Lake’s practice focuses on securities law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate law.
Lake has significant experience representing clients on a variety of securities law matters, with a focus on advising public company clients on ongoing reporting and disclosure requirements under the U.S. securities laws. In addition, he advises clients on public and private securities offerings of both equity and debt, tender offers and exchange offers. Lake’s practice also includes representing clients in connection with corporate governance matters, NYSE and NASDAQ matters, and mergers and acquisitions.
Lake previously served as Chair of the Virginia Bar Association’s Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Organizations.
Advised a wide variety of public company clients on disclosure obligations under and compliance with the U.S. securities laws.
Advised clients on corporate governance matters and compliance under the Dodd-Frank Act, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, NYSE rules and NASDAQ rules.
Advised Fortune 150 consumer products company in public debt offerings totaling over $45.0 billion and debt tender offers totaling over $10.0 billion.
Advised a Fortune 50 home improvement retailer in public debt offerings totaling $3.3 billion.
Advised a Fortune 50 automobile company in public debt offerings totaling $2.0 billion.
Advised a publicly traded purchaser and collector of nonperforming loans in a Rule 144A/Reg. S offering of $345.0 million of convertible notes and Rule 144A/Reg. S high-yield debt offerings totaling $650.0 million.
Advised a publicly traded diversified, global manufacturer of highly engineered products in a public debt offerings totaling $850.0 million.
Advised a publicly traded energy company in series of 144A/Reg. S debt offerings.
Advised a publicly traded energy company in debt restructuring, including tender offers and exchange offers for outstanding debt.
Advised a publicly traded bank holding company in its initial capital raise and follow-on offering.
Listed for Capital Markets: Equity Offerings, Legal 500 United States, 2018
Member, Virginia State Bar
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Virginia Bar Association
Former Chairman, Virginia Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Committee on Business Organizations