Private Equity, Capital Markets, and Securities

DarrowEverett’s Private Equity, Capital Markets, and Securities team is uniquely positioned to advise domestic and international public and private companies of all sizes. We regularly advise on structuring capital or debt raises, negotiating complex mergers and acquisitions, preparing private placement offering documents, and initial public offering securities filings. DE supports our clients on an advisory basis with their general business, regulatory and transactional needs, and public company reporting obligations.

We advise a diverse group of public and private clients, including industry-leading companies in a wide array of business sectors, private equity firms and portfolio companies, issuers, investment banks, real estate investment funds and trusts, family and hedge funds, corporate targets and acquirers, equity and debt investors, and venture capital firms. DE also supports its Private Equity, Capital Markets, and Securities clients on numerous corporate, transactional, and regulatory issues, including those relating to day-to-day operations, governance, taxation, real estate, licensing, intellectual property, information technology, employment, litigation, compliance, and finance.

Our clients receive a combination of market intelligence, technical abilities, vigorous client counsel, and support for legal, regulatory, and risk assessment needs throughout the lifecycle of their business, transactions, investments, and current and previous offerings of products and services.

DarrowEverett’s Private Equity, Capital Markets, and Securities attorneys provide representation across a wide variety of subject matters, including:

  • Private Placements of Equity, Debt & Hybrid Securities
  • Public Offerings
  • Joint Ventures
  • Corporate Governance
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Filings & Reports
  • Stock Exchange Listing Requirements
  • Sarbanes-Oxley Act Compliance
  • Private Investment in Public Equity (PIPEs)
  • Fund Formation & Securities Issues
  • Real Estate Investment Funds & Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
  • Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, & Non-Fungible Token Related Transactions & Offerings
  • Opportunity Zone Funds
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Securitizations
  • Regulatory, Department of Justice, State Attorney General; FINRA & SEC Investigations & Enforcement Proceedings
  • Spin-Offs
  • Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) Mergers & Combinations
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Corporate & Structured Financing
  • Tax Planning & Structuring
  • Employee & Management Compensation & Incentive Programs
  • Follow-on Investments
  • Margin Loans & Derivative Instruments
  • Recapitalizations, Restructurings & Workouts

Practice Leaders

Zachary G. Darrow - Chairman


Zachary G. Darrow serves as Chairman of DarrowEverett LLP and leads its Private Equity, Capital Markets & Securities Practice Group. Zach has forged a reputation over the last two decades as a top dealmaker in sophisticated transactional matters. He has a genuine passion for working through intricate issues and developing winning strategies for the firm’s clients. Leveraging his extensive network of contacts, deep understanding of the intricacies of the law, and negotiating acumen, Zach helps...

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Beth N. Lowson - Of Counsel


Beth N. Lowson is Of Counsel and a Practice Leader for DarrowEverett’s Regulatory & Compliance, and Private Equity, Capital Markets & Securities Practice Groups, focusing primarily on corporate and securities law. Beth’s clients are in the investment management and financial services sectors and include publicly traded and private companies, hedge funds and other private funds, SEC and state-registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, and private investors. Beth regularly advises clients concerning SEC reporting and compliance, corporate formation...

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Contact our Private Equity, Capital Markets, and Securities Group.

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