Julia Tosi focuses her practice on public and private capital markets transactions and on a broad range of nontransactional securities and corporate governance matters. She handles complex US public company securities transactions and has completed approximately US$11.8 billion in capital raising transactions for clients since the beginning of 2017. She counsels clients on securities law reporting, compliance and disclosure issues, shareholder meeting matters, stock exchange listing requirements, corporate governance, board matters, and executive and equity compensation. Her practice also includes general corporate and business counseling and advising clients on other strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and joint ventures.

    Julia advises clients in a variety of industries, including utilities and energy companies, entertainment and leisure companies, diversified industrial and manufacturing companies and financial services clients.

    Julia has been recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers – Rising Stars, a listing of peer-selected top up-and-coming lawyers in Ohio, since 2013. She serves on the Board of Directors of City Year Cleveland.

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    • Representing a publicly traded, clean energy limited partnership and its operating partnership in a series of recapitalization transactions that included a US$550 million private placement of convertible preferred units, a US$300 million private placement of convertible senior notes and a US$1.1 billion, multi-tranche private placement of senior unsecured notes.
    • Representing an energy company and its parent guarantor in public and private offerings of over US$6 billion of debt securities, including fixed and floating rate debt, senior and subordinated debt and a remarketing of previously-issued debt.
    • Representing a rate-regulated electric utility in multiple public offerings of US$2.2 billion of mortgage bonds and approximately US$844 million of unsecured floating rate notes.
    • Representing the underwriters in multiple public offerings of senior debt securities by an NYSE-listed global manufacturer of industrial and consumer coatings, sealants and other specialty chemical products, with a total aggregate principal amount of US$2.2 billion.
    • Representing an NYSE-listed bank-based financial services company in a US$1.15 billion preferred stock offering.
    • Representing an NYSE-listed global specialty chemicals company in connection with the private issuance of US$650 million of senior notes.
    • Counseling an NYSE-listed bank-based financial services company in connection with establishing a medium-term notes program and in connection with the public offering of US$800 million in debt securities under the program.
    • Representing a Nasdaq-listed Europe-based global information technology company in its acquisition by a French public company, via tender offer, in a transaction valued at approximately US$2 billion.
    • Representing an NYSE-listed global specialty chemicals company in connection with financing a US$3.3 billion acquisition.
    • Advising public company clients in connection with SEC reports and proxy solicitations, including counseling clients on financial reporting matters, executive compensation disclosures, annual meeting matters, shareholder proposals, governance and investor-related considerations, disclosure processes, insider reporting obligations and SEC comment letter responses.
    • Counseling public companies on SEC disclosure, registration and stock exchange listing matters in connection with adopting equity-based compensation plans, on executive and director compensation plan award agreements and administration matters and on executive employment agreements.
    • Advising an NYSE-listed bank-based financial services company with respect to its universal shelf registration of debt, equity and other securities including capital securities of co-registrant trusts, and in connection with the formation of such trusts.
    • Representing a privately held US-based company with respect to US legal matters in connection with its merger with a company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

    Education

    • The Ohio State University, J.D., Order of the Coif, 2005
    • University of Dayton, B.S./B.A., summa cum laude, 2002

    Admissions

    • Ohio, 2005

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