Kelley Drye

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Jane E. Jablons

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New York
Phone: (212) 808-7660
Fax: (212) 808-7897

Jane Jablons chairs the firm’s Mergers and Acquisitions and Venture Capital groups. Her practice is focused on corporate finance, with concentrations in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and emerging growth companies. Ms. Jablon’s clients include buyers and sellers of companies, including middle-market leveraged buyout groups, as well as venture capital funds, institutional investors and investment groups and their principals. She advises these clients with respect to purchase/sale transactions, debt and equity financings, securities laws, investments, internal structural concerns, venture fund formation and other general corporate matters.

Ms. Jablons also represents start-up and emerging growth/middle-market companies in a variety of industries. She provides a full range of services to these clients in connection with general corporate matters such as debt and equity financing, licensing, strategic partnering, joint ventures, formation issues and employment contracts.

In her fourth decade of practice, Ms. Jablons is truly a veteran corporate counselor, outstanding strategist and effective negotiator who gets the right result for her clients. She is consistently appreciated for her dedication, perseverance, sense of humor and ability to protect her client’s interests and minimize their liabilities and risk at every turn.

Many of Ms. Jablon’s clients have been with her for decades, and she serves as their primary outside general counsel navigating them through the legal issues associated with their ongoing development and growth. Working in collaboration with her clients on practically every legal aspect of their business, her common-sense approach to commercial law allows her to look beyond the matter at hand in order to anticipate and address issues that could affect her client’s goals into the future.

Representative Experience

Represented BioMedical Enterprises, Inc. and its shareholders in its sale to DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Represented a private equity firm in the leveraged acquisition of a media replicator and distributor, together with a series of add-on acquisitions and debt and equity recapitalization and refinancing.

Represented a private equity firm in the leveraged acquisition and subsequent sale of a medical accessory products company and subsequent refinancings.

Represented Tata Coffee Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Eight O’Clock Coffee.

Represented National Steel Car Limited in connection with the sale of its subsidiary Flex Leasing Corporation to CIT Group.

Represented Access Digital Media, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp., in connection with the sale of assets to Technicolor USA Inc.

Represented a private equity firm in the leveraged acquisition and subsequent sale of a cranes and hoist manufacturer and a steel rebar company.

Represented ProQuest Investments in a series of fund formations and various healthcare venture capital and PIPE investments.

Represented Cross Atlantic Partners in various health care venture investments.

Represented Arcus Ventures in fund formation and various health care venture capital and PIPE investments.

Memberships & Associations

American Bar Association

Pro Bono

PALS Mentoring Program, mentor

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November 10, 2015

SEC Releases Final Crowdfunding Rules

Kelley Drye Client Advisory

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October 6, 2015

The Fundraising Entrepreneur’s Checklist

Springboard’s Media Tech Innovation Hub Workshop