Overview

Richard A. Friedman is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office and a member of the Blockchain Technology and Digital Assets team.

Areas of Practice

Richard is principally engaged in the practice of Corporate and Securities Law, with a concentration on public offerings and private placements. His extensive experience includes initial public offerings (IPOs) (including SPAC IPOs on behalf of issuers and underwriters), reverse mergers (both domestic and foreign companies), secured and unsecured private equity financing transactions (PIPEs), as well as registered direct offerings (RDs) and shelf offerings. He also represents publicly-held companies with their 1934 Act reporting obligations and with NASDAQ, AMEX, NYSE and other exchange listing and compliance matters. In addition, he represents both public and private companies with a wide variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, employment and shareholder agreements, and the formation of private equity hedge funds. Richard’s practice also involves representation of Broker-Dealers and Registered Individuals in a wide array of matters, including ongoing compliance, regulatory inquiries and disciplinary proceedings before governmental and self-regulatory organizations, such as the SEC, FINRA, NYSE and State Securities Commissions.

Experience

Experience

Recent Representative Transactions

  • Representing Underwriter in connection with proposed $150 million SPAC Initial Public Offering – to be filed March 2021
  • Representing the Underwriter in connection with proposed $100 million SPAC Initial Public Offering – to be filed March 2021
  • Representing Issuer in connection with its proposed Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq (Technology Company) – to be filed March 2021
  • Representing Issuer in connection with its proposed Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq (Higher Education Company) - filed March 2021
  • Representing Issuer in connection with its proposed Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq (Biotechnology Company) – to be filed April 2021
  • Representing Issuer in connection with its proposed Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq (Medical Device Company) – to be filed June 2021
  • Goal Acquisitions Corp. (NASDAQ: PUCK) - Represented Issuer in its $225 million SPAC Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq
  • FoxWayne Enterprises Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXWU) - Represented Issuer in its $57.5 million SPAC Initial Public Offering and listing on Nasdaq
  • MICT, Inc. (NASDAQ: MICT) – Represented Placement Agent in connection with Registered Direct Offerings of Common Stock and Warrants totaling $114.0M
  • Sovryn Holdings, Inc. – Represented Issuer in connection with Reverse Merger in to OTCQB listed company (Madison Technologies, Inc - OTCQB: MDEX) completed simultaneously with $16.5M Secured Convertible Note Financing and execution of Asset Purchase Agreement related to the purchase of the licenses and Federal Communications Commission authorizations to the KNET-CD and KNLA-CD Class A television stations. 
  • Ameri Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRH) – Represented NASDAQ listed Issuer in connection with Tender-Offer/Spin-Off Transaction
  • iAnthus Capital Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: ITHUF) – Representing Canadian Issuer in connection with its Registration as a Reporting Issuer in the U.S.
  • GrowGeneration Corp. (NASDAQ: GRWG) – Represented Issuer in connection with its listing on the OTCQB Market
  • Hancock Jaffe Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: HJLI) – Represented Underwriter in connection with a $41.4M Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants
  • Genprex, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNPX) – Represented Issuer in connection with a $17.5 Follow-on Public Offering of Common Stock and Registered Direct Offerings of Common Stock totaling $45.0M
  • India Globalization , Inc. (NYSEAmerican: IGC) – Represented Placement Agent in connection with a $75.0M At-The-Market Offering of Common Stock
  • Luokung Technology Corp. (NASDAQ: LKCO) – Represented Placement Agent in connection with a $100.0M Registered Direct Offering of Common Stock and Warrants
  • WiMi Hologram Cloud, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIMI) – Represented Joint Book-Running Managers in connection with an $61.8M Follow-On Public Offering of American Depositary Shares
  • Senmiao Technology Limited (NASDAQ: AIHS) – Represented Underwriter in connection with an $6.0M Follow-On Public Offering of Units
  • AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANPC) – Represented Underwriters in connection with an $16.0M Initial Public Offering of Common Stock and Listing on The Nasdaq Capital Market
  • Delta Technology Holdings Ltd. – Represented target company in connection with DeSPAC transaction with CIS Aquisition Ltd. in a transaction valued at approximately $60 Million. Transaction involved an off-shore (BVI) SPAC and off-shore (BVI) target that had wholly-owned subsidiaries that were incorporated and operated in Hong Kong and PRC.

Honors

Honors

Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney, Super Lawyers, 2016-2017

Insights

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist - Accessing North American Markets and Investors,” Planet MicroCap Showcase, Las Vegas, NV, 2019
  • Speaker, Dialogue With the Regulators - Navigating Blockchain & Fintech, November 5, 2019
  • Panelist - Disruptive Financing - Regulatory and Legal Issues to Consider for ICOs and Token Sales," Planet MicroCap Showcase, Las Vegas, NV, 2018
  • Speaker, “Assessing the Increased Use of Social Media by Public Companies,” Deal Flow Media 2011 PIPEs Conference, New York, New York, November 1, 2011
  • Moderator, “Frontier Markets: Exploring International Deals Outside of the U.S. and China,” Deal Flow Media 2010 Reverse Merger Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 29, 2010
  • Moderator, “Other Regional Investment Opportunities: Innovative Ideas in Asia,” Deal Flow Media 2009 International PIPEs Conference & Roadshow, Shanghai, China, March 23-25, 2009
  • Panelist, “Cambodia & Vietnam: Are These Other Opportunities Like China?,” Deal Flow Media 2008 International PIPEs Conference, Hong Kong, China, April 8-10, 2008
  • Speaker, “The Law and Compliance with U.S. Securities Regulations,” Going Public, LEA Management Group LLC/The Vietnam Stock Exchange, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, December 1, 2007
  • Moderator, “SEC Landmines in PIPE Transactions,” The 6th Annual Industry Summit on PIPEs, New York, New York, January 25-26, 2007
  • Speaker, “New SEC Rules & Addressing Regulatory Obstacles,” Deal Flow Media 2006 Reverse Merger Conference, San Francisco, California, February 1, 2006

Memberships

Memberships

Federal Regulation of Securities Committee - American Bar Association

Education

J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, 1987

B.A., University of New York at Binghamton, 1984

Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York

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