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Jeffrey H. Perry

Jeffrey H. Perry

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
101 Constitution Avenue, NW
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Washington, D.C., 20001
jeff.perry@nelsonmullins.com
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Jeff is a partner in the firm’s premier Emerging Companies practice group. His practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign public and private companies in corporate finance and securities law, venture capital, M&A, private equity, and general corporate matters. He has significant experience working with a wide range of companies at all stages of their...

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Jeff is a partner in the firm’s premier Emerging Companies practice group. His practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign public and private companies in corporate finance and securities law, venture capital, M&A, private equity, and general corporate matters. He has significant experience working with a wide range of companies at all stages of their life cycle, from formation to exit, and frequently advises early stage companies and entrepreneurs.

His experience spans a wide variety of financial transactions and stock transactions, including private placements, M&A transactions, restructuring, reorganizations, SPAC transactions, and IPOs. In addition, he has substantial experience in advising both private and public company clients on board and governance issues, public company filings, and other corporate and securities matters. He has represented several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of more than $130 billion. 

Jeff's experience includes a broad spectrum of business sectors, including communications, defense and government,   FinTech, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, medical devices and technology, restaurants, retail, and software. Jeff also regularly represents companies and investment funds in areas such as the commercial space sector, natural resources and agriculture (including hemp), and other emerging industries. Furthermore, Jeff is crypto-fluent and has experience representing clients in connection with investments and business matters involving cryptocurrency assets, blockchain, and distributed-ledger technologies. 

Jeff has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" (Business Law and Corporate Law) 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.

A ProBoard certified firefighter and former Deputy Chief of a fire department in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Jeff currently serves as Corporate Secretary of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and sits on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 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.

Jeffrey H. Perry

life cycle, from formation to exit, and frequently advises early stage companies and entrepreneurs.

His experience spans a wide variety of financial transactions and stock transactions, including private placements, M&A transactions, restructuring, reorganizations, SPAC transactions, and IPOs. In addition, he has substantial experience in advising both private and public company clients on board and governance issues, public company filings, and other corporate and securities matters. He has represented several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of more than $130 billion. 

Jeff's experience includes a broad spectrum of business sectors, including communications, defense and government,   FinTech, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, medical devices and technology, restaurants, retail, and software. Jeff also regularly represents companies and investment funds in areas such as the commercial space sector, natural resources and agriculture (including hemp), and other emerging industries. Furthermore, Jeff is crypto-fluent and has experience representing clients in connection with investments and business matters involving cryptocurrency assets, blockchain, and distributed-ledger technologies. 

Jeff has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" (Business Law and Corporate Law) 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.

A ProBoard certified firefighter and former Deputy Chief of a fire department in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Jeff currently serves as Corporate Secretary of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and sits on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 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.

Jeff is a partner in the firm’s premier Emerging Companies practice group. His practice focuses on representing domestic and foreign public and private companies in corporate finance and securities law, venture capital, M&A, private equity, and general corporate matters. He has significant experience working with a wide range of companies at all stages of their... life cycle, from formation to exit, and frequently advises early stage companies and entrepreneurs.

His experience spans a wide variety of financial transactions and stock transactions, including private placements, M&A transactions, restructuring, reorganizations, SPAC transactions, and IPOs. In addition, he has substantial experience in advising both private and public company clients on board and governance issues, public company filings, and other corporate and securities matters. He has represented several public company clients with a combined aggregate market capitalization of more than $130 billion. 

Jeff's experience includes a broad spectrum of business sectors, including communications, defense and government,   FinTech, manufacturing, marketing and advertising, medical devices and technology, restaurants, retail, and software. Jeff also regularly represents companies and investment funds in areas such as the commercial space sector, natural resources and agriculture (including hemp), and other emerging industries. Furthermore, Jeff is crypto-fluent and has experience representing clients in connection with investments and business matters involving cryptocurrency assets, blockchain, and distributed-ledger technologies. 

Jeff has been named as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, one of Georgia Trend magazine's "Legal Elite" (Business Law and Corporate Law) 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.

A ProBoard certified firefighter and former Deputy Chief of a fire department in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area, Jeff currently serves as Corporate Secretary of the Atlanta Fire Rescue Foundation and sits on its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. 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.

Experience

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Experience

  • Has represented clients in numerous types of equity and debt financings as well as M&A transactions
  • Has advised clients on entity formation, capitalization issues, equity compensation strategies, employment matters, capital-raising considerations, customer contracts, securities law compliance, and exit planning
  • Has counseled 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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