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Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Dealmakers Unite Smart Business Magazine, July 2015 and August 2015
  • Dealmakers Unite! Wage War against Deal Waste, Inefficiency, and Friction Falls River Group, December 2014
  • Commercialization of Technology Boston University Engineering School Colloquium, (Palo Alto, CA) January 15, 2010
  • Bridge Financing In A Crisis Often Pits Parties Against Each Other Bowne Review for Dealmakers, December 2009
  • Crisis Bridge Financings — 2009 The Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation, September 23, 2009
  • Venture Capital – How to Structure and Value the Deal University of San Francisco School of Business and Management (San Francisco, CA), August 24, 2007
  • Fundraising, Valuations, Dilution, Term Sheets, and Negotiations Jumpstart, a Kauffman Foundation Seminar (Cleveland, Ohio) June 6, 2007
  • Discussion of Case Studies and Valuation Jumpstart, a Kauffman Foundation Seminar, The Power of Angel Investing – (Cleveland, Ohio) October 25, 2006
  • Small Business Capital Raising SEC’s 25th Annual Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation (SEC’s Headquarters Washington, D.C.) September 29, 2006
  • Group Therapy: SEC Rules Confound Partnerships Between Private Equity Firms and Hedge Funds The Deal, September 22, 2006
  • Life Support: Crisis Bridge Financing The Deal, August 7, 2006
  • Investor Defaults. How to Protect Your Private Equity or Venture Capital Fund Private Equity Fund Raising 2002, Institute for International Research (New York, New York), September 18-19, 2002
  • Broker-Dealer or Finder – Financial Intermediaries in Private Placements Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.), September, 2002
  • On Being an Entrepreneur: Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you, Distinguished Speaker Series Graduate School of Management, Kent State University (Kent, Ohio) April 22, 2002
  • Bridge Financings Psychological and Financial Architecture, March 2001
  • Meet the Invendor Venture Capital & Startups, February 14, 2001
  • Bridge Financings – Alternative Structures Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 10, 2001
  • Business and Legal Capital Structures for Venture Capital and Institutional Investors Practicing Law Institute, Satellite Broadcast (New York, New York) December 7, 2000
  • Transitioning into the New Economy Panelist, Forum sponsored by EMC, Cisco Systems, Oracle, and Bowne (Cleveland, Ohio), October 31, 2000
  • Bricks and Mortar: Finding Early Stage Capital and the Quest for Later Stage Capital Moderator, Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (San Antonio, TX) September 11-12, 2000
  • Barbarians on the Net Panelist, Council of Development Finance Agencies, 2000 Spring Education Conference (Cleveland, Ohio) May 18, 2000
  • The Definitive Deal Dictionary 1999
  • Balancing the Deal: Private Placements – What They Can Mean to Your Client Bowne & Company (New York, New York) 1998, p. 401 (co-author).
  • Venture Capital: Exit Strategies Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Chicago, IL) September 24, 1998
  • Impact of Regulatory Changes on the Venture Capital Market Federal Securities Law Institute (Coral Gables, FL) February 6-8, 1997
  • The Wallman Commission Report on Capital Formation and Regulatory Processes Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.) September 27,1996
  • Balancing the Deal: Private Placements – What They Can Mean to Your Client Business Law Today Volume 5, Number 2, November/December 1995
  • Venture Capital: Structures and Alternatives, Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.) September 9, 1994
  • Venture Capital: Deal Structure and Vocabulary Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL) 1990

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Buying and Selling Businesses
  • Dealmakers Unite Smart Business Magazine, July 2015 and August 2015
  • Dealmakers Unite! Wage War against Deal Waste, Inefficiency, and Friction Falls River Group, December 2014
  • Negotiations: Confessions of an Encyclopedia Salesman Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) March 19, 2005
  • Negotiation: The Science, the Art, and the Music Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio), February 2004
  • Negotiating: Techniques & Strategies Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University ( Cleveland, Ohio) February 2003
  • Purchasing Public Companies Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, (Cleveland, Ohio) January 17, 2002
  • Valuation – The Uncertain Science Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 1, 2001
  • The Negotiation Dance: Buying a Public Company Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, (Cleveland, Ohio), February 10, 2000
  • Buying a Business: Negotiating Strategies and Psychology Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) February 4, 1999
  • Acquisitions — The Zero Sum Game Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants, Akron/Canton Chapter (Akron, Ohio) September 10, 1996
  • Philosophy of Acquisitions Corporate Counsel’s Quarterly, January 1992
  • Philosophy of Acquisitions Supplement to Dealing With Financially Troubled Companies, Business Laws, Inc. July 31, 1991
  • Acquiring or Selling the Financially Distressed Company Moderator, Kahn Kleinman/Arthur Andersen/National City Bank Seminar (Cleveland, Ohio) September 26, 1990

