John M. Rafferty

John Rafferty focuses his practice on representing publicly and privately held companies in a broad range of corporate and securities law matters. Mr. Rafferty’s practice includes public and private mergers, tender offers, going private transactions and strategic and financial investments.

His practice also involves extensive experience in a broad range of corporate finance and capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings, primary and secondary offerings, Rule 144A private placements, private equity financings and recapitalizations, and debt and preferred stock financings.

Mr. Rafferty regularly counsels boards of directors of public companies on corporate governance issues, fiduciary duty matters (both generally and in the M&A context), compliance with the U.S. federal securities laws, and compliance with the listing standards of NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange.

He also advises emerging growth companies backed by venture capital and private equity firms on all corporate, transactional and financing matters.

Mr. Rafferty’s transactional and counseling background has involved matters for clients in a broad range of industries, including life sciences and healthcare; technology and Internet-based businesses; communications and media; and retail.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Corporate, 2) Capital Markets and 3) Mergers + Acquisitions
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 1997)
Admitted Year 1999
Education Arizona State University (B.A., 1994)
Bar Member / Association State Bar Of California
Most recent firm Morrison & Foerster LLP
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