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Jonathan H. Deblinger

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J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2003

  • Managing Editor, Fordham Urban Law Journal

B.S., Indiana University, Kelley School of Business, 2000

  • Finance and Accounting
  • Business Honors Program
  • General Honors Notation

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  • New York, 2004
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Jonathan H. Deblinger focuses his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, securities law and general corporate matters.

Jonathan represents both publicly-traded and privately-held companies across a wide range of industries. His principal experience includes representing buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions with operating companies and by private equity firms, and issuers and investors in investment transactions.

Jonathan assists public companies with the preparation and filing of 1933 Act registration statements, including those related to IPOs, secondary offerings, rights offerings and registered direct offerings, and 1934 Act reports and registration statements.  He also advises public companies on PIPE transactions and tender offers and their related issues, going private transactions, listing compliance for various stock exchanges and securities law compliance, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, Dodd-Frank Act and JOBS Act.

Jonathan also counsels hedge funds, private equity funds, venture capital funds and startup companies in general business matters, including formation, capital raising, acquisitions, investments and other strategic business relationships.

Mergers and Acquisitions 
  • Represented GlobalOptions Group, Inc. in its merger with Walker Digital, LLC, which will do business as PatentProperties, Inc. In connection with the merger, the company also completed an $11.6 million PIPE offering of common stock and warrants.
  • Represented Prime Hospitality Corp., a NYSE listed company, in an $800 million merger with a private equity firm.
  • Represented Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, in a $600 million merger with a private equity firm.
  • Represented AmCOMP Incorporated, a Nasdaq listed company, in a $220 million merger with Employers Holdings, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company 
  • Represented Randa Accessories Leather Goods, a private men’s accessories company, in a $57.3 million acquisition of Swank, Inc., a OTCBB listed company and related acquisition financing with JPMorgan Chase.
  • Represented a private financial information company in the purchase of numerous U.S. and international subsidiaries.
  • Represented a private international financial information company in the multiple purchases of U.S. subsidiaries and the divesture of its U.S. operations.
  • Represented GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, in four separate sales of its operating units.
  • Represented private restaurant company in its sale to a private equity firm and its founders.
  • Represented The Millbrook Press Inc., a former Nasdaq listed company, in the sale of various assets through bankruptcy auctions.
Securities
  • Represented Pharmacyclics, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, in multiple Registered Direct Offerings with a combined value of more than $100 million.
  • Represented United Capital Corp., a NYSE Amex listed company, and GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, in self-tender offers (including Dutch auctions) of shares of their common stock.
  • Represented Prime Hospitality Corp., a NYSE listed company, in a self-tender offer of its outstanding debt.
  • Represented Pharmacyclics, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, and Del Global Technologies Corp., an OTCBB listed company, in Rights Offerings.
  • Represented Pharmacyclics, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a Nasdaq listed company, Neuro Hitech, Inc., an OTCBB listed company in PIPE Offerings.
  • Represented GlobalOptions Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, in its capital restructuring and $20 million underwritten public offering.
  • Represented numerous companies in Regulation D offerings of common stock, preferred stock, warrants and convertible debt.
  • Represented private company in a Regulation A offering.
Funds/Startups/Restructurings
  • Represented William Telepan, a celebrated New York City chef, in the lease and private placement financing for his restaurant Telepan Local in TriBeCa.
  • Represented SendTec, Inc., an Internet media company, in its formation, private placement financings, PIPE financings, reverse merger, $47 million leveraged debt financing and $52 million acquisition.
  • Represented various start-up companies, including hedge funds and operating companies, in their formation and initial private placements.
  • Represented numerous venture capital funds in follow-on investments in portfolio companies.
  • Represented numerous private companies in restructurings of debt and equity and sales of preferred stock.
  • Represented a private company in a restructuring to avoid bankruptcy.
  • Represented a private company in bankruptcy in its exit financing.

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