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April Hamlin

Partner

4200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
T (612) 371-3522
F (612) 371-3207


April Hamlin practices corporate and securities law and provides general representation of both publicly and privately held companies.

April provides securities counsel to public companies in every area of need, including ’34 Act reporting and compliance, offering, M&A and strategic partnership activity, risk assessment and mitigation, equity and incentive compensation programs, stock exchange compliance, investor relations and shareholder communications, insider trading compliance, internal and disclosure controls, committee function and board best practices, and deregistration and delisting.

For privately held companies, April provides general legal representation, typically in the areas of entity selection, formation, shareholder/member agreements, and debt and equity financings.

She represents clients in various industries such as life sciences and medical device, technology consulting, information systems, consumer products, telecommunications, renewable energy, hospitality, and manufacturing.

Representative Experience
  • Counsel to public company in its divestiture of mature business unit, including securities and M&A advice, drafting of proxy statement (not reviewed by SEC), and post-divestiture reporting guidance
  • Securities counsel to public company in its tender offer to holders of underwater stock options
  • Negotiated settlement of proxy contest with activist shareholder on behalf of governance committee of public company
  • Counseled shareholder client regarding its Schedule 13D investment in a public company, proxy contest, and other related matters, and negotiated the appointment of the client to the public company board
  • Represented public company in $53 million transformative acquisition of a private company for cash and stock, including drafting and legal review of all external communications
  • Counsel to public company in its follow-on underwritten offering that was completed in 41 days from filing to closing, including drafting a Form S-1 that was not selected for review by the SEC
  • Counsel to cooperative in its successful no-action request to the SEC permitting the cooperative to terminate its ’34 Act reporting obligations
  • Securities counsel to public company in $566 million merger with multi-national healthcare company, including drafting proxy statement that was not selected for review by SEC
  • Drafted new “Compensation Discussion and Analysis” section of proxy statement for 2011 annual meeting of shareholders that was identified as an example of best practices by compensationstandards.com

Presentations
  • Co-chair, RR Donnelley SEC Hot Topics Institute, and moderator/panelist for "Comments on Comments: Review of SEC Comment Letters" (RR Donnelley), May 2013
  • “Securities Law and Business Act Update” (Minnesota Business Law Institute), May 2013
  • "How the Federal JOBS Act Affects Closely Held Businesses" (2013 Minnesota Closely Held Business Conference), January 2013
  • “Due Diligence: A Must for Financing & More” (The Collaborative’s Innovation Series), January 2012
  • "Review of Private Placement Principles in Capital Raising and M&A" (Lindquist & Vennum Business Law Webinar Series), November 2012 & November 2011
  • "The N&B (Nuts and Bolts) of M&A" (Lindquist & Vennum Business Law Webinar Series), June 2012 and May 2011
  • “Private Capital Formation" (The Minnesota Business Law Deskbook Seminar), July 2010
  • "Current Issues for the Corporate Secretary" (Minnesota Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar), November 2010
  • "Preparing for Your 2010 Annual Meeting of Shareholders" (Association of Corporate Counsel Webinar), 2010
  • Co-chair, SEC Accounting, Compliance & Legal Issues Update, and moderator/panelist for "Proxy Disclosure and Governance Update" (Bowne), 2010