Mr. Parker is a partner in the firm’s corporate/securities and international practice. He has a broad experience in representing public and private companies in North America, Latin America, the European Union, Asia (with particular experience in The People’s Republic of China) and Australia. Mr. Parker also represents private equity firms, and their portfolio clients’, hedge funds, venture capital funds and entrepreneurs in diverse legal matters with a particular emphasis on initial public offerings, secondary offerings, SEC filings, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, mergers and acquisitions, reverse merger transactions, private placements, secured lending, antitrust, employment issues, licensing and leasing agreements, distribution agreements, and joint ventures. The industries in which Mr. Parker has significant involvement include, telecommunications, manufacturing, shipping, internet based services, alternative energy, tobacco, software, government contracting, biotech and beverages.
His experience includes representation of corporations, partnerships and joint ventures, asset and stock acquisitions and dispositions, employment issues, commercial lending, security agreements, guaranties, mortgages, loan agreements, mergers, compliance, antitrust, patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing and leasing agreements, reorganizations, director and officer representation, distribution agreements, due diligence, environmental counseling, franchising, private placements, public offerings and proxy contests.
Mr. Parker practiced as a certified public accountant with Coopers & Lybrand. In addition, he served as in-house counsel for Storer Communications and General Counsel for Burnup & Sims.