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Key Areas of Practice

  • Securities
  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • International Transactions
  • Business Transactions

Biographical Information

Kathleen L. Cerveny is a member of the firm focusing on sophisticated corporate finance and business transactions. She is B-V rated by Martindale Hubbell. Prior to joining the firm she was a partner with Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP.

She has served as lead counsel in hundreds of private offerings and initial public offerings (IPOs), registered secondary offerings and follow on offerings of equity or debt securities under the Securities Act of 1933  by operating companies as well as SPACs. Her experience includes representing the issuers of the securities or registered broker-dealers acting as underwriters or placement agents including in connection with compliance with the crowdfunding regulations adopted under the JOBS Act.

Ms. Cerveny regularly advises publicly-traded issuers on periodic reporting requirements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and counsels corporations, boards of directors and audit, nominating and compensation committees as well management on corporate governance matters, ongoing Securities and Exchange Commission, stock exchange and FINRA regulatory compliance.

Her transactional practice includes mergers (including SPAC M&A transactions), acquisitions and dispositions of publicly-held and privately-held companies, venture capital financings, strategic alliances and joint ventures. In addition to experience with multiple SPAC proxy solicitations, she has been integrally involved advising SPACs conducting tender offers in connection with their M&A transactions, including the first third generation SPAC to do so.

Ms. Cerveny graduated cum laude from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Economics and minor in Mathematics. She is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Virginia and Michigan.

Additional Biographical Information

Law Schools: University of Notre Dame Law School, Juris Doctor, May 1985; Managing Editor (1984-85), Notre Dame Law Review; Moot Court Honors Brief (1983).

College: Western Michigan University (cum laude), B.S. in Economics (Presidential Scholar); minor in Mathematics, 1982.

Bars: District of Columbia, Michigan and Virginia

Other: Kathleen Cerveny is B-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Representative Publications & Speeches

Note, "Limitation Tolling When Class Status Denied: Chardon vs. Fumero Soto and Alice in Wonderland," 60 Notre Dame L. Rev. 686 (1985)



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