Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions for Public Companies

Experienced securities attorneys help entrepreneurs start, turnaround, build, buy and grow companies with going public as an exit strategy.  On the flip side, securities lawyers can help public issuers identify solid private companies that are good candidates for reverse mergers or share exchanges.

Securities attorney Matt Stout was featured in a Baltimore Business Journal article for his focus on representing entrepreneurs in mergers with public companies.

The Daily Record also featured Matt Stout’s mergers and acquisitions practice in its Small Business Solutions publication about the steps a private company can take to increases its chances of being the target of a merger or acquisition.

Securities Counsel to OTC Bulletin Board, NASDAQ and NYSE-MKT Companies

As a securities attorney, Matt Stout represents publicly traded companies, debt holders and shareholders in a variety of securities law matters, including those seeking debt restructuring through federal litigation under Section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Act of 1933.

We also advise over the counter public companies on FINRA and DTC matters involving splits, reverse stock splits, preferred and common stock restructuring, and on general corporate legal matters which every company faces.

Counsel to Companies Seeking Listing on NASDAQ or NYSE MKT (formerly AMEX)

We represent microcap public companies which are in the process of listing their securities on a national exchange. OTC Bulletin Board and over the counter companies are often surprised that they can meet the listing standards of the NASDAQ Capital Market and NYSE MKT (also still commonly referred to as the AMEX or “the American”).


Sometimes issuers already have existing securities counsel and wish to maintain that relationship.  We respect this and often work alongside established counsel as an M&A consultant and Advisor with specific goals in mind.

In this role, we work with other professionals to take development stage companies public via alternative IPO and Reverse Merger, restructure and repair public vehicles, and work with others to raise capital to help shareholders achieve liquidity.