JASON P. KATZ
Associate
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JASON P. KATZ Associate
Jason Katz is an associate in the firm’s New York office.  He focuses his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters.  Jason has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies across a wide range of industries.  He is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC and securities exchanges, and advises public clients on public filings and other compliance issues.  He also works with public and private entities on debt and equity financings, as well as domestic and cross-border purchase/sale transactions and joint ventures.  In addition, Jason has experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, and investors in connection with initial and secondary public offerings, registered direct transactions, private placements, and PIPE transactions.

During law school, Jason spent a summer clerking for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
 
Represented BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic implants for small bone fixation, in its sale to DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Represented WNS Global Services, a business process management and outsourcing company based in in India, in its $40 million acquisition of Denali Sourcing Services, a leading provider of strategic procurement solutions.

Represented e4e Healthcare Services, an India-based health services company, in its sale to nThrive.

Represented the sole investor in the $100 million registered direct offering by DryShips Inc. (DRYS) of convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase common stock and shares of common stock of DryShips Inc.

Represented General Growth Properties, a major mall owner and operator, as part of joint venture consortium of buyers of Aéropostale in a Bankruptcy Court auction, with a $243 million bid.

Represented Teleste, a Finnish provider of video and broadband technologies and related services, in its joint venture with Antronix, a designer and manufacturer of broadband products based in New Jersey.

Represented Hibernia Networks, a former provider of telecommunications services and owner and operator of submarine communications cable systems in complex refinancing transaction.

Represented Fusion Telecommunications, a public cloud communications and services provider in multiple refinancing transactions and $28 million acquisition of subsidiary.

Represented the underwriter in a $3.1 million offering of common stock and warrants of Clean Diesel Energy.

Represented the underwriter in a $5.1 million registered direct offering of common stock and warrants of Clean Diesel Energy.

Represented the underwriter in a $1.9 million offering of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Represented the underwriter in a $4 million offering of common stock and warrants of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented nursing home company in its $80 million sale of multiple nursing home facilities and refinancing of term loan and revolving credit facility.

Represented information technology and cybersecurity company in its $6 million acquisition of subsidiary and subsequent $23 million initial public offering on Nasdaq.

Represented specialty food manufacturer in $15 million reverse merger and $2 million PIPE offering.

Represented land owner in $9 million joint venture with commercial developer.

Represented clean energy company in its $87 million secondary offering of securities.

Represented activist hedge fund in $11 million partial tender offer and nomination of trustees on the board of closed-end fund.

Represented alternative energy company in $8.5 million registered direct offering.
 
Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2015-2017.

About

Jason Katz is an associate in the firm’s New York office.  He focuses his practice on securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and general transactional matters.  Jason has represented both publicly traded and privately held companies across a wide range of industries.  He is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC and securities exchanges, and advises public clients on public filings and other compliance issues.  He also works with public and private entities on debt and equity financings, as well as domestic and cross-border purchase/sale transactions and joint ventures.  In addition, Jason has experience representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, and investors in connection with initial and secondary public offerings, registered direct transactions, private placements, and PIPE transactions.

During law school, Jason spent a summer clerking for the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit.
 

Experience

Represented BioMedical Enterprises, Inc., a manufacturer of orthopedic implants for small bone fixation, in its sale to DePuy Orthopaedics, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Represented WNS Global Services, a business process management and outsourcing company based in in India, in its $40 million acquisition of Denali Sourcing Services, a leading provider of strategic procurement solutions.

Represented e4e Healthcare Services, an India-based health services company, in its sale to nThrive.

Represented the sole investor in the $100 million registered direct offering by DryShips Inc. (DRYS) of convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase convertible preferred stock, warrants to purchase common stock and shares of common stock of DryShips Inc.

Represented General Growth Properties, a major mall owner and operator, as part of joint venture consortium of buyers of Aéropostale in a Bankruptcy Court auction, with a $243 million bid.

Represented Teleste, a Finnish provider of video and broadband technologies and related services, in its joint venture with Antronix, a designer and manufacturer of broadband products based in New Jersey.

Represented Hibernia Networks, a former provider of telecommunications services and owner and operator of submarine communications cable systems in complex refinancing transaction.

Represented Fusion Telecommunications, a public cloud communications and services provider in multiple refinancing transactions and $28 million acquisition of subsidiary.

Represented the underwriter in a $3.1 million offering of common stock and warrants of Clean Diesel Energy.

Represented the underwriter in a $5.1 million registered direct offering of common stock and warrants of Clean Diesel Energy.

Represented the underwriter in a $1.9 million offering of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Represented the underwriter in a $4 million offering of common stock and warrants of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented nursing home company in its $80 million sale of multiple nursing home facilities and refinancing of term loan and revolving credit facility.

Represented information technology and cybersecurity company in its $6 million acquisition of subsidiary and subsequent $23 million initial public offering on Nasdaq.

Represented specialty food manufacturer in $15 million reverse merger and $2 million PIPE offering.

Represented land owner in $9 million joint venture with commercial developer.

Represented clean energy company in its $87 million secondary offering of securities.

Represented activist hedge fund in $11 million partial tender offer and nomination of trustees on the board of closed-end fund.

Represented alternative energy company in $8.5 million registered direct offering.
 

Honors

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2015-2017.