Howard is the leader of Sullivan's Capital Markets Group. He specializes in counseling both public and private companies involved in equity and debt financings and ongoing corporate governance and disclosure matters, stock exchange listing standards and Sarbanes-Oxley Act and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. He also advises Israeli and other international companies that seek to have their securities traded in the United States, as well as real estate investment trusts that engage in securities offerings and governance initiatives. In addition, Howard works with clients on mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and general corporate matters. He has written articles and spoken on many topics including Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank and a range of securities law issues impacting U.S. and foreign companies. He is also the editor of The SEC Pulse, a blog that provides updates and commentary from our Capital Markets Group on issues affecting publicly traded and privately owned businesses, investment banks and foreign companies who trade or raise capital in the United States, and boards of directors and company officers in securities transactions and corporate governance matters. 

Representative Client Work

  • $480 million initial public offering in the logistics REIT industry
  • $300 million public preferred equity offering in the hotel REIT industry
  • $400 million public senior note offering in the office REIT industry
  • $400 million public common equity offering in the senior living facility REIT industry
  • Initial public offering of ADSs of a stem cell company in the biotech industry
  • Public ordinary shares offering of an Israeli company in the hi-tech industry
  • Representation of a foreign software company in the acquisition and going private transaction involving a public U.S. software company
  • $150 million 144A offering and A/B exchange in the information storage and protection industry
  • Served as Senior Corporate Counsel for Stream International, Inc., a provider of CRM and technical support services
  • Design of governance charters, policies and procedures for senior living services company
  • Switch of Nasdaq listed financial services company to listing on NYSE
  • $1.6 billion acquisition of an information storage and protection services company in public stock for stock transaction
  • Initial public offering of a transportation company

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


  • J.D., summa cum laude, Boston College Law School
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Pennsylvania

Community Engagement

  • American, Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations
  • Co-Chair, BBA Securities Law Committee, Boston Bar Association, 2006-2008
  • Director, Massachusetts Council on Economic Education

Awards & Honors

  • Best Lawyers in America (2016-2019)
  • Client Choice Guide – USA & Canada 2014, Capital Markets
  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2008, 2014, 2016-2017, 2019)
  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2006-2008, 2010)

Seminars & Presentations



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