Alexander (Alex) J. May has an extensive practice focused on capital markets transactions, securities offerings, and corporate governance matters. Mr. May represents public and private companies in a variety of registered and unregistered offerings and SEC registrants in disclosure, compliance and public reporting under the Securities Act of 1933 and Exchange Act of 1934, including proxy statements and executive compensation disclosure. In addition, Mr. May represents boards of directors and their committees in complex and emerging corporate governance and fiduciary duty matters.
As a partner in the firm’s Corporate Department, Mr. May has significant experience advising a number of the firm’s public and private clients on complex securities transactions, including registered and unregistered offerings of equity and debt and in secondary offerings by selling stockholders. Mr. May has experience across a number of different industries, including food and beverage, automotive and other manufacturing industries.
Mr. May has advised many public companies in disclosure, compliance and reporting, including the design and content of proxy statements and counseling on complex executive compensation disclosures. Mr. May frequently advises clients on new and emerging SEC and stock exchange compliance matters, environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices, and corporate governance obligations under Delaware and Illinois law. Mr. May has also advised a number of public and private companies in mergers as well as asset purchases and divestitures.
Mr. May is an author of Directors and Officers Liability by the Law Journal Press. Mr. May also provides other securities and corporate governance updates to the firm’s clients, including new SEC rulemakings, guides to the annual reporting and proxy season, and practice tips for public companies.
Mr. May is the Corporate Department’s Pro Bono Coordinator and member of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.