Christopher Douse's practice includes the representation of venture capital funds, investors in private equity transactions, start-up companies, and private and public companies in the mature stages of their growth cycle. Mr. Douse focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt offerings, including public securities offerings and private placements of convertible debt, preferred stock, common stock and warrants, corporate governance and other general business law matters. Mr. Douse's practice includes the representation of venture capital funds, investors in private equity transactions, start-up companies, and private and public companies in the mature stages of their growth cycle. Mr. Douse has particular experience in all aspects of public and private company representation, including extensive mergers and acquisitions experience for both publicly-traded and privately-held companies, public offerings, private placements, reporting obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, and general corporate matters, including public and private capital formation, strategic alliances and joint ventures, corporate and commercial agreements, executive and employee compensation issues, corporate governance and business law advice. He also practices in the areas of commercial finance and banking, including transactions involving vessel finance and general business, equipment and inventory finance, representing both borrowers and lenders. Mr. Douse also coordinates on a monthly basis a pro bono clinic known as the H.E.L.P. (Homeless Experience Legal Protection) Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee in conjunction with The Room In The Inn shelter and local area law firms.