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Jeffrey J. Fessler

Partner
New York
F: 917.438.6133

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 1991, magna cum laude
  • B.S., University of Maryland, 1985
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Overview
Honors
Experience
Thought Leadership
Memberships

Overview

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

Areas of Practice

Mr. Fessler 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. Mr. Fessler has extensive experience representing investment banks and companies in public offerings and private placements as well as exchange listings and compliance. In addition, Mr. Fessler 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, Mr. Fessler also represents companies in a variety of industries, including technology, telecommunications, broadcasting and healthcare.

Honors

  • Attorney of the Year, SmartCEO, 2014

Experience

Recent Representative Transactions

  • Represented BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc. in its $60 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

Thought Leadership

Memberships

  • Certified Public Accountant (New Jersey)