Chester E. "Chet" Bacheller

Chester E. "Chet" Bacheller


Holland & Knight LLP

Recognized since 2001

Tampa, Florida

Practice Areas

Corporate Governance Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Securities / Capital Markets Law

Securities Regulation

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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Chester E. Bacheller is a transactional lawyer practicing in the areas of securities, mergers and acquisitions and finance including, venture capital financing. The majority of Mr. Bacheller's practice has centered on representing companies and investors in various corporate and financial transactions. He has substantial experience in a wide range of corporate, securities and banking matters, including: public offerings of securities registered under the federal and state securities laws; corporate mergers, acquisitions and dispositions; private placements of securities, including Rule 144A offerings; venture capital financing; SEC periodic reporting and compliance matters; financing, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory matters for various financial institutions; eurodollar financings, mortgage and other asset-based securities offerings; corporate control contests, including proxy fights and tender offers; complex asset-based and other lending transactions; numerous issues arising under the Uniform Commercial Code; and other various business matters.

Location

  • 100 North Tampa Street, Suite 4100
    Tampa, FL 33602

Education

  • University of Florida, BSBA Finance, graduated 1981
  • University of Florida, BSBA Finance, graduated 1981

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, The Florida Bar

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association - Member

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2023 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Securities / Capital Markets Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Corporate Governance Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Securities Regulation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tampa (2023)
  • Securities Regulation, Tampa (2019)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law, Tampa (2018)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tampa (2017)
  • Corporate Governance Law, Tampa (2016)
  • Securities Regulation, Tampa (2013)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Tampa (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers® in America 2023 for work in:

  • Corporate Governance Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law
  • Securities Regulation

Special Focus

  • Accounting
  • Audit Committees
  • Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Director and Officer Liability
  • Disclosure
  • Executive Compensation
  • General Corporate
  • High Yield
  • International
  • Leveraged Buyouts
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Placements
  • Publicly-Held Companies
  • Restructurings
  • Securities
  • Transactions
  • Venture Capital

Awards:

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, January 2009
  • Client Service All-Star, The BTI Consulting Group, Inc., 2013
  • Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-2013
  • Chambers USA – America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity, 2008-2013

Publications

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