JASON P. KATZ
Special Counsel
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JASON P. KATZ Special Counsel
Jason Katz advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, debt and equity financings, strategic investments, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions.  He represents publicly traded and privately held clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, software, insurance, apparel, and manufacturing.

Jason has extensive experience with domestic and cross-border purchase/sale transactions and joint ventures, including counseling international clients in connection with purchasing and selling U.S.-based assets.  One of his core strengths is drafting and negotiating complex agreements and helping clients find creative and pragmatic solutions to legal and business challenges in transactions.

Jason regularly represents start-up companies and investors in venture capital transactions, early-stage financings and strategic exits, including multi-national corporations in strategic investments.

He is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, and the various securities exchanges.  He has represented issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in numerous initial and secondary public offerings, registered direct transactions, private placements, and PIPE transactions.

Jason has taught CLE seminars on Start-up and Venture Capital Financings, as well as Public Offerings of Securities.
 
Mergers & Acquisitions and Start-up Matters

Represented Columbia Property Trust, a public REIT, in its $100 million acquisition of Normandy Real Estate Funds.

Represented Pieces Technologies, a healthcare technology company, in its acquisition of 501Ops, a data management start-up.

Represented Cipla, a major Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer, in the acquisition of the prescription drug ZEMDRI™ (Plazomicin) from Achaogen Inc. in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction.

Represented Ralph Lauren Corporation as the lead Series A investor in Natural Fiber Welding, a sustainable material science start-up.

Represented insurance technology start-up in $12 million sale of convertible notes in bridge financing transaction.

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 an affiliate of Tata Group in its acquisition of 915 Labs, a food technology start-up.

Represented FreightCar America, Inc. in its acquisition of the railcar operations of Navistar, Inc. at the Shoals facility in Cherokee, Alabama, for a purchase price of approximately $17.3 million.

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

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

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.

Securities and Capital Markets

Represented Kingswood Capital Markets as sole bookrunner in the $12.4 million initial public offering of Reliance Global Group.

Represented Aegis Capital Corp. as sole placement agent in $8.1 million sale of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented A.G.P. as sole placement agent in $2.5 million sale of common stock of IMAC Holdings, Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners as sole placement agent in $2.5 million sale of common stock and warrants of My Size, Inc.

Represented telecommunications company in $41 million secondary offering of common stock.

Represented Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in a $3.1 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.).

Represented Cowen and Company in a $5.1 million registered direct offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.).

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $1.9 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $4 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

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 alternative energy company in $8.5 million registered direct offering.

Debt Financing

Represented Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, a Swiss company, and its Bermuda subsidiaries, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. and Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. in a $200,000,000 refinancing of the revolving debt from a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

Represented Hibernia Networks, a former provider of telecommunications services and owner and operator of submarine communications cable systems in $165 million refinancing transaction secured by assets in multiple countries.

Represented telecommunications company in connection with $70 million senior credit facility and sale of $34 million of subordinated notes, as well as subsequent refinancing transaction.

Represented insurance technology start-up in $10 million delayed draw facility.

Represented nursing home company in its $80 million refinancing of term loan and revolving credit facility.
 
Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2015-2020.
 

About

Jason Katz advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, debt and equity financings, strategic investments, joint ventures, and other corporate transactions.  He represents publicly traded and privately held clients across a range of industries, including telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, software, insurance, apparel, and manufacturing.

Jason has extensive experience with domestic and cross-border purchase/sale transactions and joint ventures, including counseling international clients in connection with purchasing and selling U.S.-based assets.  One of his core strengths is drafting and negotiating complex agreements and helping clients find creative and pragmatic solutions to legal and business challenges in transactions.

Jason regularly represents start-up companies and investors in venture capital transactions, early-stage financings and strategic exits, including multi-national corporations in strategic investments.

He is well versed in the rules and regulations of the SEC, FINRA, and the various securities exchanges.  He has represented issuers, underwriters, and placement agents in numerous initial and secondary public offerings, registered direct transactions, private placements, and PIPE transactions.

Jason has taught CLE seminars on Start-up and Venture Capital Financings, as well as Public Offerings of Securities.
 

Experience

Mergers & Acquisitions and Start-up Matters

Represented Columbia Property Trust, a public REIT, in its $100 million acquisition of Normandy Real Estate Funds.

Represented Pieces Technologies, a healthcare technology company, in its acquisition of 501Ops, a data management start-up.

Represented Cipla, a major Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer, in the acquisition of the prescription drug ZEMDRI™ (Plazomicin) from Achaogen Inc. in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction.

Represented Ralph Lauren Corporation as the lead Series A investor in Natural Fiber Welding, a sustainable material science start-up.

Represented insurance technology start-up in $12 million sale of convertible notes in bridge financing transaction.

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 an affiliate of Tata Group in its acquisition of 915 Labs, a food technology start-up.

Represented FreightCar America, Inc. in its acquisition of the railcar operations of Navistar, Inc. at the Shoals facility in Cherokee, Alabama, for a purchase price of approximately $17.3 million.

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

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

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.

Securities and Capital Markets

Represented Kingswood Capital Markets as sole bookrunner in the $12.4 million initial public offering of Reliance Global Group.

Represented Aegis Capital Corp. as sole placement agent in $8.1 million sale of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

Represented A.G.P. as sole placement agent in $2.5 million sale of common stock of IMAC Holdings, Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners as sole placement agent in $2.5 million sale of common stock and warrants of My Size, Inc.

Represented telecommunications company in $41 million secondary offering of common stock.

Represented Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. in a $3.1 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.).

Represented Cowen and Company in a $5.1 million registered direct offering of shares of common stock and warrants of CDTi Advanced Materials, Inc. (f/k/a Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.).

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $1.9 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Represented Roth Capital Partners in a $4 million underwriting offering of shares of common stock and warrants of Ocean Power Technologies Inc.

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 alternative energy company in $8.5 million registered direct offering.

Debt Financing

Represented Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG, a Swiss company, and its Bermuda subsidiaries, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd. and Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd. in a $200,000,000 refinancing of the revolving debt from a syndicate of banks led by Wells Fargo Bank, National Association.

Represented Hibernia Networks, a former provider of telecommunications services and owner and operator of submarine communications cable systems in $165 million refinancing transaction secured by assets in multiple countries.

Represented telecommunications company in connection with $70 million senior credit facility and sale of $34 million of subordinated notes, as well as subsequent refinancing transaction.

Represented insurance technology start-up in $10 million delayed draw facility.

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

Honors

Selected to New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Stars," 2015-2020.
 
Speaking Engagements