28 October 2015
Advised public issuers in 144A offerings of senior notes and convertible debentures and related Exchange Act registrations through exchange offers and resale registrations, and with subsequent redemptions, including related conversions and make-whole payments.
Advised companies in connection with acquisitions and dispositions, including the sale by a public company of significant surplus assets; the sale by an Indian outsourcing services business of its stock and assets; and the sale by a large document technology company of part of its business to another document technology company (including international aspects of stock and asset sales).
Advised public issuers and voluntary filers in drafting and updating corporate governance documents including board and committee charters, codes of conduct, governance guidelines, authorization limit guidelines, insider trading policies, social media policies and related party transaction policies.
Advised a Nasdaq-listed company in a series of 3(a)(9) exchanges of outstanding warrants for shares of common stock.
Advised a NYSE-listed issuer as to aspects of acquisition by merger and subsequent election to become a voluntary filer.
Advised SPAC issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings of equity securities.
Advised banks and other institutions acting as trustees, escrow agents and paying agents in connection with domestic and international transactions and projects.
Jeanne has organized non-profit companies and cooperatives in New York State and assisted such start-up companies in Brooklyn with corporate and tax matters, including procuring education and ASCPA clearance to incorporate and advising community supported agriculture (CSA) groups as to appropriate federal tax-exempt status category.
Advised companies in connection with initial public offerings and follow-on equity offerings.
Advised a NYSE-listed issuer in numerous refinancings of its credit facility, including international aspects of collateralization of the facility.
State of New York, 1993
‘Checklist of routine annual and other activities by NASDAQ-listed companies,’ Withers article - January 2018, co-author
‘Checklist of routine annual and other activities to be completed by NYSE American-listed companies,’ Withers article - January 2018, co-author
‘Checklist of routine annual and other activities to be completed by voluntary filers,’ Withers article - December 2017, co-author
‘FSB guidance on climate-related financial reporting: Game-changer for voluntary sustainability reporting?’ ABA Section of International Law: International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter - November 2017, co-author.
‘Going Dark’ presents traps for unwary companies following an acquisition’, New York Law Journal - October 2015, co-author. Read here
‘The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on not-for-profit companies - Part II’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - March 2006, co-author
‘The impact of Sarbanes-Oxley on not-for-profit companies - Part I’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - February 2006, co-author
‘New form 8-K disclosures and filing deadlines: A practical guide - Part II’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - June 2004, co-author
‘New form 8-K disclosures and filing deadlines: A practical guide - Part I’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - May 2004, co-author
‘The SEC’s recent interpretative guidance as to MD&A disclosure: Practical advice for companies’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - April 2004, co-author
‘Guidelines for companies considering delisting’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - November 2003, author
‘Application to foreign private issuers of Sarbanes Audit Committee listing standards’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - June 2003, co-author
‘Regulation FD: The SEC takes action’, The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel - February 2003, co-author
Advisory Board, TheCorporateCounsel.net
American Bar Association
Me in a minute
It is rewarding to encounter an issue and help make the problem disappear
I like connecting information and people, and I like fixing things. My corporate transactional work requires sifting through large amounts of information and coordinating with many people to work as a team toward resolution. It is rewarding to encounter an issue and help improve the situation or make the problem disappear, or to rectify a messy situation. When I was young I wanted to be a writer and to help people. Practicing corporate law involves the use of significant writing and negotiation skills, and helps people as well.
My work in corporate sustainability matters (such as sustainability reporting and benefit corporation and other impact entities) is one way that I help people and their businesses to start and thrive. I also like the constructive nature of transactional work, and its often (but not always) collaborative approach to matters. Since I am focused on problem solving, I tend to be intrepid in reaching solutions and finding paths through issues.