Steven Hollander
Partner

CORPORATE

NEW YORK

T: +1 212 922 2200
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EmailE: shollander@wfw.com

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Steve’s practice focuses on corporate and securities transactions including private equity investments, joint ventures, securities offerings, mergers, acquisitions, regulatory filings, restructurings, other complex business transactions and general corporate matters. Steve represents companies regarding general corporate and securities matters, including relating to corporate formation and organization as well as capitalization and securities issuances, both public and private. He also drafts Securities and Exchange Commission and stock exchange filings and submissions, particularly relating to foreign private issuers.

He has also represented companies in their initial public offerings as well as other public and SEC-registration exempt securities offerings and represented sponsors, acquirers and targets in various M&A and private equity transactions.

Steve is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.  He also advises and issues opinions relating to entities formed in the Marshall Islands and Liberia, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and general partnerships.

Steve is the author of numerous articles relating to mergers, acquisitions, securities law, Marshall Islands and Liberian law and disclosure requirements of public companies, and has taught a continuing legal education course in securities law.

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Experience Open

    • Advised Globus Maritime Limited on its transfer of the public listing of its shares from the Alternative Investment Market to NASDAQ, and on its follow-on offering of equity securities.
    • Advised Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC in its purchase of Series B Convertible Perpetual Preferred Shares from Euroseas Ltd.
    • Advised Global Ship Lease, Inc. and its parent company CMA CGM in Global Ship Lease’s acquisition by Marathon Acquisition Corp., through a merger valued at US$1 billion.
    • Advised an investment company in its joint venture to form a new shipping company.
    • Advised a fund acquiring a shipping company by way of equity purchase agreement, valued at approximately US$140 million.
    • Advised an asset management firm in its initial registration of securities, and the subsequent periodic filings, with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
    • Advised a mail order, retail and distribution pharmaceutical and medical supply company in its acquisition of a U.S. branch through a merger valued at more than US$130 million.
    • Advised Coal of Africa Limited, a coal mining and metals processing company listed on the AIM, ASX and JSE, in connection with raising £56.9 million to fund, among other things, the acquisition of NuCoal Mining (Proprietary) Limited.
    • Advised Silver Lake Resources Limited in its placing of shares, valued at approximately A$70 million.
    • Advised Sundance Resources Limited in two separate placings of shares, one valued at approximately A$60 million and the other at approximately A$40 million.

Education Open

  • 2005: Emory University School of Law, J.D. with honors
  • 2002: Binghamton University, State University of New York, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • A Guide to Due Diligence of Commercial Contracts, New York State Bar Association Journal, May 2011
  • Public Mining Company Disclosure: Common SEC Comments, Practical Law Company, October 2012
  • Entering the U.S. Capital Markets: A Brief Overview of Rule 144A and Regulation S WFW Briefing
  • Master Limited Partnerships for the Shipping and Offshore Industries WFW Briefing
  • Forming Entities in the Marshall Islands and Liberia: Some Key Considerations WFW Briefing
  • Speaker, Lloyds Alternative Ship Finance North America Conference “Sourcing private equity and hedge funds: Identifying and evaluating current sources of public equity”
  • Moderator, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “The Reopening of the Capital Markets for Shipping”
  • Moderator, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “Shipping and the Capital Markets”
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education course “Overview of Private Placements and Private Resales of Securities”
  • Panelist, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “MLPs as Growth Business & Capital Raising Vehicle”
  • Moderator, Capital Link Greek Shipping Forum “Shipping & The Non-Bank Debt Markets”
  • Speaker, LNG Shipping Conference “Master Limited Partnerships”
  • Speaker, “Going Public in the US – Practical Considerations for Shipping Companies”
  • Speaker, “Managing Your Shipping Joint Venture”

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Employment Record Open

  • 2014-present: Partner, Watson Farley & Williams, New York
  • 2009-2014: Associate then Counsel, Watson Farley & Williams, New York
  • 2006-2009: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • 2005-2006: Healy & Baillie, LLP

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