F. Reid Avett
Womble Bond Dickinson
Reid is a practical, results-oriented attorney with significant business background and over 15 years of creative problem-solving experience in corporate matters. He acts as outside general counsel to public and private companies and their boards of directors in connection with general corporate governance and compliance, board and stockholder meetings, stockholder activism and engagement, shareholder proposal and proxy matters, corporate minutes, stock option plans and restricted stock agreements, poison pill plans, employment agreements, license agreements, joint venture agreements, consulting agreements and indemnification agreements.
Reid has significant experience representing corporate issuers and underwriters in securities transactions that include registered public equity and debt financings (IPO, primary debt, follow-on, shelf, debt exchange offers), PIPE transactions, and traditional private placements. He also counsels and represents public companies in connection with initial and continued listing on NASDAQ and NYSE and regulatory compliance, including reviewing, drafting, and filing required periodic filings (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K and Proxy Statements) and beneficial ownership statements under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Schedules 13D and 13G; Forms 3, 4 and 5).
In addition, Reid has a long track record advising clients on communications law issues with a particular emphasis on noncommercial broadcasters. He handles a full range of FCC regulatory, transactional and related business issues for his clients in this area, which include nonprofit media companies, public broadcasters and those engaged in educational telecommunications.