Francis R. Wheeler's practice includes corporate, securities and transactional matters, including public and private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, corporate governance and securities law disclosure and compliance. He has represented publicly and privately held companies, as well as board committees, in a broad range of industries.

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  • Warby Parker – Direct Listing 

  • Dutch Bros – $556.8 Million IPO 

  • Etsy – $1 Billion Convertible Senior Notes Offering 

  • Lyell Immunopharma – $425 Million IPO 

  • NVIDIA – $5 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes Offering 

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  • Harvard Law School
    JD, cum laude, 1977

  • Harvard Business School
    MBA, 1977

  • Weber State University
    BS, magna cum laude, 1973

Admissions & Credentials


New York

Media & Insight


  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A

    Best Lawyers in America: Corporate Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law

    Euromoney Expert Guides: Corporate Governance

    Colorado Super Lawyer: Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Corporate Finance