McCarter & English appointed Jonathan Guest as a partner in the Boston office’s corporate, securities and financial institutions group.
Guest joins the firm from Greenberg Traurig, where he was a shareholder and formerly head of its corporate and securities department in Boston.
Guest concentrates on corporate and securities law — including debt and equity finance (public and private offerings including shelf regulations, registered direct offerings, PIPEs and rights offerings), corporate governance (Sarbanes-Oxley compliance), and domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions.
He has also advised early-stage companies concerning matters of entity selection, capital structure, "angel" and venture capital finance, secured loans, executive compensation, intellectual property protection, and technology licensing.
Guest represents publicly-traded U.S., Canadian, U.K. and Australian companies involved in pharmaceuticals and drug development, oil and gas as well as natural resource exploration and production, and commercial real estate. He has also advised companies engaged in telecommunications, e-commerce, and software.
In addition, Guest has extensive experience with federal and state securities law matters encountered by foreign companies seeking to raise capital and have their securities traded in the U.S.