Dakota J. Forsyth

Dakota Forsyth handles a variety of corporate matters, with a focus on securities and capital markets transactions.

Experienced in corporate finance, Dakota helps guide public companies in connection with initial public offerings, secondary public offerings, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance. He also assists underwriters and placement agents in connection with public and private offerings. He also is experienced in mergers, stock and asset purchases, venture capital financings, and other commercial transactions.

Before joining Olshan, Dakota was a legal intern at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Corporation Finance where he reviewed filings made under the Securities Act and Exchange Act, analyzed rules proposed by the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market, and gained valuable experience navigating the complexities of the federal securities laws and regulations. With a clear understanding of how the SEC functions, including its regulatory and enforcement roles, Dakota possesses the know-how needed to evaluate, structure and advise on securities transactions. Dakota was also a four-year letterman on Penn State’s varsity baseball team.

His experience at the SEC and as a collegiate athlete allowed him to develop the ability to approach complex situations with a level head and make strategic decisions under pressure, skills that are invaluable in enabling clients to successfully execute corporate transactions. Dakota has excellent communication skills, is disciplined and accountable, and has a strong work ethic, which makes him a prized team member.

  • Assisted sole managing underwriter Boustead Securities, LLC in the firm commitment initial public offering of common stock by Mangoceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRX), a company focused on developing, marketing and selling a variety of men’s health and wellness products via a secure telemedicine platform, including its uniquely formulated erectile dysfunction drug branded “Mango.”
  • Helped represent 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.
  • Assisted Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) in connection with the $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.
  • Assisted P10, Inc. (NYSE: PX) in its $240 million initial public offering of shares of its Class A common stock.
  • Served on the team that represented Blink Charging Co. (Nasdaq: BLNK) in connection with its approximately $200 million acquisition of SemaConnect, Inc., a leading provider of EV amenities.
  • Served on the team that represented 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).
  • Assisted 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.
  • Served as a team member representing lead underwriter Boustead Securities, LLC in the firm commitment initial public offering of securities by Shuttle Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHPH), a discovery and development stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving the outcomes of cancer patients treated with radiation therapy while reducing side effects.
  • Helped 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.
  • Helped 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.



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

  • Executive Articles Editor, Duquesne Law Review

B.S., The Pennsylvania State University, 2017


  • New York
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