Joseph Alley Jr.

Partner

Fax: 404.873.8689

Biography

Joe is a partner and serves as the chair of the Securities and Corporate Governance practice. A graduate of the Yale Law School, he advises both public and private companies with respect to complex securities and corporate governance issues.  He offers his clients the benefit of extensive experience advising public and private companies on complex securities and corporate governance issues, including Fortune 100, S&P 500, and Russell 2000 companies in the retail, life sciences, medical device, and food and service industries.  Joe’s practice encompasses public company reporting and compliance as well as capital transactions, such as public offerings, private placements, mergers and acquisitions, and structured finance.

Joe received his B.S. in mathematics from the University of Alabama, where he graduated first in his class. He has served on the Boards of Directors of Aid Atlanta and Actor’s Express, and has the distinction of having won (twice) on Jeopardy.

Experience

  • Representation of Fortune 100 company in connection with the registration of the equity portion of its $8.2 billion proposed acquisition.

  • Representation of originator in $150 million securitization of structured settlement receivables

  • Representation of Fortune 500 in connection with a $500 million underwritten public offering of senior notes.

  • Representation of Fortune 500 company in connection with a $750 million underwritten public offering of senior notes.

  • Successfully represented Nasdaq listed issuer in connection with appeal of Nasdaq delisting and related reverse stock split.

  • Successfully represented public issuer in connection with exchange offer for $125 million of convertible subordinated debt and subsequent registered resale.

  • Representation of Fortune 100 company in connection with a $500 million underwritten public offering of notes.

  • Representation of public issuer in connection with a $200 million underwritten Rule 144A eligible offering of notes and subsequent SEC-registered exchange offer.

  • Representation of Nasdaq-listed company in connection with private issuance of $125 million subordinated convertible notes.

  • Representation of Fortune 500 company in connection with $200 million cash tender offer for Nasdaq listed company.

  • Representation of Fortune 100 company in connection with SEC registered issuance of common stock to acquire Nasdaq listed company.

  • Representation of Nasdaq listed issuer in connection with $92 million registered public offering of common stock.

  • Assisted Fortune 100 company in connection with $1.5 billion commercial paper program.

  • Representation of Fortune 100 company in connection with the unallocated shelf registration statement.

  • Representation of Russell 2000 company in connection with $150 million shelf registration statement.

  • Representation of originator in $68 million securitization of receivables.

  • Representation of originator in connection with $50 million registered offering of litigation backed receivables.

Credentials

  • Yale Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of Alabama, Bachelor of Science - Mathematics,

    Summa Cum Laude

  • State of Georgia
  • State of California
    • Aid Atlanta, Board of Directors (previous)
    • Actor’s Express, Board of Directors (previous)

Recognition

  • Georgia Super Lawyers, 2011-13