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Stephen M. Nicolai

Senior Associate
Philadelphia

Stephen M. Nicolai

As a senior associate in our Corporate Practice Group, Stephen Nicolai uses a practical, business-minded approach to counsel both public and private companies on issues that arise in securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, securities law compliance, and corporate governance matters.

Stephen has a well-rounded corporate practice and experience with public and private M&A transactions, debt and equity financings, and a broad range of legal matters, including governance, fiduciary duties, and organizational matters. He advises clients across several industries, with a focus and a passion for the life sciences.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Stephen worked as an associate for another large law firm in Philadelphia, where he advised clients on a range of corporate and securities matters. While in law school at Villanova University School of Law, Stephen served as the Managing Editor of Operations of the Villanova Law Review.

Representative Experience

Represented a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company in its US$80m initial public offering of common stock through a syndicate of underwriters led by Jefferies and Piper Jaffray.*

Represented a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in its US$40m at-the-market equity program led by Cowen and Company.*

Represented a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in a US$225m public offering of common stock through a syndicate of underwriters led by J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs.*

Regularly advises public companies on a range of corporate governance and securities matters, including fiduciary duties, periodic reports, Section 16 compliance, annual meetings and proxy statements.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions

Education

  • J.D., magna cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 2011
  • B.A., summa cum laude, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Memberships

  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member, Young Professionals Network of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
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