I work with clients to turn ideas into reality.
Contact: P /612.604.6612E /[email protected]
Administrative Contact: Denise Olsberg P /612.604.6704E /[email protected]
The George Washington University Law School, J.D., honors, 2011
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, A.B., Journalism/Mass Communications & Political Science, 2006
New York, 2011
I have been fortunate in my career to work with sharp clients who have great ideas, but need guidance to turn those ideas into successful businesses. I work with clients to access our capital markets primarily through public and private securities offerings, and navigation of ancillary or additional securities and corporate finance matters. I appreciate that my clients see us as a partner to reach the finish line, rather than a hurdle to jump over.
A significant portion of my practice involves the formation of investment funds and other investment vehicles and structures, with a primary focus on private equity investments in the real estate space. Due to the complexity inherent in this area, there are many potential legal and regulatory pitfalls that developers and their investors must navigate as they pursue successful transactions. One of the aspects of my work I most enjoy is helping clients through these obstacles to set them up for long-term success.
I also represent clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, with an emphasis on venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate representation of both established and emerging growth companies.
Before joining Winthrop, I worked in the Division of Corporation Finance of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and in the Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. I have seen the securities world through both a business and a regulatory lens, which allows me the perspective to approach the issues my clients face pragmatically and practically.
When I’m not at work, I play basketball and golf, try new restaurants around town, and hang out with my French bulldogs.
I represent clients in securities and general corporate matters, including debt and equity financing, securities law compliance and corporate governance. I also represent clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, with an emphasis on venture capital and growth equity financings, mergers and acquisitions, and the general representation of both established and emerging growth companies. I routinely advise on the formation, structuring and operation of investment funds, including private equity funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds. My experience also includes corporate, limited partnership and limited liability company formation and structuring.
Other Related Experience
I work with developers and other businesses and individuals in the real estate industry to access equity and mezzanine capital through investment structures employed to leverage available incentives and other benefits, including single- and multi-asset investment funds, 1031 “like-kind” exchanges, real estate investment trusts (REITs), Delaware Statutory Trusts (DSTs), “Opportunity Zone” investment structures , and other tax-advantaged investment vehicles.
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