Eric Smith represents publicly traded and privately held companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital-raising transactions, and joint ventures in domestic and cross-border transactions. Eric regularly works with private equity funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds, and their investors in portfolio transactions, fund formation, and securities compliance. He also assists public companies with periodic SEC reporting obligations, stockholder relations, and the rules established by securities exchanges. He has considerable experience advising clients on stockholder relations, portfolio transactions, and periodic Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reporting obligations.
Eric assists organizations and firms in many industries, including energy, retail, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, cybersecurity, professional sports, financial services, government contracting, entertainment, and business services. He also provides routine corporate counseling to businesses as their outside general counsel.
Prior to entering private practice, Eric worked as in-house counsel for a manufacturing and wholesale food company, where he handled issues related to shareholder rights, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate planning, contracting, and antitrust.