Colin K. Harley Esq.

Bierce & Kenerson, P.C.
Harley, Colin

Colin Harley, who is Of Counsel to Bierce & Kenerson, P.C. in New York, has practiced corporate, international and finance law for 30 years. Mr. Harley handles a wide array of highly complex transactions with private and publicly held domestic and multinational enterprises involving electronics, information and high technology, robotics, manufacturing, biopharmaceuticals and heavy industry as well as providing general counsel services to a wide variety of commercial clients. He advises on structuring, filings and compliance under securities laws, including negotiating and obtaining private equity investments for startups and filing initial public offerings.

Mr. Harley has lectured and written on foreign direct investment in the U.S., regulation of foreign investment, securities law and the acquisition and sale of businesses.

He earned his B.A. from the University of Kansas, his M.P.A. from Princeton University and his J.D. from the New York University School of Law.

Mr. Harley is the author of Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 19-3rd, The Sale of Corporate Control. The title is also available as part of the Bloomberg BNA Securities Practice Portfolio Series (No. 344).  This portfolio volume analyzes the transfer for consideration of the control block of corporate voting securities and the subsequent vesting of control of the new owner. The portfolio deals with the determination as to when control has been sold and the limitations imposed on the transfer of control. A discussion of the receipt of a premium for the sale of the control block of shares, the prohibition of the sale of corporate offices, and the factors affecting the sale of control prefaces an examination of the aftereffects of the sale. Additionally, the portfolio considers post-transfer requirements and theories of liability for the unlawful transfer of control and includes a discussion applying the legal theories discussed therein to specific hypothetical fact situations involving the sale of corporate control.