Mr. Ralston practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions, and banking. He has significant experience representing financial institutions and other companies in general corporate and transactional matters. He also advises public companies on compliance and disclosure issues under the federal securities laws. His mergers and acquisitions practice includes structuring, negotiating and documenting transactions, as well as assisting clients in complying with the federal Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.
Mr. Ralston serves as outside corporate counsel to a number of public and private companies in various industries, particularly community banking and manufacturing. In this role, he assists these companies with a wide range of corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, compliance with federal and state securities laws, SRO regulations, and corporate finance. He also advises these companies on corporate governance, commercial contracts, joint venture and similar arrangements, compensation matters, and related issues.