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Dakota J. Forsyth

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J.D., magna cum laude, Duquesne University School of Law, 2021   

  • Executive Articles Editor,            Duquesne Law Review

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2017

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  • New York, 2022

As a corporate associate at Olshan, Dakota J. Forsyth engages in securities and other general corporate transactions.

Dakota handles a variety of corporate matters, with a focus on securities and capital markets transactions. He has experience assisting public companies in connection with initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, regulatory compliance and corporate governance, and underwriters and placement agents in connection with public and private offerings. He also has experience with mergers, stock and asset purchases, venture capital financings, and other commercial transactions.

Dakota was an intern in the Corporate Department at Olshan in 2021. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Duquesne University School of Law and holds a B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, where he was a four-year letterman of the Varsity Baseball Team.

Prior to joining Olshan, Dakota was a legal intern at the Division of Corporation Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Jeffrey R. Westphal in connection with a $23 million secondary registered block trade offering of shares of Class A common stock of Vertex, Inc. (Nasdaq: VERX), underwritten by Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC.
  • Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) in connection with its $250 million ATM offering of its common stock with six investment banking firms, Barclays Capital Inc., BofA Securities, Inc., HSBC Securities (USA) Inc., ThinkEquity LLC, H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC and Roth Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Lead underwriter Boustead Securities, LLC in the firm commitment initial public offering of securities by Shuttle Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHPH).
  • P10, Inc. (NYSE: PX) in its $240 million initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock.
  • Hallmark Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALL) in the approximately $40 million sale of its excess and surplus lines operations to Core Specialty Insurance Holdings, Inc.
  • Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) in connection with its approximately $200 million acquisition of SemaConnect, Inc., a leading provider of EV amenities.
  • ImmunityBio, Inc. (NASDAQ: IBRX) in its approximately $40 million acquisition of a leasehold interest in a pharmaceutical manufacturing space in western New York and certain related assets from Athenex, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATNX).
  • Steel Partners Holdings L.P. (NYSE: SPLP) in amending and restating its $600 million revolving credit agreement with a syndicate of financial institutions headed by PNC Capital Markets LLC.
  • Battea Class Action Services, LLC, a global provider of turn-key expert class, collective, antitrust and securities litigation recovery services, in its $100 million sale of a minority equity interest to TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P., an international investment management firm.
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