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April 10, 2018
Scott A. Berdan, a securities and corporate finance attorney with more than two decades of experience, has joined Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm’s national Securities and Corporate Finance practice.

Berdan provides insightful solutions to complex issues associated with corporation finance, joint venture and merger and acquisition transactions, helping large and small businesses and their owners efficiently achieve their goals and objectives. He also counsels management teams and boards of directors with respect to public disclosure matters and their fiduciary duties generally, including in relation to unsolicited and hostile acquisition proposals.

Polsinelli’s Securities and Corporate Finance practice combines significant transactional capabilities and regulatory knowledge with experience across a range of industries to help publicly traded and privately held companies plan and execute capital-raising transactions, address complex disclosure and regulatory issues, and establish appropriate governance policies and practices.

“Scott shares our commitment to understanding clients' larger strategic business objectives, as well as delivering timely, pragmatic advice that is tailored to their particular circumstances,” said Jennifer Evans, office managing partner for Polsinelli in Denver. “We are pleased to welcome him to the growing Securities and Corporate Finance practice at Polsinelli.”

Berdan focuses his transactional practice on negotiated purchase and sales agreements, public and private equity and debt securities offerings, and leveraged buyouts. He regularly counsels clients regarding their most significant corporate events, including issuers in connection with their initial public offerings and follow-on offerings of equity securities, institutional high-yield and convertible debt financings, senior secured credit facilities, going private and going dark transactions, and tender offers and consent solicitations.

Berdan earned his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Denver College of Law and holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Duke University. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, where he served as co-chair of the Securities Law Subsection of the Business Law Section from 2007 to 2009. Berdan has been a frequent author and presenter for CBA-CLE, the nonprofit educational organization of the Colorado Bar Association. He has achieved an AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubble®, and has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© for the last five years for Securities/Capital Markets and Corporate Law, and by Colorado Super Lawyers® for Securities and Corporate Finance law from 2012 through 2017 and was honored as a Rising Star prior to those acknowledgements.

The Polsinelli Securities and Corporate Finance practice provides counsel on issues related to debt and equity capital markets, SEC disclosure and financial reporting, corporate governance and listed company compliance, private placements and PIPEs, M&A, going private and other strategic transactions. The firm’s attorneys have experience with a broad range of debt and equity capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, follow-on and secondary offerings, exchange offers, at-the-market offerings and shelf takedowns, as well as traditional private placements, PIPEs, Rule 144A offerings and Regulation S offerings.

In addition to its transactional experience, Polsinelli serves as trusted advisers to numerous public companies, helping them comply with applicable securities laws and regulations, New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ listing standards, and address executive compensation disclosure requirements.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 800 attorneys in 20 offices.  Ranked #24 for Client Service Excellence1 and #10 for best client relationships2 among 650 U.S. law firms, Polsinelli was also named among the top 20 best-known firms in the nation3. The firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, corporate, labor and employment, and business litigation. www.polsinelli.com  |  Polsinelli PC | In California, Polsinelli LLP

12018 BTI Client Service A-Team Report

22017 BTI Industry Power Rankings

32017 BTI Brand Elite

For more information, contact Carrie Trent at ctrent@polsinelli.com