Catherine Bowman founded The Bowman Law Firm in April 2008 in order to conduct due diligence on public and private securities offerings ranging in size to several billion dollars on behalf of independent broker/dealers, investment advisors and other financial professionals. Ms. Bowman also provides consulting on broker/dealer regulatory and compliance matters; researching ’33 Act and ’34 Act laws and regulations, broker/dealer regulations and state securities laws and regulations; contract negotiation and drafting; as well as providing expert witness services.
Prior to founding The Bowman Law Firm, Ms. Bowman was Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Vice President and Corporate Counsel for CNL Securities Corp., overseeing the compliance and due diligence departments of CNL’s managing dealer of private and public offerings. Earlier in her career at CNL, Ms. Bowman also oversaw the REIT offering document filing process.
Ms. Bowman started her law career almost 20 years ago at Gray, Harris & Robinson, P.A. focusing on corporate and securities law practice for publicly held and privately held clients.
Ms. Bowman received her J.D. from Washington & Lee University School of Law and her BSBA in Economics from the University of Florida. She is a member of the American Bar Association, has been admitted to the US Supreme Court, an alumnus of Leadership Orlando (Class 52) and Outward Bound and has obtained her CRCP Designation from the FINRA Institute at Wharton. The Bowman Law Firm is proud to have been ranked #28 in the inaugural Gator100 for 2015.