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Lloyd S. Harmetz

Lloyd S. Harmetz

Morrison & Foerster LLP

New York, NY, USA

Lloyd Harmetz focuses on securities offerings and other corporate transactions for U.S. and non-U.S. companies. His experience includes public offerings, private placements and PIPEs offerings of equity and debt securities, in which he represents both issuers and underwriters.

Mr. Harmetz's practice focuses on securities offerings by financial institutions, including investment grade securities and structured products linked to equities, commodities, interest rates and other underlying assets. His practice also specializes in structuring continuous offering programs that are registered under the Securities Act, or that are exempt from registration under Regulation S, Rule 144A and Section 3(a)(2) of the Securities Act.

Many of the transactions in which Mr. Harmetz has participated have involved companies in technology-driven industries, such as internet infrastructure and content, computer software development, life sciences, medical care products and telecommunications. His counseling practice includes advice with respect to all aspects of the U.S. securities laws, corporate governance and other corporate matters.

Mr. Harmetz is co-author of Considerations for Foreign Banks Financing in the US, published by International Financial Law Review (2012).

Mr. Harmetz previously was based in Morrison & Foerster's Tokyo and Hong Kong offices, and between October 1998 and May 1999, he was seconded to the firm of Fischer, Behar, Chen & Co., in Tel Aviv, Israel.


  • University at Albany, State University of New York (B.A., 1990)
  • Columbia Law School (J.D., 1993)

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