Joel T. May

Joel May practices in the areas of securities law, capital markets, corporate governance, and general corporate law. He has spent time practicing in Chicago and Atlanta and has significant experience representing public and private companies and underwriters in a variety of transactions, including public and private securities offerings, restructurings, tender offers, joint ventures, strategic alliances, and other M&A transactions. In addition to his transactional work, he serves as outside securities counsel to a number of public companies, counseling clients and boards of directors and their committees on a broad range of corporate governance and compliance matters, including Sarbanes-Oxley, executive compensation, fiduciary duties, communications with the public markets, shareholder activism, and related issues.

Joel has represented clients in many different industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, chemical products, real estate, energy, e-commerce, telecommunications, and information management. He recently worked on transactions and representations involving Asbury Automotive Group, Axiall Corporation, Flowers Foods, Kraft Foods, Milliken & Company, Newell Rubbermaid, Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, Rayonier, RLJ Lodging Trust, Stepan Company, U.S. Bank, and Woodward. [1]