Suffolk University Law School,
B.A., cum laude with High Honors
Group Leader, West Hollywood Chapter
ProVisors, Century City VIII
Executive Committee Member
Financial Services Industry Exchange (FSIX)
Board of Directors Member, Los Angeles Chapter
FSIX Advisors Circle
American Bar Association
Member, Business Law Section
Beverly Hills Bar Association
Executive Committee Member, Business Law Section
Los Angeles Planning Board
Los Angeles Business Journal Most Influential Minority Attorneys in LA, 2018
Los Angeles Business Journal Most Influential Women Lawyers in LA, 2017-Present
Nominee, Los Angeles Business Journal Leader in Law Awards, October 2016
Thompson Coburn LLP
Raines Feldman LLP
Post Law Group
Edwards & Angell
Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault LLP
Jennifer serves as primary outside counsel to a variety of individuals, institutions and companies, including entrepreneurs, venture capital firms and emerging companies, as well as domestic and international public companies.
As a partner in the firm's Corporate and Securities group, Jennifer's practice encompasses all areas of general corporate and securities law, including private placements of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, and venture capital fund formation. Jennifer advises her company clients in many aspects of their businesses: capital raising, acquisitions, licensing and distribution, equity compensation, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Jennifer also represents investment entities including venture capital firms in their formation, fundraising efforts, governance and maintenance, as well as their transactions with emerging companies including complex investment structures, exit transactions and restructurings. Jennifer has a unique niche representing technology lenders including venture debt lenders and hedge funds in secured transactions involving alternative asset classes.
A prolific speaker and media commentator, Jennifer has been profiled in the California Lawyer's M&A Roundtable. She has presented at Digital Hollywood, Metropole Global's crowdfunding conference, NextGen's Entrepreneurship & Global Crowdfunding Forum, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the American Bar Association, among others.
Completed acquisition by a U.S. company of an emerging cryptocurrency company in Switzerland (including rights to White Paper and related platform technology).
Reviewed offering documents for offshore token offering in the film industry.
Formed a startup cryptocurrency mining company for a California-based technology group.
Negotiated a management agreement for a commodity pool operator trading in cryptocurrencies.
Represented the management shareholders in a $380 million international acquisition transaction with a publicly traded company
Represented technology-based recruiting firm in its sale to major private equity platform
Represented emerging hedge fund managers in the formation of a $25 million fund
Represented multiple emerging companies in hospitality, technology, consumer, apparel and medical devices in investment and strategic transactions
Represented multiple venture capital and private lending funds in portfolio investments, intercreditor negotiations, restructurings and exit transactions with emerging growth companies
Represented venture capital and private equity funds in equity investments, portfolio management and exit transactions with technology and emerging growth companies
Represented a publicly held, life sciences company in SEC reporting, registration and registered financings
Represented an emerging entertainment company handling multiple film finance transactions, equity and debt financings, SEC reporting and compliance activities
Represented an internationally known entertainment company in complex corporate restructuring and securities compliance matters
"Wyoming Signs Cryptocurrency Bills Into Law,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, April 11, 2018
"The 'ABCs' of 'ICOs,'"
Los Angeles Business Journal, 2018
"California takes another run at regulating virtual currencies,"
ThompsonCoburn.com, January 31, 2018
Quoted, "Crowdfunding Slow on Draw,"
Los Angeles Business Journal, September 19, 2016
Quoted, "Weak Tech IPOs May Spur E-Tailer to Weigh Sale,"
Los Angeles Business Journal, April 25, 2016
Quoted, "Link to Retail May Lift IPO",
Los Angeles Business Journal, February 22, 2016
Quoted, “The Deal: Holiday transportation bill crammed with capital markets, securities goodies,”
December 17, 2015
Quoted, “SEC Votes to Adopt Final Crowdfunding Rules Under Jobs Act: The Impact of the New Rules on Emerging Companies Remains to be Seen,”
October 31, 2015
Quoted, “Filling Vacuum,”
Los Angeles Business Journal, September 20, 2015
Panelist, "Blockchain & Cryptocurrency"
Lost Angeles Business Journal CTO Awards April 2018
Speaker, "M&A and Succession Planning,"
The Private Bank at Wells Fargo, November 2, 2017
Speaker, "Financing, Packaging & Investment: From Entertainment & Indie Project to Technology & Startups,"
Digital Hollywood Fall Summit, October 12, 2017
Speaker, "Understanding Equity Kickers: Warrants, Convertible Debt and Investment Rights,"
Private client presentation, July 2017
Speaker, "M&A Preparedness,"
Century City VIII Provisors, June 20, 2017
Speaker, "Venture Debt Financing: Trends for 2017,"
The Knowledge Group, December 2016
Panelist, "The Crowdfunding Update: A Roundtable of Experts,"
Digital Hollywood Spring Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 6, 2016
Speaker, “Crowdfunding Under the JOBS Act – What Practitioners Need to Know,”
Los Angeles, CA, March 11, 2016
Panelist, “Crowdfunding in Practice: An Update on Crowdfunding Campaigns and Strategies,”
Digital Hollywood Fall Conference, October 22, 2015
Panelist, “The Rise of Investment Crowdfunding: What you Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond,”
September 21, 2015
Speaker, “Best of the Uncovereds,”
Singular Investment Conference LA, September 17, 2015
Panelist, “From Kickstarter Campaigns and Beyond: Representing the Tech Company in Crowd-Sourcing, Private Equity and M&A Transactions,”
American Bar Association Annual Meeting, August 9, 2014
Participant, “Mergers & Acquisitions Roundtable,”
California Lawyer, May, 2015
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