M. Hill Jeffries , Jr. - Alston & Bird LLP

M. Hill Jeffries , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2001

Hill Jeffries' practice is focused on a variety of corporate finance transactions, including U.S. and international capital markets offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions, securities regulation, corporate governance, and the general representation of public and private companies. 

Mr. Jeffries represents companies and investment banking firms in a wide variety of corporate finance transactions. He has completed over 100 public offerings, including 25 initial public offerings, having an aggregate value of over $140 billion. Mr. Jeffries also represents public and private companies in merger and acquisition transactions. He has completed over 40 mergers, acquisitions and dispositions with consideration of over $10 billion. He also advises boards of directors and committees of directors on fiduciary duties and liabilities, change in control issues, anti-takeover strategies, crisis management, corporate governance, compliance and ethics. 

Mr. Jeffries is regularly listed in a number of national and local publications as a leading corporate attorney, including Chambers USAand The Best Lawyers in America, which named Mr. Jeffries "Atlanta Lawyer of the Year" in securities law for both 2011 and 2013. BTI Consulting Group named Mr. Jeffries a 2016 “Client Service Super All-Star.”

Mr. Jeffries is the past leader of the firm's Corporate Transactions & Securities Group, former head of the firm’s Securities and Capital Markets Practice and former co-leader of the firm's overall corporate practice. 

University of VirginiaBA 1977University of VirginiaJ.D. 1980

Case History

Experience
  • Underwriters' counsel in 14 public and Rule 144A offerings over $41 billion of debt securities by the world's best known beverage company. 
  • Dealer-managers’ counsel in two debt tender offers totaling $5.5 billion by the world’s best known beverage company.
  • Company counsel in a $7.7 billion initial public offering, the third largest IPO in history at the time.
  • Counsel to the world's largest and best-known home improvement retailer in seven public offerings of notes aggregating $16.25 billion. 
  • Counsel to one of the world’s largest credit and financial information reporting companies in its $500 million public spin-off of its identification verification business.
  • Counsel to a publicly held telecommunications billing software company in its $3 billion sale to a U.K.-based software company in one of the largest combinations of software companies in history.
  • Counsel to a publicly held energy services company in its auction and subsequent $770 million sale.
  • Counsel to the U.S. Department of Treasury in a public auction of common stock warrants received by Treasury from a bank holding company as consideration for Treasury's investment of TARP funds in the bank holding company.
  • Counsel to the special committee of a publicly held telecommunications services company in the successful defense of a hostile tender offer by a competitor.

Office Location

One Atlantic Center, Suite 4900
1201 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309-3424
United States


Lawyer of the Year Awards

2013 Lawyer of the Year in Securities Regulation of the Atlanta Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Securities / Capital Markets Law of the Atlanta Metro Area
M. Hill Jeffries, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!M. Hill Jeffries, Jr. has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Corporate Law (Securities)
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

Other Information

Gender: Male