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Bennett Yankowitz

Of Counsel
  • +1 (424) 256-8560
  • yankowitz@smcounsel.com

PRACTICE AREAS:

ICO's
Fund Formation
Investment Companies and Advisors
Securities Law

Bennett Yankowitz

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Yankowitz is an experienced corporate and business lawyer and business consultant. With over 30 years of practice with national law firms, including White & Case, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan and Kaye Scholer, he has extensive experience in all types of business transactions, corporate and securities matters, and financial transactions for corporations, partnerships, investment funds, investor groups, commercial banks, investment banks, money managers, and financial institutions. He has an LL.M. in international law from Cambridge and has worked on a variety of transnational matters.

Mr. Yankowitz is spearheading the firm’s ICO and crypto practice. He is currently representing clients conducting ICO’s and ICO pre-sales, both on-shore and off-shore; forming private ICO investment funds; and establishing trading platforms for ICO tokens and cryptocurrencies.

Mr. Yankowitz has extensive experience in corporate finance and securities matters, including public offerings, private placements and foreign securities offerings and in mergers and acquisitions. Industries in which he has particular experience include oil and gas, entertainment, health care, real estate and venture capital. He also has experience in a wide variety of secured and unsecured corporate credit facilities, municipal financings, asset securitizations, syndicated loan facilities, project financings, leveraged leases, entertainment financings and leveraged buyouts. He worked on some of the first credit-enhanced bond financings backed by commercial real estate, and has completed over $600 million of these transactions. In addition, he has structured a number of investment partnership, hedge funds and venture capital investments.

Mr. Yankowitz has represented and consulted to a number of private investment funds, including venture capital, real estate, private equity and hedge funds. His work includes structuring the funds, advising the management companies and representing the funds on acquisitions and management of portfolio investments.

He is currently Managing Partner of Single Oak Ventures LLC, the general partner of Single Oak Ventures II, LP, a venture capital fund based in Murrieta, California. He currently is a consultant to PacificWave Partners Limited, a boutique investment bank based in Luxembourg that arranges reverse merger transactions and associated PIPE financings. In that capacity he serves as president and general counsel of two publicly traded U.S. “shell” companies that are in the process of reverse acquisitions of private operating companies in Europe.

About My Education

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

1977

B.A. in Mathematics

University of California, Berkeley

1980

J.D.

University of Southern California Law Center

1981

M.A., INTERNATIONAL AND COMPARATIVE LAW

University of Cambridge

About My Practice

PRACTICE BREAKDOWN

Capital Raising - Private Placements, ICO's, Public Securities Offerings

40

Private Funds - Formation, Portfolio Investments, Investment Advisers Act

30

PUBLIC SECURITIES - '34 ACT COMPLIANCE, PUBLIC OFFERINGS, BDO'S AND INVESTMENT COMPANY ACT

30
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