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Houston IPO Attorney

Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) & Private Placements

If you are considering going public or private with your business in an effort to raise capital, a skilled and experienced attorney can efficiently manage the various elements involved in the process. Houston-based Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law has in-depth knowledge of SEC regulations, securities law and the financial markets. To speak with an authority on IPOs and private placements, contact Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law. We offer confidential initial consultations, Spanish speaking services, and pride ourselves on transparent legal fees.

Securities Lawyer for Your IPO or Private Placement

At Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law, one of the most important steps in preparing for an IPO or private placement is getting to know your business from the inside-out. We will collect valuable information about the following details of your company and your offering:

  • Products & Services
  • Competition
  • Business Plan
  • Expected Sources of Funding

When due diligence is complete, our Houston business lawyer will collaborate with you to create the optimal deal structure for your business. Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law will work through any concerns with the underwriters and make necessary revisions prior to the IPO or private placement. We will then prepare a registration statement, offering documents and filings with the SEC (if the company is going public). For private placements, we prepare an in-depth private placement memorandum that tells your company’s story effectively while keeping you in legal compliance.

Regulatory Compliance Is Essential

During an IPO, compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules is essential. If a registration statement is incomplete or misleading, penalties can range from fines to criminal violations. Mistakes during private placements can also result in serious consequences, such as shareholder actions or SEC proceedings.

Contact Whitley LLP Attorneys at Law online or call (888) 252-8277 to arrange a consultation with a Texas attorney who has substantial experience managing initial public offerings (IPOs) and public placements.

Providing Superior Representation

  • Extremely Knowledgeable and Competent

    “Samuel Whitley was extremely knowledgeable and competent about securities law and business in general. In preparing the fund documents, Sam offered helpful perspective and recommendations on related details based on his previous experience. Also, he was quite timely and responsive in his work, answering questions typically within a day or a few days of being asked. In addition, I had some unique circumstances to address and I found Sam to be creative in helping solve problems and in creating solutions. I had originally decided to work with him due to his experience in securities law. After working with him, I saw the direct benefit his experience provided for the work he accomplished for me. I'm glad I decided to work with Sam for these activities, and given another opportunity I would definitely choose again to work with Mr. Whitley.”


  • I really appreciate what this company does.

    “I really appreciate the legal services Mr Whitley rendered for my company Divergent Capital Partners LLC to buy and hold commercial real estate. The Whitley law firm has giving me advice on how to raise Capital for my company. I always get a quick response regarding my questions and legal concerns. I've been a client with the Whitley law firm for almost two years and my expectations are always full filled and exceeded. I highly recommend the Whitley law firm for business needs.”

    David Lewis

  • One Of The Very Best Attorneys I Know

    “Sam is one of the very best attorneys I know. Why? He is knowledgeable, reliable, dependable, and a pleasure to work with. He really takes care of his clients and works extremely hard at doing the best job he can for his clients. Please consider him if your looking for an attorney who not only can deliver results but who will be with you every step of the way. I am very confident in this recommendation as I have come to know Sam over several years and would recommend him to my family and business associates without any hesitation.”


  • A Man of High Integrity & Character

    “Sam is a well educated attorney that specializes in corporate law, merger/acquisitions and SEC compliance. I have worked under his legal supervision since 2007 and continue to do so today. Sam is not only a fine attorney but considered by many, as a man of high integrity and character. I strongly recommend Sam Whitley if you are looking for legal counsel.”


  • Accessible & Accommodating

    “R.Sam is very knowledgeable in Securities Law. Reliable adviser in deal structuring. Accessible and accommodating to clients.”