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Business, Management, and Law
  • Eliciting Information: listening is the key sales skill  Master Class. Flashpoints at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia) March 4, 2015
  • Continuous adaptation in life and in law — “Life is change; how it differs from the rocks” 22nd Annual Securities Experts Roundtable (San Francisco, CA) August 8, 2014
  • Evolving law firm models — a 2020 perspective Managing Partners Roundtable (San Francisco, CA) March 27, 2014
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (Moderator) Morgan Stanley-Littler Mendelson; co-sponsors (Los Angeles, CA) March 24, 2014
  • Future of the private practice of law Tucker Ellis Forum (Cleveland, OH) January 27, 2014
  • 21st Century Challenges of Law Firms Eighth Judicial Conference (Cleveland, OH) October 2001

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Public Companies

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Private Placements and Exempt Offerings
  • Corporate Survival: Crisis Bridge Financings Boston University School of Law, October 26, 2009
  • Proposed SEC Small Business Regulatory Changes Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.) September 24, 2007, Co-Moderator
  • The Best in Securities Offerings. Balancing the Deal: Private Placements – What They Can Mean to Your Client Co-Author, Bowne & Co., New York, 1998
  • Balancing the Deal: Private Placements – What They Can Mean to Your Client Co-Author, Business Law Today, Vol. 5, No. 2, November/December 1998
  • Private Placements to Accredited Investors Moderator, Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Providence, RI), September 13-14, 1995
  • Exempt Securities Offerings, Foreign and Domestic Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.), September 8, 1994
  • Exempt Securities Offerings Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.), September 1993
  • Regulation D and the Small Business Initiatives Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.), September 1993
  • Private Placement Guidelines – A Lawyer’s Letter to a First Time Issuer American Bar Association Section of Business Law, November 1992
  • Intrastate Exemption – An Insider’s View of the Rule 147 Proposals Securities Law Section of the Cleveland Bar Association (Cleveland, Ohio), November 1991
  • Rule 147 Proposals Federal Regulation of Securities Meeting of the American Bar Association (Washington, D.C), November 1991
  • Proposal Letter to the Division of Corporate Finance and Small Business Division of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Exchange Commission Co-Chair and Co-Author, with Carl Schneider and Stanley Keller, American Bar Association Task Force to revise SEC Rule 147 on Intrastate Offerings, August 9, 1991
  • Private Placements – Impact of Rule 144A Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute, 1991
  • Private Exemptions – The Need to Reform the Intrastate Exemption Moderator, Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.), September 1990
  • Regulation D – General Solicitation and Advertising Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL), September 1989
  • Recent Developments in the Securities Laws Affecting Small Business Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.) September 1989
  • Regulation D Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL), 1987
  • Corporations, Partnerships, and Trusts as Purchasers Under Regulation D Real Estate Securities Journal, Volume 7, Issue 2, 1986
  • Resales of Restricted Securities Moderator, Federal Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL), 1986
  • Issuer Sales and Investment Partnerships Moderator, Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.), 1986
  • Issuer Exemption from Broker-Dealer Registration Cleveland Bar Association, Securities Law Institute (Cleveland, Ohio), October 1985
  • Offshore Investors Cleveland Bar Association, Securities Law Institute , February 1985
  • Securities and the Foreign Investor 5th Annual Southern Securities Law Institute (Miami, FL) February 1985
  • Real Estate Securities and the Foreign Investor – Some Problems and Proposals Securities Regulation Law Journal, Volume 11, Number 332, 1984
  • Extraterritorial Application of United States Securities Law – A Matrix Analysis 7 Hastings Int’l and Comp. L. Rev., Vol. 7, Number 201, 1983
  • Extraterritorial Application of Federal Securities Law 3rd Annual Ohio Division of Securities Conference, 1982

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Real Estate and Real Estate Securities

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Finance
  • Finance for New Projects in the Caribbean First Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Conference (Paradise Island, Bahamas), April 3-4, 1997
  • Dealing with Financial Analysts Federal Securities law Institute (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), September 1993
  • Understanding Financial Covenants Cleveland Bar Association, Corporation, Banking, and Business Law Institute (Cleveland, Ohio) April 1992
  • The Effect of Changes in the Size and Ownership of Banks and Financial Institutions on Small Business’s Ability to Secure Debt Financing Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.) September 1987
  • Start-Up Business Financing Securities and Exchange Commission Small Business Capital Formation Forum (Washington, D.C.) September 1987

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