Overview

Jeffrey Fessler is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office. Jeffrey is Leader of the firm’s Capital Markets and Public Companies team, as well as the firm’s Life Sciences Team.

Areas of Practice

Jeffrey is principally engaged in the practice of corporate and securities law. His practice is focused on the representation of public and private companies, principally in the biotechnology industry. Jeffrey has extensive experience representing investment banks and companies in public offerings and private placements as well as exchange listings and compliance. In addition, Jeffrey has been involved in a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, proxy contests, restructurings and private equity and debt financings, as well as securities disclosure issues and corporate governance. In addition to the biotechnology industry, Jeffrey also represents companies in a variety of industries, including technology, telecommunications, broadcasting and healthcare.

Experience

Experience

Recent Representative Transactions

  • Represented BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. in its $60 million initial public offering
  • Represented Aridis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $26 million initial public offering
  • Represented Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $125 million follow-on public offering
  • Represented Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $200 million Convertible Note Rule 144A offering
  • Represented Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $17.25 million public offering and uplisting to Nasdaq, as well as a subsequent $51 million public offering
  • Represented Trovagene, Inc. in its $9.2 million public offering and uplisting to Nasdaq
  • Represented ContraVir Pharmaceuticals in its $7 million follow-on offering, as well as its subsequent $12 million follow-on offering
  • Represented Northwest Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. in its $12 million public offering and uplisting to Nasdaq
  • Represented Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. in its $34.6 million public offering and uplisting to Nasdaq, as well as a subsequent $28.8 million public offering
  • Represented an underwriter in a $10.4 million public offering and Nasdaq uplisting for a cancer drug development company

Honors

Honors

Attorney of the Year, SmartCEO, 2014

Insights

Memberships

Memberships

Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey)

Education

J.D., New York Law School, 1991, magna cum laude

B.S., University of Maryland, 1985

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
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