Eric S. Wu has a capital markets background that allows him to serve his clients as a reliable resource and practical adviser.
Eric concentrates his practice in business transactions, finance, and corporate counseling. He has a special focus on helping publicly-traded and privately-held companies anticipate, navigate, and resolve the legal issues surrounding capital-raising securities transactions, mergers and acquisitions, SEC periodic reporting, executive compensation, proxy and shareholder matters, and corporate governance practices.
Eric represents issuers in a wide variety of SEC-registered public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities, including:
- Initial public offerings
- Follow-on and registered shelf offerings
- Rule 144A offerings of high-yield, convertible and investment grade debt securities to institutional investors
- Exchange offers
Eric regularly counsels numerous public companies on compliance with SEC periodic reporting and other disclosure obligations under the federal securities laws. He is well-versed on the corporate governance requirements and listing standards of various stock exchanges. Eric also renders practical advice on the legal issues regarding public company corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank Act compliance, anti-takeover strategies, compensation matters, and fiduciary duties of company boards and committees.
In addition, Eric has extensive experience as transactional counsel to public and private companies in a broad range of industries. He represents both buyers and sellers in mergers, acquisitions, and divestiture transactions involving stock, assets, businesses, and subsidiaries.
As a result of his diverse client base, Eric advises numerous companies in complex corporate transactions, including proxy contests, consent solicitations, tender offers, going-private transactions, spin-offs, joint ventures, corporate reorganizations, and service agreements.
Prior to joining Polsinelli, Eric was an extern in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance and practiced for five years in the Washington, D.C. office of a Wall Street law firm.