Aaron Seamon brings considerable capital formation and corporate governance expertise to clients in a variety of regulated industries. He has assumed leading roles in structuring and implementing numerous public offerings and private placements of equity, debt and hybrid securities, as well as through various government sponsored programs. In the past two years alone Aaron has represented clients in more than 30 public capital transactions totaling US$18 billion. He also has significant experience advising boards and special committees on a variety of governance and financial reporting matters.

    Aaron is a member of the firm's financial services and corporate practice groups, and co-leads its capital markets practice segment. He regularly advises companies in the insurance, utilities, information technology, chemicals and manufacturing industries on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters including securities law reporting and compliance issues, mergers, acquisitions and disposition transactions, and corporate governance matters.


    Aaron has been regularly included in Ohio Super Lawyers–Rising Stars, a listing of the top 2.5 percent of Ohio lawyers age 40 or under, or in practice for 10 years or less. Aaron’s volunteer activities include participating in the Columbus Bar Association’s Homeless Project and serving as a volunteer for the Childhood League of Columbus. He is a graduate of Leadership Columbus. 

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    • Actively representing numerous public and privately held boards of directors in all aspects of corporate governance, including with respect to board and committee structure, fiduciary duties, related party and transaction approvals.
    • Assisting multiple bank holding companies subject to the US government's Supervisory Capital Assessment Program with respect to capital formation matters including common stock offerings, debt issuances and related public and private exchange offer transactions, totaling more than US$3.8 billion.
    • Advising several leading money-center financial institutions in structuring ground-breaking issuances of hybrid securities totaling more than US$26 billion including the first such transaction approved by the Federal Reserve in December 2005.
    • Advising multiple regional banks in acquiring institutions out of FDIC receivership.
    • Advising leading financial institutions in structuring bank note programs, medium term note programs and commercial paper programs and related issuances in the United States, Europe and Canada.

    Education

    • University of Dayton, J.D., magna cum laude, Executive Editor, University of Dayton Law Review, 1999
    • Wittenberg University, B.A., 1996

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 1999

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    • Contributing author, Director’s Handbook: A Field Guide to 101 Situations Commonly Encountered in the Boardroom, ABA Business Law, 2017.
    • “Why BHCs should Focus on Capital,” Financial Services Law360 guest column, October 2010.
    • “Hybrid Securities: An Increasingly Popular Financing Tool,” Infrastructure, ABA Section of Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law, Vol. 46, No 4, Summer 2007. 

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