Practice Areas

Mergers and Acquisitions for Public Companies

Securities attorney Matheau J. W. Stout, Esq. helps entrepreneurs start, turnaround, build, buy and grow companies with going public as an exit strategy.  On the flip side, Matt Stout helps public issuers identify solid private companies who are good candidates for reverse mergers or share exchanges.

OTC 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 and Pink Sheet Issuers

As a microcap securities attorney, Matt Stout represent OTCMarkets Pink Sheets, OTCQB, OTCQX and OTC Bulletin Board companies and their shareholders.

A large portion of our practice involves bringing companies current on the OTCMarkets Alternative Reporting Standard and with the SEC.

We also advise OTC 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 OTC Issuers which are in the process of listing their securities on a national exchange. OTC Bulletin Board and OTC Markets public 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 Pink Yield, Pink Stop Sign and Caveat Emptor issuers, and work with others to raise capital to help shareholders achieve liquidity.