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Nelson Mullins is continuing to monitor developments related to COVID-19, including guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and various federal, state, and local government authorities. The firm is taking appropriate precautionary actions and has implemented plans to ensure the continuation of all firm services to clients from both in office and remote work arrangements across our 25 offices. 

In addition, click the link below to access extensive resources to address a wide variety of topics resulting from the virus, in general and by industry,  including topics such as essential businesses, force majeure, business interruption insurance, CARES Act and FFCRA, and others. 

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Charles D. Vaughn

Charles D. Vaughn

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
charles.vaughn@nelsonmullins.com

Charles Vaughn co-chairs the securities practice and focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities offerings and regulation, corporate governance, including counseling audit, compensation, and special committees, and related matters.

Charles Vaughn co-chairs the securities practice and focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities offerings and regulation, corporate governance, including counseling audit, compensation, and special committees, and related matters.

Charles D. Vaughn

Charles Vaughn co-chairs the securities practice and focuses his practice on corporate finance, securities offerings and regulation, corporate governance, including counseling audit, compensation, and special committees, and related matters.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Represents public and emerging growth companies in private and public offerings of securities and in mergers and acquisitions
  • Counsels board committees on governance, financial, and compensation matters, and advises boards and committees regarding their fiduciary duties, particularly with respect to conflicts of interest
  • Has served as outside securities and corporate counsel to public fintech companies, REITs, financial institutions and various other companies in industries including biopharma
  • Counsels public companies about compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Dodd-Frank Act, and related SEC regulations 
  • Counsels public companies regarding stock exchange listing standards and regaining listing compliance after failures to comply with those standards
  • Has represented issuers of securities in private placements and intrastate offerings, particularly real estate-related securities, since the 1980s
  • Regularly represents larger private companies in proxy and consent solicitations related to sales, mergers, and recapitalizations, and in related issuer tender offers
  • Regularly represents public companies organized in Georgia as local counsel, including providing opinion letters to the SEC and underwriters, and providing advice regarding fundamental transactions under the Georgia Business Corporation Code
  • Served as an expert witness in a federal securities law case

Recent Transactions

  • A public bank holding company on the corporate governance and securities aspects of its sale for $1.4 billion
  • The underwriters of a $92.5 million IPO of a Nashville-based fintech company
  • A former public company in leading the corporate governance and securities aspects of its sale for $120 million
  • A New Zealand public company and a U.S. public company, each in its creation of a new omnibus incentive plan for its employees worldwide
  • A private company in conducting an issuer tender offer in connection with a new capital investment by a private equity fund
  • A $38 million private placement for the equity needed to build a new luxury hotel in Nashville
  • An Africa-based solar home system company in a $19 million Series E capital raise
  • A bank holding company in its $231 million IPO
  • A public company in its $18 million acquisition of an add-on private company
  • A special committee of the board of directors of a public company in a $640 million sale of the company
  • A hedge fund in its proxy fight to elect three directors to the board of a public cellular communications company (settled with the election of two of the nominees to the board)
  • A bank holding company in registering its class of common stock with the SEC and becoming a public company
  • A public company in preparing its proxy statement for a special shareholders meeting to approve its acquisition by another public company for $62 million
  • Underwriters in securities offerings by community bank holding companies
  • A private company in a private offering to fund the purchase of the assets of an aircraft manufacturer out of bankruptcy
  • A public REIT in a $9.1 million special distribution paid 20% in cash and 80% in stock
  • A public company in a $42.5 million acquisition of a private company
  • A private company in its $22 million acquisition by a public company
  • A public company in a $63.25 million follow-on public offering
  • A public company in its $411 million acquisition by another public company
  • A public company in a $142 million follow-on public offering
  • A public company in “going dark” by delisting from the American Stock Exchange and deregistering as a reporting company with the SEC
  • A public company in replacing its $50 million syndicated credit facility
  • A private company in restructuring its capital structure, acquiring a large affiliate, and raising more than $40 million of additional venture capital
  • A public company in several acquisitions and dispositions totaling over $350 million in consideration
  • A subsidiary of a large foreign bank in several private equity investments
  • Various other merger, acquisition and disposition transactions involving private and public companies

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, JD
    • Associate Editor, Vanderbilt Law Review
    • Patrick Wilson Scholar
  • University of Georgia, BA, Political Science, summa cum laude, with general honors

Admissions

  • Georgia

Practice Areas

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  • Business Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
  • Section of Business Law, American Bar Association
  • Committee on the Federal Regulation of Securities, American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Securities Practice Group, Nelson Mullins
  • Former member of:
    • Board of Directors, Business and Finance Section, Atlanta Bar Association
    • Board of Directors, University of Georgia Alumni Association
    • Advisory Board, University of Georgia Honors Program
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