Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Maryland School of Law, 2009
    Order of the Coif

    Journal of Business & Technology Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Maryland, 2006

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

    Maryland State Bar Association
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Hirsh M. Ament

Counsel

Hirsh Ament is counsel in Venable's Corporate Group. His practice focuses on a wide range of corporate law matters, including corporate governance, securities transactions, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and real estate investment trusts (REITs). He has represented issuers in multiple stock and debt offerings, including initial public offerings, and other financial transactions. Hirsh also represents investment companies incorporated in Maryland in matters of Maryland corporate law unique to investment companies, including takeover defenses and shareholder litigation.

Selected Representations

  • Represented special committees of the boards of directors of several publicly traded companies in their consideration and negotiation of strategic alternatives
  • Represented special litigation committee of the board of directors of a New York Stock Exchange-listed company in the investigation of derivative claims
  • Represented New York Stock Exchange-listed REITs in restructuring management agreements with external asset managers
  • Represented a publicly-traded REIT in connection with its $150 million initial public offering and related exchange listing
  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange-listed REIT in connection with common and preferred stock offerings raising more than $125 million
  • Represented a New York Stock Exchange-listed company in connection with a proxy contest by an activist investor seeking board representations and financial concessions
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in connection with its $200 million initial public offering and $100 million follow-on offering
  • Maryland counsel to a REIT in connection with the comprehensive restructuring of its outstanding recourse debt obligations
  • Maryland counsel to a privately held marketing technology firm in a preferred stock offering of $75 million
  • Maryland counsel to a closed-end fund in connection with a $50 million rights offering