16 May 20213 minute read

Three DLA Piper partners named to The Deal Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021 list

DLA Piper is pleased to announce that Corporate partners Stephen Alicanti, Forrest Neal and Patrick O’Malley have been named to The Deal Top Rising Stars: Class of 2021 list highlighting “exemplary new M&A-focused partners at top US law firms.” All three attorneys were promoted to partner in April 2020.

In his practice, Alicanti focuses on the representation of issuers and underwriters in a broad range of domestic and international capital markets transactions. These transactions include registered offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities. He has extensive experience representing issuers, investment banks and investors in transactions involving special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs. In addition, he regularly advises clients regarding SEC reporting and disclosure requirements and corporate governance matters.

Neal is a corporate and private equity lawyer focused on representing US-based private equity firms and their portfolio companies in connection with M&A transactions and general corporate matters. He also regularly represents global corporations in connection with their US transactions and represents privately-owned US businesses in preparation for sale to private equity firms and other institutional investors.

O’Malley focuses his practice on representing issuers and investment banks in capital markets transactions, and regularly advises clients listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market, NYSE and NYSE American, as well as international exchanges. He principally represents established and emerging life sciences, biotech, medical device, and technology companies, providing guidance on a range of matters, including corporate governance, SEC periodic and current reporting, proxy statements, and related corporate and disclosure advice. In addition, he represents both selling companies and acquirers in merger and acquisition transactions, primarily representing public clients and private clients merging into public shell companies.