People: Blake Hornick, Partner

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Blake Hornick

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-3338
Fax: (212) 218-5526
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Blake Hornick, Chair of the national Capital Markets group, is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP concentrating his practice on federal securities laws and merger and acquisition transactions.  Mr. Hornick has over 30 years of experience in securities law and is also a frequent author and speaker on securities and capital markets regulatory issues.

Mr. Hornick represents public and private companies in corporate governance matters and in all aspects of securities work in the federal 1933 and 1934 Acts, ranging from registered direct transactions, confidentially marketed underwritten offerings, conventional follow-on underwritten offerings, PIPEs, and other private placements and IPOs, from both the issuer and underwriter side, to the filing of periodic and current reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He currently represents a major office REIT in the Northeast in all of its securities work and is a member of the NAREIT SEC Subcommittee.  Mr. Hornick has also co-chaired the NACD REIT roundtable from 2010-2011.

Mr. Hornick’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes representing corporate, private equity, and venture capital buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisition and dispositions, as well as partnership, stockholder, employment and joint venture arrangements related thereto. 

Blake Hornick, Chair of the national Capital Markets group, is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP concentrating his practice on federal securities laws and merger and acquisition transactions.  Mr. Hornick has over 30 years of experience in securities law and is also a frequent author and speaker on securities and capital markets regulatory issues.

Mr. Hornick represents public and private companies in corporate governance matters and in all aspects of securities work in the federal 1933 and 1934 Acts, ranging from registered direct transactions, confidentially marketed underwritten offerings, conventional follow-on underwritten offerings, PIPEs, and other private placements and IPOs, from both the issuer and underwriter side, to the filing of periodic and current reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  He currently represents a major office REIT in the Northeast in all of its securities work and is a member of the NAREIT SEC Subcommittee.  Mr. Hornick has also co-chaired the NACD REIT roundtable from 2010-2011.

Mr. Hornick’s mergers and acquisitions practice includes representing corporate, private equity, and venture capital buyers and sellers in stock and asset acquisition and dispositions, as well as partnership, stockholder, employment and joint venture arrangements related thereto. 

Education

  • J.D., Boston College Law School (1980)
    Law Review
    Order of the Coif
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1977)
    cum laude
  • The Lawrenceville School, Diploma with Academic Distinction (1973)

Admissions

  • New York

Affiliations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (SEC Subcommittee)
  • Association for Corporate Growth

Representative Engagements

Represented Mack–Cali Realty Corporation in the following transactions:

  • a $300 million underwritten public offering of 4.50% senior unsecured 10 year notes with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup and J.P. Morgan as joint book-running managers in April 2012; 
  • a $250 million underwritten public offering of 7.75% senior unsecured 10 year notes with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, and JP Morgan as joint book-running managers in August 2009; 
  • a $237 million underwritten public offering of common stock with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan as joint book-running managers in February 2011; and 
  • a $287.5 million underwritten public offering of common stock with Merrill Lynch & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities, and J.P. Morgan as joint book-running managers in May 2009.

 

Represented Celsion Corporation in the following transactions:

  • a private placement of 3,218,612 shares of stock and warrants to select institutional investors and certain participating insiders;
  • a registered direct offering of $5 million of convertible preferred stock and common stock warrants in addition to negotiating an amendment with a license partner to accelerate the payment to Celsion of $4 million in payments for an aggregate of $9 million in working capital; and
  • a registered direct offering of $7.1 million.  

 

Represented Nanosphere, Inc. in the following transactions:

  • a $28.9 million underwritten public offering of common stock with Piper Jaffray & Co. as sole book-running manager and Roth Capital Partners as co-manager in July 2012; 
  • a $32.5 million underwritten public offering  of common stock with Piper Jaffray  & Co. as the sole book-running manager and Roth Capital Partners as co-manager  in May 2011; and
  • a $35.3 million underwritten public offering  of common stock with Piper Jaffray  & Co. as the sole book-running manager in October 2009.
     

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, "SEC’s Crowdfunding rules," Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (November 13, 2013)
  • “ACG New York Capital Markets Forum: The New Normal - Credit Crisis Redux,” presented by ACG, (October 2011)
  • “Directorship REIT Roundtable Seminar,” presented by NACD, (July 2011)
  • “Directorship REIT Roundtable Seminar,” presented by NACD, (November 2010)
  • “Listing Options in Troubled Markets,” presented by SMH Capital, Webinar (March 2009)
  • “State of the Capital Markets Seminar,” presented by ACG, (2008 - 2010)

Publications