C. Spencer Johnson specializes in public and private capital raising transactions and the related investment of capital. As a partner in our Capital Markets practice with a focus on financial institutions, Spencer counsels private equity funds and their sponsors, investment banks, and corporate clients in these transactions.
With deep experience in complex capital formation, Spencer works with clients to implement transaction structures that meet strategic business objectives. These objectives often mandate implementing capital structures that are tailored to client-specific needs while also providing flexibility for the widest array of potential investors globally.
Spencer routinely works with clients on funds formation, sponsor formation, and strategic alliances/joint ventures. He also counsels clients in public capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings, “at-the-market” offerings and follow-on offerings.
After capital formation, Spencer works with his clients to put their capital to work. Spencer advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, asset transactions, secondary transactions and other acquisitions-focused transactions.
His practice includes acquisitions transactions for public and private companies with both domestic and cross-border elements. Spencer has been recognized as a Leading Practitioner in Chambers USA for REITs and in Legal 500 U.S. in the M&A/Corporate and Commercial—M&A Middle Market category.
Spencer also routinely advises clients on compliance and regulatory issues relating to corporate governance, Advisers Act status, Investment Company Act matters, broker-dealer matters and securities regulation.
Spencer’s practice has a particular emphasis in the real estate, infrastructure and energy industries. He leads the firm’s real estate investment trust and financial technology industry teams. The firm’s REIT practice is industry-ranked by Chambers.
Spencer is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts as well as a designated firm representative for the Pension Real Estate Association.
- J.D., Emory University
- B.S., University of Central Florida
- Board of Advisors, Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl hosting the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship
- State Bar of Georgia
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