Hannah Thompson Frank

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Education
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, JD, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor, University of Pittsburgh Law Review, 1996
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, History, 1988
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  • Pennsylvania

Hannah has a broad range of experience in securities and corporate law. She represents clients on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and financing transactions.

On behalf of publicly held companies, Hannah has also handled equity and debt securities offerings, tender offers, exchange offers, complex recapitalizations and consent solicitations. She also advises corporate secretaries, boards of directors and general counsel on reporting requirements under federal securities law, listing requirements for public exchanges, and other corporate governance matters.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Hannah practiced corporate and securities law as shareholder and partner for two large Pittsburgh-based law firms. She also served as assistant press secretary for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter before attaining her law degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Hannah was listed in the 2015 Best Lawyers in America for mergers and acquisitions law.

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Hanna Frank
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Securities Matters:

Advised holder of significant interest in publicly traded coal master limited partnership on various securities matters relating to acquisition and ownership of partnership interests.

Represented publicly held community bank being acquired by another publicly held community bank.

Represented 3D printing company in establishing a $50 million at-the-market offering program.

Represented 3D printing company in sale of 1.4 million shares of its common stock in registered direct offering.

Served as Pennsylvania counsel to master limited partnership in connection with its initial public offering and multiple follow on offerings of common partnership units and $500 million of Senior Notes due 2024.

Represented 3D printing company and certain of selling stockholders in public offering of 3,054,400 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $62.00 per share.

Represented an integrated natural gas company in a public offering of $750 million 4.875% Senior Notes due 2021 (Pennsylvania counsel).

Represented U.S. coal company in a consent solicitation with respect to various Senior Notes with a principal value in excess of $4 billion.

Represented an independent oil & gas exploration and production company in a private placement of $60 million of subordinated convertible notes.

Represented a Fortune 1000 manufacturing company in public offerings of $300 million 3.875% Senior Notes due 2022 and $400 million 2.650% Senior Notes due 2015.

Represented a public industrial chemical manufacturing company in 144A offering of $300 million 7.875% Senior Notes due 2019 with subsequent Exxon A/B exchange.

Represented public manufacturing company in tender offer for $189.5 million of 9 7/8% Senior Discount Notes due 2014.

Represented a public industrial chemical manufacturing company in a Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 of $350 million of equity and debt securities for manufacturing company.

Represented 3D printing company in a Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 of $150 million of equity and debt securities.

Represented holder of significant interest in publicly traded coal master limited partnership on the partnership’s Shelf Registration Statement on Form S-3 of equity and debt securities.

Represented several public companies (including multiple master limited partnerships) in a wide range of industries in the preparation of their periodic and annual disclosure documents and on other various securities matters.

Transactional Matters:

Represented 3D printing company in acquisitions and other investments in assets and technology in the U.S. and Europe.

Assisted publicly held coal company in various capital matters relating to sale of multiple coal mines and related assets to privately held competitor.

Assisted an independent oil & gas exploration and production company in a $100 million equity investment by a private equity fund.

Represented a public manufacturing company in multiple acquisitions of U.S., Canadian and European assets and companies over a four year period totaling purchase price of more than $600 million.

Represented a public European manufacturer and marketing of imaging equipment in its acquisition of a U.S. public company through an equity tender offer for more than $600 million.

Represented financial institutions in connection with various acquisitions (stock and asset) and related registration of shares paid as consideration to sellers in transactions.

Assisted a publicly traded financial institution in connection with its "top hat" merger with another publicly traded financial institution.

Assisted a diversified financial services institution in connection with the sale of its retail bank.

Assisted a financial institution in various joint ventures.

Represented a public European manufacturer and marketer of imaging equipment in the sale to another European company of a U.S. based division for $29 million.

Represented a public manufacturing company in the sale of its PA facility to a public Indian company for $160 million.

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Mergers and Acquisitions, Woodward/White, Inc., 2012-2017
Speaker, "Virtual Annual Meetings" and "2017 Annual Reporting Considerations," SEC Compliance and Disclosure Update, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, November 29, 2016
Speaker, "Updating Proxy Disclosures for 2016," "Shareholder Proposals Proxy" and "Advisory Firm Updates," Hot Topics for the 2016 Proxy/Annual Reporting Season, McGuireWoods LLP SEC Practice Complimentary Webinar Series, November 17, 2015