  • LMG Life Sciences: Finance & Transactional US Life Sciences Star (2018)
  • LMG Life Sciences: Finance & Transactional US Life Sciences Star (2014)