Howard E. Berkenblit - Sullivan & Worcester LLP
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Howard E. Berkenblit

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016

Howard E. Berkenblit is a partner and leader of the firm’s Capital Markets Group. He specializes in counseling both public and private companies involved in equity and debt financings and ongoing corporate governance and disclosure matters, stock exchange listing standards and Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. He also advises Israeli and other international companies that seek to have their securities traded in the United States, as well as real estate investment trusts that engage in securities offerings and governance initiatives. In addition, Mr. Berkenblit works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and general corporate matters. He has written articles and spoken on many topics including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and a range of securities law issues impacting U.S. and foreign companies. He is also the editor of The SEC Pulse, a blog that provides updates and commentary from our Capital Markets Group on issues affecting publicly traded and privately owned businesses, investment banks and foreign companies who trade or raise capital in the United States, and boards of directors and company officers in securities transactions and corporate governance matters. 

Additional Information

Court Admissions — U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
Experience Representative Client Work
  • $300 million public preferred equity offering in the hotel REIT industry
  • $400 million public senior note offering in the office REIT industry
  • $400 million public common equity offering in the senior living facility REIT industry
  • $2 million convertible note PIPE by Israeli software company
  • Representation of a foreign software company in the acquisition and going private transaction involving a public U.S. software company
  • $150 million 144A offering and A/B exchange in the information storage and protection industry
  • Served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Stream International, Inc., a provider of CRM and technical support services
  • Design of governance charters, policies and procedures for senior living services company
  • Switch of Nasdaq listed financial services company to listing on NYSE
  • $450 million national bank holding company merger in public stock for stock transaction
  • $1.6 billion acquisition of an information storage and protection services company in public stock for stock transaction
  • Initial public offering of a transportation company
University of PennsylvaniaBA 1992Boston College Law SchoolJ.D. 1995
Massachusetts Bar AssociationAmerican Bar AssociationMassachusetts Council on Economic Education

Office Location

One Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109
United States

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law