WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, November 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Securities attorney Laura Anthony, founding partner of Legal & Compliance, LLC, is pleased to announce the addition of John Cacomanolis, Esq., to the firm. Mr. Cacomanolis is the third attorney to join the firm in the past six months.
Legal & Compliance, LLC, focuses on going public transactions, complex corporate transactions and ongoing legal support for both private and public companies. The firm has grown rapidly over the last few years, and securities attorney Laura Anthony commented on Mr. Cacomanolis joining the firm.
"John is the perfect example of a seasoned professional," attorney Anthony said. "He possesses extensive experience in multimillion-dollar mergers and acquisitions and has spearheaded some very serious public transactions. As far as timing is concerned, he is joining the firm at just the right time. I believe his corporate transactional skills will prove to be invaluable."
John Cacomanolis is an experienced general commercial lawyer with an extensive background in mergers and acquisitions (having completed over 400 individual M&A transactions), joint ventures (ranging in size from a few million to over $25 billion), securities compliance, capital raising, shareholder and board compliance, private equity firm formations and operations, and both public and private company operations.
Prior to joining Legal and Compliance, from 2007 to 2015 Mr. Cacomanolis was a Partner and General Counsel at Grain Management, LLC, a private equity firm based in Sarasota, FL and Washington, D.C., which focused on investments in the telecommunications industry. At Grain, he was part of the team that took the company from start-up mode to almost $1B in AUM. He managed all legal functions for the company and its subsidiaries, including, with the CEO and CFO, development and implementation of the strategic plan for the company's operations and growth. He oversaw all HR matters, partnership agreements, etc., and had primary responsibility for the firm's investment/asset acquisition program, including the sourcing, evaluation, due diligence and financial modeling of properties and investments and the day-to-day operations following acquisition.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Cacomanolis was Associate General Counsel at Global Signal, Inc., an NYSE-listed company which owned and operated cellular communication sites. At Global Signal he had primary responsibility for the company's 1933 Act and 1934 Act compliance, as well as its M&A function and oversight of Internal Audit, and also general corporate matters and operations. During this time he helped grow Global Signal's asset base by 300%, and oversaw the merger of the company into a larger competitor.
Prior to Global Signal, Mr. Cacomanolis was with the law firm of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P., from 1999 to 2004, mainly based in its New York City offices, but also working in Washington, D.C.; Jacksonville, FL; London, England, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. At LeBoeuf, Lamb, Mr. Cacomanolis focused on all facets of corporate and transactional practice, mainly for clients in the energy and the Internet/communications industries, including dozens of U.S. and international mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as IPOs and secondary stock and debt offerings.
Mr. Cacomanolis earned his B.S. from Florida State University in 1996 (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa), and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1999, where he was a note and article editor for the Journal of International Law and Politics. He is admitted to the Bars of New York and Florida.
Securities attorney Laura Anthony and her experienced legal team provide ongoing corporate counsel to small and mid-size private companies, OTC and exchange traded issuers as well as private companies going public on the NASDAQ, NYSE MKT or over-the-counter market, such as the OTCQB and OTCQX. For nearly two decades Legal & Compliance, LLC has served clients providing fast, personalized, cutting-edge legal service. The firm's reputation and relationships provide invaluable resources to clients including introductions to investment bankers, broker-dealers, institutional investors and other strategic alliances. The firm's focus includes, but is not limited to, compliance with the Securities Act of 1933 offer sale and registration requirements, including private placement transactions under Regulation D and Regulation S and PIPE Transactions as well as registration statements on Forms S-1, S-8 and S-4; compliance with the reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including registration on Form 10, reporting on Forms 10-Q, 10-K and 8-K, and 14C Information and 14A Proxy Statements; Regulation A/A+ offerings; all forms of going public transactions; mergers and acquisitions including both reverse mergers and forward mergers, ; applications to and compliance with the corporate governance requirements of securities exchanges including NASDAQ and NYSE MKT; crowdfunding; corporate; and general contract and business transactions. Moreover, Ms. Anthony and her firm represent both target and acquiring companies in reverse mergers and forward mergers, including the preparation of transaction documents such as merger agreements, share exchange agreements, stock purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements and reorganization agreements. Ms. Anthony's legal team prepares the necessary documentation and assists in completing the requirements of federal and state securities laws and SROs such as FINRA and DTC for 15c2-11 applications, corporate name changes, reverse and forward splits and changes of domicile. Ms. Anthony is also the author of SecuritiesLawBlog.com, the OTC Market's top source for industry news, and the producer and host of LawCast.com©, the securities law network.
Laura Anthony, Esq.
Legal & Compliance, LLC
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