Spencer G. Feldman

Spencer G. Feldman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities & Corporate Finance Attorney in New York, NY

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP
 | 1325 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-451-2234
Fax: 212-451-2222
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Securities & Corporate Finance (80%),
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Spencer G. Feldman is a corporate and securities lawyer widely known for his experience in public securities offerings and media and technology transactions.


    Spencer has more than 30 years of experience practicing corporate and securities law and concentrates his practice in the areas of initial public offerings, follow-on offerings, shelf takedowns, confidentially marketed offerings, registered directs, PIPEs and other private financings, rights offerings, reverse public offerings, and mergers & acquisitions, with an emphasis on representing computer, Internet, media, life sciences and other technology-driven companies, and the banks, financial institutions and other institutional investors that provide capital to these companies. More recently, he has been involved in several Regulation A+ public offerings, Rule 506(c) publicly-solicited placements and Section 4(a)(6) crowdfunding transactions.

    Spencer serves as counsel to a number of emerging technology business ventures, including companies involved in digital advertising, social media sponsorships, online video distribution, cloud computing, Internet-based delinquent bank debt resolution, point-of-sale computer manufacturing, facial animation software, and biopharmaceutical vaccines and diagnostics.

    Spencer is a member of the 2017 Capital Markets Law360 editorial advisory board, and was also a 2016 member. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, a leading international publication for bioscience business professionals.  He participated as a panelist discussing “Registered Offerings – Post JOBS Act Implementation" and served as the moderator of the Smaller Reporting Companies Breakout Group at the 2015 SEC Government – Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Washington, D.C., November 19, 2015.  He also participated on the panel, "Uplisting to an Exchange: Criteria and Strategies for Emerging Growth Companies," at The Growth Capital Summit 2015: Legal and Regulatory Update on Emerging Growth Company Finance, The National Press Club, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2015.

    Prior to joining Olshan, Spencer was a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in its Corporate & Securities practice.


    About Spencer Feldman

    Admitted: 1988, New York

    Professional Webpage: http://www.olshanlaw.com/attorneys-Spencer-Feldman.html


    • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, a leading international publication for bioscience business professionals., Editorial Board Member, Journal of Commercial Biotechnology, 2007

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Committee on Negotiated Acquisitions of the Section of Business Law of the American Bar Association Member, New York State Bar Association's Business Law Section, 2007

