WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal & Compliance, LLC is pleased to announce that Craig D. Linder, Esq. has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its corporate and securities law practice. Mr. Linder has been a legal and business executive for a variety of large international firms representing public and private companies with global operations.
"I am excited to have Craig join our team as we continue to establish our firm as a best in class boutique corporate, securities and business transaction law firm. Bringing Craig on board enables us to fulfill the expanding needs our clients and the firm."
Mr. Linder is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and California. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Linder headed the Securities Finance & Compliance practice group at Rasco Klock Perez & Nieto P.L., a prestigious full-service law firm, after working at various large international law firms such as Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P., Steel Hector & Davis LLP (which merged with Squire Sanders in 2005), and Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP as a corporate, securities and finance partner for 6 years and as a corporate securities associate for 5 years. Throughout his legal career, Mr. Linder has represented start-ups, early stage, emerging growth, mid-stage and Fortune 500 companies (such as NextEra Energy, Inc., Office Depot, Inc., Ryder Systems, Inc., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and Abbott Laboratories) in their business transactions.
In his role as a corporate lawyer, Mr. Linder has been responsible for Securities and Exchange Commission compliance and reporting, a variety of public debt and equity offerings and numerous mergers and acquisitions. He has also assisted clients in listing and maintaining their securities on the NYSE and NASDAQ as well as preparing and maintaining the required corporate governing committee charters. Furthermore, Mr. Linder has assisted clients with the registration of debt, equity and complex hybrid securities with the SEC as well as closing more than US$11 billion in public and private debt, equity, convertible and complex hybrid security offerings. Moreover, he has assisted clients in drafting executive compensation and benefit plans, such as stock-based incentive plans, dividend reinvestment plans, direct stock purchase plans, and shareholder rights plans and registering the securities offered under such plans.
Mr. Linder earned his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and a Masters of Law in Corporate Taxation from New York University School of Law. He is also a member of the Florida, New York and California State Bars. He was named a Top Deal Maker in 2008 by the Daily Business Review and holds a Martindale-Hubbell AV rating.
Laura Anthony, Esq., the founding member of Legal & Compliance, LLC comments, "I am excited to have Craig join our team as we see a continued growth and acceleration in our practice. Legal & Compliance continues to build a reputation as one of the best firms in the small and micro cap space and Craig is an invaluable addition to the firm."
Legal & Compliance, LLC is a comprehensive corporate, securities and business transactions law firm assisting clients in all aspects of commerce, including initial public offerings, reverse mergers, registered public offerings, exempt private offerings, all forms of complex corporate finance transactions, compliance with the over-the-counter market trading platforms such as OTCQB, compliance with FINRA and DTC, entity formation and charter documents, strategic planning in response to unique management and ownership issues, and broad-scope legal services.
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