Lawton focuses his practice on securities law, corporate finance, corporate governance and general corporate law.
Lawton represents public and private clients on mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance matters – including shareholder activism, related party transactions and fiduciary duty matters. He has significant experience advising clients on ongoing reporting and disclosure requirements under US securities laws and Nasdaq and NYSE rules. Additionally, Lawton advises clients on public and private capital market transactions, including securities offerings and tender offers.
On a pro bono basis, Lawton routinely represents individuals seeking to be appointed guardians of their incapacitated relatives so that they may continue providing care for those individuals.
Prior to attending law school, Lawton taught high school English in Indianola, Mississippi through Teach for America.
Advises clients on disclosure obligations and compliance under US securities laws.
Advises clients on compliance under the Dodd-Frank Act, NYSE rules and NASDAQ rules.
Advises client on corporate governance issues, shareholder activism, related party transactions and fiduciary duty matters.
Represented a Fortune 200 company in public debt offerings totaling $21.5 billion.
Represented a Fortune 200 company in foreign public debt offering totaling €4.25 billion.
Represented a Fortune 50 company in public debt offering totaling $2.0 billion.
Represented a Fortune 50 company in public debt offerings totaling $6.3 billion.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Lawton B. Way