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Katherine A. Beck concentrates her practice on corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments. Katherine has deep experience in capital markets transactions, including public and private offerings of equity and debt securities. She regularly advises public companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as on compliance with SEC reporting requirements, stock exchange listing rules, and general corporate matters.

Concentrations

  • Securities law
  • Public offerings
  • Private equity 
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Venture capital and private placements
  • Corporate law

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represents issuers, selling stockholders, and underwriters in public offerings and private placements of equity and debt securities.
  • Represents public companies with respect to securities law compliance, governance, director fiduciary duties, and general corporate matters.
  • Represents buyers and sellers in merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Represented private companies, including emerging growth companies, in connection with corporate formation and structure, business plan development, private placement memorandum drafting, and venture capital financing.
  • Represents private equity and venture capital funds with respect to portfolio company investments.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southwest Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2013-2018
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law, 2022
  • Past Volunteer, Phoenix Children's Hospital
  • Past Board Member, NPH USA Southwest Region
  • Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2008
    • Business Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • B.S., with distinction, Iowa State University, 2005
Admissions
  • Arizona