Art counsels publicly and closely-held corporations on securities, capital markets and general corporate issues that affect their businesses. He serves as chair of the firm’s Securities and Capital Markets group.
Art’s practice focuses on the representation of public company clients and investment banks with respect to capital raising activities, corporate governance matters and merger and acquisition transactions. He has substantial experience in representing issuers and underwriters in public equity and debt offerings, including initial public offerings and 144A offerings, as well as tender offers and exchange offers. He routinely assists public company clients in preparing Securities and Exchange Commission filings, such as Form 10-Ks, Form 10-Qs and proxy statements. Art also advises public companies and their boards with respect to corporate governance and executive compensation matters, and provides counsel on fiduciary duties and a variety of federal securities law compliance issues.
Prior to practicing law, Art worked as a corporate relationship officer for two money center banks and served as the manager of corporate development for a large energy company.
A member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Art is a frequent speaker on a variety of securities and corporate governance topics. He recently chaired a panel at the 16th annual RR Donnelly SEC Hot Topics Institute.
Art was previously an associate with the law firms of Vinson & Elkins LLP and Jones Day. He joined Calfee in 1996 and became a partner in 2003. He serves as chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Executive Committee.