NEW YORK, January 17, 2013Hand Baldachin & Amburgey (HBA) announced today that corporate and securities lawyer Stuart Nayman has joined the firm as Partner. Mr. Nayman had been a partner at WilmerHale in New York since 2002, and before that he was an associate in the Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets groups at Shearman & Sterling.

Mr. Nayman has extensive experience representing clients in the biotechnology and life sciences industries, as well as those operating in the technology, retail and apparel, financial services and transportation sectors. His practice focuses on private and public company counseling; mergers and acquisitions; venture capital and private equity transactions; and private and public securities offerings. He has completed more than 20 initial public offerings, as well as multiple follow-on equity offerings, registered direct offerings, PIPE transactions, convertible and non-convertible debt offerings, and liability management transactions.

Mr. Nayman, a Canadian, is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He completed one year at the prestigious Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott prior to moving to New York. Mr. Nayman is expected to bolster HBA’s Canada-US cross-border practice.

“We are thrilled to have Stuart join the firm,” said HBA Founding Partner Alan Baldachin. “His securities law and public markets expertise adds depth to our corporate team, which is recognized for providing sophisticated service in a boutique setting. In addition, Stuart’s experience brings an added compatibility to our firm’s significant base of Canada-US transactional work. We now have a new level of depth in our service offerings for Canadian clients doing business in the United States.”

“I am extremely excited to become part of the HBA team,” said Nayman. “The firm has created an ideal platform from which to provide high-end corporate service, while at the same time maintaining a commitment to individualized service. Our clients get the best of big-firm knowledge and boutique responsiveness.”

Mr. Nayman is admitted to practice in New York. He earned his JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction.

About Hand Baldachin & Amburgey LLP

Hand Baldachin & Amburgey LLP (HBA) is a boutique law firm working with businesses in all aspects of their corporate life, including formation and day-to-day business matters, capital raising and restructuring, mergers and acquisitions and other strategic transactions, litigations and arbitrations, compensation and benefits matters, and intellectual property. Firm clients operate in many industries, including media, sports and entertainment, fashion and lifestyle brands, publishing, technology, and health care.