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Marc J. Adesso

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Rene Casteel
615.850.8581 direct
rene.casteel@wallerlaw.com

Marc Adesso advises issuers, underwriters, hedge funds and other market participants in a full range of capital markets transactions.  He also counsels companies, boards and their committees, investors and financial institutions on SEC regulatory and corporate governance issues, including compliance with securities exchanges.

Healthcare, life sciences, fintech, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and motor vehicle companies, as well as REITs and financial institutions, rely on Marc’s insight and guidance with regard to transactions ranging from IPOs, going private transactions, follow-on public offerings, shelf takedowns, ATMs, PIPEs, reverse mergers, convertible debt offerings and other transactions, including takeover defense, proxy contests and matters involving shareholder activism.

Marc is recognized for his work on securities regulation and corporate governance, and has established a national practice counseling issuers conducting mini-IPOs under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act, which allows smaller privately held companies to raise up to $50 million per year by selling shares to the general public.

Additionally, Marc leads the firm’s legalized cannabis initiative and has experience counseling clients on the rapidly changing landscape facing the cannabis industry in matters spanning capital raising, the impact on healthcare providers, international transactions, fund investments and challenges with the banking system.

Marc Adesso advises issuers, underwriters, hedge funds and other market participants in a full range of capital markets transactions.  He also counsels companies, boards (and their committees), investors and financial institutions on SEC regulatory and corporate governance issues, including compliance with securities exchanges.

 

Healthcare, life sciences, fintech, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and motor vehicle companies, as well as financial institutions, rely on Marc’s insight and guidance with regard to transactions ranging from IPOs, going private transactions, follow-on public offerings, shelf takedowns, ATMs, PIPEs, reverse mergers,  convertible debt offerings and other transactions, including takeover defense, proxy contests and matters involving shareholder activism.

Marc is recognized as a leading authority on securities regulation and corporate governance, and has established a national practice counseling issuers conducting mini-IPOs under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act, which allows smaller privately held companies to raise up to $50 million per year by selling shares to the general public.

In addition, Marc leads Waller’s cannabis law and regulation practice group, counseling clients on the rapidly changing landscape regarding legalized cannabis, in matters ranging from capital raising, international transactions, fund investments to challenges with the banking system.

Education
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2010
    • Marquette Sports Law Review
  • M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management, International Management, 2008
    • Thunderbird Spirit of Giving Award
  • M.A., New York University, Italian Literature, 2008
    • McCracken Fellowship
    • NIAF Scholarship
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Industrial Psychology, Italian, 2001
    • OISP Scholarship
Bar Admissions
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin
Languages
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
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