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Jeffrey H. Perry

Jeffrey H. Perry

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Jeff Perry focuses his practice in representing public and private companies with respect to corporate finance transactions, governance matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Perry has significant experience working with a wide range of companies at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to exit and is a member of the firm’s premier emerging...

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Jeff Perry focuses his practice in representing public and private companies with respect to corporate finance transactions, governance matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Perry has significant experience working with a wide range of companies at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to exit and is a member of the firm’s premier emerging growth and venture capital practice.

Mr. Perry has represented companies in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and strategic corporate transactions. Further, having worked with emerging companies, he has experience in venture capital financings, private placements, and private equity transactions.

He also has broad and deep experience in corporate finance transactions, representing both issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, “shelf” offerings, “at-the-market” offerings, special dividends, SPAC mergers, share repurchases, Rule 144A offerings, and other private placement transactions as well as offerings of debt, both in the U.S. and abroad.  

In addition, he has substantial experience in advising both private and public company clients on board and governance issues, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements, and other corporate and securities matters. He has represented several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of more than $130 billion. 

A ProBoard certified firefighter and former Deputy Chief of a fire department in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Mr. Perry maintains FEMA certifications related to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and has experience with issues related to the conduct of operations under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), including coordination with private entities. Mr. Perry also serves as Corporate Secretary of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. As a result of his experience, he is able to effectively advise clients in corporate crisis situations involving major disaster declarations by the federal and state governments.

Mr. Perry regularly works with companies and investment funds in the commercial space sector and other emerging industries. Furthermore, Mr. Perry is crypto-fluent and has experience evaluating ICOs, reviewing smart contracts, and interacting with blockchain and distributed-ledger technologies. He is also a leading individual on both the international and U.S. regulatory regimes governing deep seabed mining operations, serves as a trusted source and frequent contributor for journalists covering the topic, and has written extensively on the subject himself.

Mr. Perry has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" and is recognized as a leading legal authority on the SEC’s disclosure provisions covering conflict minerals. His insights have been prominently featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Foreign Policy.

Jeffrey H. Perry

growth and venture capital practice.

Mr. Perry has represented companies in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and strategic corporate transactions. Further, having worked with emerging companies, he has experience in venture capital financings, private placements, and private equity transactions.

He also has broad and deep experience in corporate finance transactions, representing both issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, “shelf” offerings, “at-the-market” offerings, special dividends, SPAC mergers, share repurchases, Rule 144A offerings, and other private placement transactions as well as offerings of debt, both in the U.S. and abroad.  

In addition, he has substantial experience in advising both private and public company clients on board and governance issues, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements, and other corporate and securities matters. He has represented several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of more than $130 billion. 

A ProBoard certified firefighter and former Deputy Chief of a fire department in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Mr. Perry maintains FEMA certifications related to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and has experience with issues related to the conduct of operations under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), including coordination with private entities. Mr. Perry also serves as Corporate Secretary of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. As a result of his experience, he is able to effectively advise clients in corporate crisis situations involving major disaster declarations by the federal and state governments.

Mr. Perry regularly works with companies and investment funds in the commercial space sector and other emerging industries. Furthermore, Mr. Perry is crypto-fluent and has experience evaluating ICOs, reviewing smart contracts, and interacting with blockchain and distributed-ledger technologies. He is also a leading individual on both the international and U.S. regulatory regimes governing deep seabed mining operations, serves as a trusted source and frequent contributor for journalists covering the topic, and has written extensively on the subject himself.

Mr. Perry has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" and is recognized as a leading legal authority on the SEC’s disclosure provisions covering conflict minerals. His insights have been prominently featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Foreign Policy.

Jeff Perry focuses his practice in representing public and private companies with respect to corporate finance transactions, governance matters, and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Perry has significant experience working with a wide range of companies at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to exit and is a member of the firm’s premier emerging... growth and venture capital practice.

Mr. Perry has represented companies in public and private merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures, and strategic corporate transactions. Further, having worked with emerging companies, he has experience in venture capital financings, private placements, and private equity transactions.

He also has broad and deep experience in corporate finance transactions, representing both issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, “shelf” offerings, “at-the-market” offerings, special dividends, SPAC mergers, share repurchases, Rule 144A offerings, and other private placement transactions as well as offerings of debt, both in the U.S. and abroad.  

In addition, he has substantial experience in advising both private and public company clients on board and governance issues, Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and disclosure requirements, and other corporate and securities matters. He has represented several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of more than $130 billion. 

A ProBoard certified firefighter and former Deputy Chief of a fire department in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Mr. Perry maintains FEMA certifications related to the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) and has experience with issues related to the conduct of operations under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), including coordination with private entities. Mr. Perry also serves as Corporate Secretary of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors. As a result of his experience, he is able to effectively advise clients in corporate crisis situations involving major disaster declarations by the federal and state governments.

Mr. Perry regularly works with companies and investment funds in the commercial space sector and other emerging industries. Furthermore, Mr. Perry is crypto-fluent and has experience evaluating ICOs, reviewing smart contracts, and interacting with blockchain and distributed-ledger technologies. He is also a leading individual on both the international and U.S. regulatory regimes governing deep seabed mining operations, serves as a trusted source and frequent contributor for journalists covering the topic, and has written extensively on the subject himself.

Mr. Perry has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" and is recognized as a leading legal authority on the SEC’s disclosure provisions covering conflict minerals. His insights have been prominently featured in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Foreign Policy.

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 clients in numerous types of equity and debt financings as well as M&A transactions
  • Advises clients on entity formation, capitalization issues, equity compensation strategies, employment matters, capital-raising considerations, customer contracts, securities law compliance, and exit planning
  • Counsels executives and boards of directors regarding corporate governance issues

Representative Matters

  • Sale of a leading website monitoring and backup service provider to an affiliate of Francisco Partners
  • Represented venture capital firm in a Series Seed investment in a robotics company
  • Represented investors acquiring a majority interest in a medical funding company
  • $100 million IPO of a financial services firm on Nasdaq
  • $63 million shelf offering of a publicly traded timber REIT on NYSE
  • $1.2 billion merger transaction by a privately held LNG development company in its merger with a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC)
  • $13.3 billion sale of interests in certain Canadian oil sands operations by an American multinational energy corporation
  • $1.8 billion acquisition of an American multinational chain of fried chicken fast food restaurants by a Canadian multinational fast food holding company
  • $125 million IPO of a high-growth franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants on Nasdaq
  • $95 million IPO of a medical device company on the NYSE
  • $544 million mega-block trade for a REIT specializing in development, acquisition, leasing, and property management of Class A office towers
  • Secondary offerings of $178 million, $176 million, and $138 million for a high-growth franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants
  • Secondary offerings of $41 million, $20 million, and $17 million for a premium performance sport boats company
  • Payment of an $83 million special dividend to stockholders of a high-growth franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants
  • Payment of an $80 million special dividend to stockholders of a premium performance sport boats company
  • More than $1 billion of private offerings of senior fixed rate, dollar- and euro-denominated notes for a leading everyday basic apparel company
  • A significant private placement of units in a financial services firm
  • Assisting a number of notable private companies in evaluating initial public offerings and other strategic transactions

Previous Professional Experience

  • Attorney in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices of King & Spalding LLP, practicing in the areas of corporate & securities, capital markets and private equity

Education

  • Mercer University School of Law, JD
  • University of the South (Sewanee), BS, Natural Resources

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Member, Lawyer’s Club of Atlanta
  • Member, Board of Directors, Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation
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