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Spencer G. Feldman

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  • Spencer has been named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2012.
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J.D., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, 1987

  • Senior Editor, Buffalo Law Review
  • Recipient, Laidlaw Award for excellence in all areas of business law

B.A., cum laude with honors, Economics, Brandeis University, 1982

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  • New York
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Spencer G. Feldman is a corporate and securities lawyer widely known for his experience in public securities offerings and media and technology transactions.

Spencer has more than 25 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law and concentrates his practice in the areas of initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, shelf takedowns, confidentially marketed offerings, registered directs, PIPEs and other private financings, rights offerings, reverse public offerings, and mergers & acquisitions, with an emphasis on representing computer, Internet, media, life sciences and other technology-driven companies, and the banks, financial institutions and other institutional investors that provide capital to these companies.

Spencer serves as counsel to a number of emerging technology business ventures, including companies involved in digital advertising, social media sponsorships, online video distribution, cloud computing, Internet-based delinquent bank debt resolution, point-of-sale computer manufacturing, facial animation software, and biopharmaceutical vaccines and diagnostics, as well as institutional lenders.

Spencer is a member of the 2016 Capital Markets Law360 editorial advisory board. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, a leading international publication for bioscience business professionals.  Recently, he participated as a panelist discussing “Registered Offerings – Post JOBS Act Implementation" and served as the moderator of the Smaller Reporting Companies Breakout Group at the 2015 SEC Government – Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2015.  He also participated on the panel, "Uplisting to an Exchange: Criteria and Strategies for Emerging Growth Companies," at The Growth Capital Summit 2015: Legal and Regulatory Update on Emerging Growth Company Finance, The National Press Club, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2015.

Prior to joining Olshan, Spencer was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its Corporate & Securities practice.

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Member of Drafting Committee, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee of the ABA Business Law Section, Response to SEC’s Request for Public Comments on the Crowdfunding Securities Exemption under Exchange Act Section 12(g)(6), June 26, 2013
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Regulation of Securities Committee
    Member, Small Business Issuers Subcommittee
    Member, Securities Regulation Subcommittee of the Middle Market and Small Business Committee
  • Participant, SEC Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation
  • Member, New York State Bar Association’s Business Law Section
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology
  • Member, Advisory Board, Albany Law School's Center for Law and Innovation
  • Represented the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW), one of the largest, most-recognized networking organizations of professional women in the country, in its merger with the Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPDN), a Chicago-based operator of online professional networking communities dedicated to serving diverse professionals and employers seeking to hire diverse talent. Pursuant to the parties’ Merger Agreement entered into in July 2014, and then approved by PDN’s stockholders, NAPW’s sole shareholder, Matthew B. Proman, and senior executive officers, including Star Jones, NAPW’s President and National Spokeswoman, received a total of 6,309,845 shares of PDN common stock at closing, equal to 50% of the PDN’s outstanding shares, and Mr. Proman also received other consideration including cash and a seller note. At closing, the combined companies have a market capitalization of $70.0 million. Following the merger, Matthew B. Proman and Star Jones will join PDN’s Board of Directors, along with NAPW’s director nominees Randi Zuckerberg and Donna Brazile, and Ms. Jones will become PDN’s President and Mr. Proman will become its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
  • Represented Maxim Group LLC, a leading investment banking firm for middle-market and emerging growth public companies, as the sole book running manager and lead underwriter of the confidentially marketed public offering of shares of common stock and warrants for Quest Resource Holding Corporation (NASDAQ: QRHC), a Frisco, Texas based provider of comprehensive recycling and resource management solution and of social media and online data platforms for consumers and businesses concerning proper waste disposal management, valued at $18.0 million. The net proceeds of the offering are being used by Quest Resource to retire debt and for general corporate purposes. The shares of common stock and warrants in the offering were issued pursuant to Quest Resource’s shelf registration statement on Form S-3 and its prospectus supplement filed with the SEC. Maxim Group has a 45-day over-allotment option to purchase $1.4 million of additional shares and warrants.

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