Jeffrey “Jeff” Kesselman partners with his clients to find novel, creative and practical solutions to complicated legal issues, including negotiating, documenting and implementing sophisticated commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, securities offerings, and venture capital transactions. Jeff’s approach to the practice of law is that all commercial agreements should be drafted to be as simple as possible, but not simpler. Nothing is more rewarding to Jeff than plugging himself into a strategic team of professional advisers that provides a business owner with coherent, comprehensible and executable strategic, business and legal advice that the client utilizes to grow its business and create value for its stakeholders.
Jeff has a wealth of experience regarding Sarbanes-Oxley issues and related corporate governance matters as well as general compliance and reporting obligations under federal securities laws and stock exchange rules. Jeff also regularly serves as “outside general counsel” to a number of publicly-traded and private companies. In this capacity, Jeff has attended Board of Director, committee and shareholder meetings, designed compliance programs, advised on public and private offerings of subordinated debt, common equity and preferred stock, reviewed Securities and Exchange Commission filings and advised on the acquisition and disposition of various regulated businesses. In each such case, Jeff anchors a dedicated cross-practice legal team providing comprehensive and cost-conscious legal counsel focused on supporting clients in implementing their strategic business plans.