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Articles"SEC Proposals Will Help Small Companies," Executive Counsel (September/October 2007). "SEC Proposes Changes That Could Boost APOs," The Reverse Merger Report (June 14, 2007). "Case Study: Alternative Route to Going Public," contributed to Building Biotechnology: Starting, Managing and Understanding Biotechnology Companies by Yali Friedman, 2nd ed., 2006. "Issuance of Securities in Bankruptcy Acquisitions," Bankruptcy Business Acquisitions (American Bankruptcy Institute, 2nd ed., 2006). "The Board's Technology Committee: The Next Wave in Corporate Governance," The Corporate Governance Advisor (July/August 2005), cited in "Technology Committees Catch On in Boardrooms," The Wall Street Journal (June 30, 2005, page B3) and "More Boards are Setting Up Technology Committees," Corporate Board Member (May/June 2006, page 33). "Batteries Not Included - The Ascension of the Board-Level Technology Committee," Practicing Law Institute/Compliance Counselor (June 20, 2005). "International E-Commerce: Taming the Global Jungle Out There," Capital Growth Interactive's Venture Guide 2004. "Selling into the Void: International E-Commerce Top Ten List," Practicing Law Institute/Lawyer's Toolbox (January 20, 2004). "Successful Successions," Bloomberg Wealth Manager (February 2003). "SEC-Imposed Disclosure of Computer Security Readiness is Unnecessary," Insights (March 2002). "Alternative Routes to Going Public: The IPO/Reverse Merger Transaction," SEC Insights (SEC Practice Group, First quarter 2002). "Y2K Revisited - There's a better approach to cyber-security than new disclosure requirements: Treat the issue as a risk factor in prospectuses and reports where appropriate," The Daily Deal (January 23, 2002). "SEC Tightens Rules on Equity Lines of Credit," New York Law Journal (August 21, 2001), reprinted in SEC Insights (SEC Practice Group, Third Quarter 2001). "Is the One in the Hand Really Worth Two in the Office? That Pocket-Sized Device Could be a Security Nightmare," Business Law Today (May/June 2001). "Handheld Computers: Keeping Up with Legal and Security Issues," New York Law Journal (December 19, 2000). Authored two chapters in The Best in M&A: Get the Deal Done (Bowne, 2nd ed., 1999). "Impact of Technology on Acquisition Confidentiality Agreements: Doing Deals in the Internet Age," Insights (November 1999). "Are Your Secrets Safe? Acquisition Confidentiality Agreements in the Internet Age," Profit (September 1999). "Information Technology Due Diligence Representations," Insights (October 1998), reprinted in The Best in M&A: Get the Deal Done (Bowne,1999). "Use of Performance (Not Economic) Earn-Outs in Computer Company Acquisitions," Insights (August 1996). "Impact of Computer Technology on Confidentiality Agreements," New York Law Journal (November 21, 1995). "Software Representations in Acquisition Agreements," New York Law Journal (September 1, 1994). "Withholding Confidential Information from Required Filings," The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation (May 20, 1992). "On the Cusp of Change: SEC Proposals Promise New PIPE Market Twists," The PIPEs Report (June 5, 2007).Lectures"The Alternative Public Strategies Conference 2007, presented by Belmont Partners, LLC, Speaker, Reverse Public Offering Trends 2007 and Panelist, Post-Public Considerations (June 27, 2007). "Alternative Exits: Raising Capital through Alternative Financing," presented by IncreMental Advantage, Speaker on Legal Considerations and Regulatory Requirements (December 12, 2006). "Alternate Exits, Reverse Mergers & SPACs," presented by The Wall Street Transcript, Panelist on Legal Considerations and Regulatory Requirements (April 25, 2006). "Reverse Mergers/Forward Momentum Conference," presented by The Wall Street Transcript, Panelist on Legal Considerations and Regulatory Requirements (September 28, 2005). "Life Science and Healthcare Services Summit 2004: Creating Financing and Strategic Opportunities," Panel Moderator (May 6, 2004). "Private Equity Investing," New York University Stern School of Business, Executive MBA Program (February 7, 2004). "VC/CEO Perspectives: Top Technologies and Companies for 2003," co-sponsored by The Daily Deal (March 26, 2003). "Now That You Have Funding, What Are Your New Responsibilities?" at SmartStart 2002, Albany Law School, Science and Technology Law Center (November 19, 2002). "Structuring and Documenting M&A Transactions: Legal Considerations," at Mergers and Acquisitions 2001: The Game Has Changed, Center for Professional Excellence (September 25, 2001). "Structuring and Documenting M&A Transactions from a Legal Prospective," at SmartStart 2001: Mergers and Acquisitions: Partnerships for Success, Albany Law School Science and Technology Center (June 22, 2001). "Information Technology Due Diligence For the New E-conomy," at Complete Due Diligence: Surviving in the Global Environment of Acquisitions, Strategic Partnerships and Key Supplier Alliance, Executive Enterprise Institute (November 17, 2000). "Protecting Your Proprietary Information in the Internet Age," at SmartStart 2000: Risk Management and Records Management and Retention, Albany Law School Science and Technology Center (October 18, 2000). "The Latest Marketplace Trends and Their Effect on Corporate Privacy Issues" at The Internet Privacy Law and Information Institute: Protecting Your Customers, Your Company and Yourself, Fulcrum Information Services (June 6, 2000). "Bridge Financings: SEC's View and Future Impact," at SmartStart 2000: Debt Financings, Albany Law School Science and Technology Center (April 26, 2000). "How to Develop the Right Business Plan Geared Toward Raising Capital," at SmartStart 2000: Using Legal and Business Savvy to Launch and Grow Your Enterprise, Albany Law School Science and Technology Law Center (January 26, 2000).


    • APOs (alternative public offerings) and PIPEs, 2007

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Significantly contributed to Greenberg Traurig being ranked no. 2 among all U.S. law firms in the number of PIPE (private investment in public equity) transactions completed for issuers in 2007., 2007

    Industry Groups

    • Technology
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    Office Location for Spencer G. Feldman

    1325 Avenue of the Americas
    15th Floor
    New York, NY 10019

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