Tara Guarneri-Ferrara is counsel in Herrick's corporate department and focuses her practice in the areas of securities, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
Tara advises both issuers and investment bankers in private placements of equity and debt securities as well as in initial and follow-on public offerings. Tara has experience in advising clients on every phase of a private equity’s life cycle including formation, investments, initiatives, buyouts, financing and the purchase and sale of private equity interests. She has counseled both companies and individuals as well as independent private equity firms and divisions of major financial institutions. She has also represented funds and fund managers, advisers and investors in the structuring of funds and in investment transaction to maximize flexibility in capital raising and correspondent opportunities. She represents issuers in the filing of registration statements and in complying with their ongoing SEC reporting requirements, and provides general corporate representation, including the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, consulting agreements, shareholder agreements and escrow agreements.
Tara was named as a New York Metro Rising Star from 2014 to 2020 by Super Lawyers, an honor reserved for no more than two and one-half percent of the lawyers in the New York Metro area.