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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  • Structure Therapeutics – $185.3 Million IPO 

  • Fenbi – HK$198 Million IPO 

  • STAR CM – HK$390 Million IPO 

  • Redpoint Ventures Closes Ninth Early-Stage Fund With $650 Million 

  • Cytokinetics – $450 Million Convertible Senior 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


  • American Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Chambers USA: Corporate/M&A; Senior Statespeople in Corporate/M&A (Colorado) (2022)

    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