M. Jalali
M. Jalali

Mehrnaz Jalali

Associate

jalalim@ballardspahr.com
Tel 646.346.8014
Fax 212.223.1942
New York

Mehrnaz "Naz" Jalali practices in the areas of securities, corporate governance, mergers, acquisitions, and private equity transactions. Ms. Jalali represents companies in various industries with capital-raising transactions, including private and public offerings, as well as acquisition, sale, and venture capital transactions. She also regularly advises companies on corporate governance, securities compliance, SEC disclosure and reporting, and general corporate matters.

Representative Matters

  • Represented a NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company in connection with a $258 million underwritten public offering of equity
  • Represented underwriters in connection with a $300 million public offering of senior unsecured notes of a natural gas company
  • Represented initial purchasers in connection with various Rule 144A offerings of secured bonds and senior unsecured notes of electric utilities
  • Represented an NYSE-listed large energy company in a $600 million underwritten public offering of a low-vote class of equity
  • Represented an NYSE-listed large energy company in the creation, structuring, solicitation of stockholder approval of two new classes of low-vote common stock and distribution of the new stock through a stock split
  • Represented a life sciences company in a $15 million private investment in public equity (PIPE) transaction and subsequent registered secondary offering of convertible notes and warrants
  • Represented an energy-efficient lighting company in becoming a reporting company by handling the registered secondary offering of its common stock, convertible notes, and warrants
  • Represented an NYSE-listed aerospace company in the acquisition of a pump and engine control systems business, a cross-border merger with a Canadian public company manufacturer of precision-machined products, and a $70 million acquisition of a hydraulic actuation business with international operations.
  • Represented a commercial real estate finance company in the acquisition of a multifamily agency mortgage lender
  • Represented an NYSE-listed aerospace company in the internal restructuring of its subsidiaries
  • Represented a large privately held retail company in a complex reorganization and merger for tax restructuring
  • Represented a large public company in its Series A investment into a start-up renewable energy company
  • Represented a start-up cloud-based technology company in its seed financing



Publications

Co-author, "SEC's Radar is on Non-GAAP Financial Measures," The Legal Intelligencer, August 10, 2016

Co-author, "Regulatory Spotlight on Excessive Compensation," The Legal Intelligencer, October 15, 2013

Contributor, "The Evolving Definitions of Materiality and Sustainability Reporting," The Legal Intelligencer, May 7, 2013

Co-author, "NYSE and NASDAQ Propose Rules Establishing Listing Standards for Compensation Committees and Selection of Compensation Advisers," Ballard Spahr legal alert, October 1, 2012


The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law (J.D. 2010 cum laude)
Notes Editor, University of Memphis Law Review; Recipient, CALI Award, constitutional law

University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business (B.Commerce 2005)
Dean's Honor Roll

Languages

Fluent in Farsi

Pennsylvania

Tennessee(inactive)

Not Admitted in New York