Mr. Berdan provides practical solutions to complex issues associated with corporation finance 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.
Mr. 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 equity offerings of securities, institutional high-yield and convertible debt financings, senior secured credit facilities, going private and going dark transactions, and tender offers and consent solicitations.
Mr. Berdan's industry experience spans oil and gas, mining, manufacturing, construction, entertainment, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, consumer products, natural and organic foods, electronic commerce and the Internet, and computer hardware and software. He works with issuers, investors, underwriters, and placement agents, and he advises on Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and stock exchange listing requirements, federal and state securities laws, and corporate governance matters.
Mr. Berdan is the immediate past chair of Holland & Hart's Corporate Group.
Pubilc Offerings (including IPOs) — Numerous initial, secondary and follow-on public offerings for issuers in diverse industries raising proceeds in excess of $1 billion.
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) — Numerous asset, stock and merger acquisition and disposition transactions in various industries totalling in excess of $2 billion.
Tender Offers and Proxy Contest Defense — Counsel boards of directors and management in connection with friendly and hostile takeover attempts and proxy contests for corporate control.