I contribute my intelligence and professionalism to every client matter in an effort to enable clients to achieve their objectives. Clients benefit from both my decades of experience and my diligence in staying current on new developments or strategies that might help them.
Corporate and securities lawyer Guy Lander represents numerous international and U.S.-based companies and financial institutions in a broad range of transactions. Every year, he handles scores of matters related to capital markets, including domestic and overseas public and private offerings of debt and equity, Rule 144A placements, Regulation S cross-border offerings, MJDS offerings, listing companies on U.S. exchanges, as well as tender and exchange offers, mergers, and acquisitions. Guy also works on matters related to securities, cross-border deals, financial services, investment funds, broker dealers, and cannabis issues, among others.
Guy’s clients include many organizations based in the U.S. and abroad, including the UK and its commonwealth countries, with a particular emphasis on cross-border work with Canada.
A trusted advisor, Guy provides corporate governance and other advice to a wide variety of companies and financial institutions.
He also devotes a significant part of his practice to regulatory matters for U.S. and international securities brokerage firms, investment advisers, and hedge funds, helping them navigate the issues that arise in such matters as registration, structuring, documentation, compliance, business activities, and significant transactions.
Guy is the prolific author of four books on securities law: the highly regarded treatise U.S. Securities Law for International Financial Transactions and Capital Markets, 3 Vols., West Group; What is Sarbanes-Oxley, McGraw Hill; U.S. Securities Regulation: All You Need to Know About Going Public, Listing, Reporting and Private Placements, Institutional Investor-Euromoney Books; Resales of Restricted Securities Under SEC Rules 144 and 144A, BNA Corporate Practice Series, as well as numerous articles for legal and securities industry journals.
Over the course of his career Guy has played a significant role in changing and influencing the U.S. securities laws. He represented InfrarRed Associates, which obtained a no-action letter that led to the creation of Regulation S (for cross-border offerings). In addition, he was a member of the ABA task forces that worked on the development of Regulation S, Rule 144A (enabling underwritten private placements) and drafted Rule 15a-6 (regulating non-U.S. broker dealers). He also obtained an amendment to Rule 13d-1 (enabling non-U.S. financial institutions to file Schedule 13G) and an SEC interpretation clarifying the resale rules of Regulation S among others.
Guy served as the Chairman of the Committee on Securities Regulation of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA); Chairman of the Section on Business Law of the NYSBA; and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Disclosure and Continuous Reporting of the Committee on Federal Regulation of Securities of the American Bar Association (ABA).
When he was still in law school, Guy and a partner started the company The Legal Research Group, Inc., which they ran for a few years, providing legal research to lawyers and law firms across the country.