Jane Whitt Sellers

Janie works with public and private companies on corporate finance matters, securities compliance, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. She represents issuers in a wide range of financing transactions including syndicated loan agreements and public and private offerings (including Rule 144A offerings) of debt and equity securities as well as hybrid securities, such as equity units, convertible notes, junior subordinated notes and trust preferred securities. Her experience also includes equity self-tenders and other repurchases as well as liability management transactions such as tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations for outstanding debt securities.

Janie advises on 1934 Act reporting and proxy statements, shareholder proposals, proxy contests and executive compensation disclosures. She is on the firm’s climate change team, advising on SEC disclosures and due diligence matters. Corporate governance issues in which she has been involved include majority vote for director elections, shareholder-called special meetings, proxy access and majority written consents. Her mergers and acquisitions experience includes stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, including spin-offs, as well as corporate level mergers.

Janie has served on a number of nonprofit boards and been significantly involved in nonprofit activities, particularly involving independent schools and the arts.

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Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Corporate Finance and Capital Markets, 3) Corporate Governance, 4) Entity Formation, 5) Mergers and Acquisitions, 6) Securities Compliance and 7) Climate Change and Environmental Finance
Law School University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980
Education Hollins College, B.A., 1975
Bar Member / Association Virginia State Bar Association, North Carolina State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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