Gerald J. Guarcini is Co-Practice Leader of Ballard Spahr's Securities and Capital Markets Group. His experience encompasses general corporate and securities law, covering business acquisitions and mergers, private equity, and venture capital transactions. Jerry’s securities work focuses on all types of securities offerings of debt and equity to initial public offerings, tender offers, and private investments in public equity (PIPEs).
Jerry regularly counsels public companies, including their boards of directors and board committees, on securities transactions, corporate governance matters, fiduciary duties, and disclosure and compliance issues, including obligations under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act, as well as stock exchange listing requirements.
- Has served as primary securities counsel for an NYSE-listed designer and manufacturer of aircraft and aerospace components and systems since its initial public offering in 1996, handling periodic securities filings and numerous public and private (Rule 144A) offerings of equity and debt securities, including registered exchange offers and public block trades
- Served as primary securities counsel for a publicly traded designer and manufacturer of security products, recently completing a registered rights offering
- Has extensive experience in public company mergers and acquisitions in buy-side and sell-side transactions, including transactions in the aircraft and aerospace, office products, insurance, REIT, and gold mining industries
Philadelphia Bar Association, Business Law Section
Recognition & Accomplishments
Chambers USA, corporate/M&A and securities law, 2010-2013
The Best Lawyers in America, securities/capital markets law, securities regulation, 2008-2021; "Lawyer of the Year," securities regulation (Philadelphia), 2019; securities/capital markets law (Philadelphia), 2021
Named "Highly Regarded—Pennsylvania" by IFLR 1000 for capital markets: debt and capital markets: equity, 2018-2020
Board Memberships & Community Service
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial (former)
Villanova University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1987)
Member, Villanova Law Review; Member, Order of the Coif
Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania (B.S. 1982)