Gregory Sichenzia

Partner

Introduction

Gregory Sichenzia, a founding member of Sichenzia Ross Ference Carmel LLP in May 1998, counsels public and private companies in all securities laws matters, from complex financing transactions and listings on various stock exchanges through everyday regulatory requirements. He has also been responsible for structuring innovative merger and acquisition transactions. Throughout his career he has represented many companies and investment banks in initial public offerings of securities, and has represented numerous public companies in private equity financing transactions (PIPEs) and the resulting resale registration statements associated with these financings.

Gregory Sichenzia, a member of the firm since its inception in 1998, is a corporate and securities attorney who specializes in corporate finance and transactional matters. Mr. Sichenzia’s practice focuses on representing publicly traded companies and FINRA member investment banks as underwriters and placement agents in various financing transactions including initial public offerings, follow-on public offerings, shelf takedowns and registered direct offerings. Mr. Sichenzia was an early pioneer in the development of PIPES transactions, (private investment in public equity), and was recognized as the industry leader for such transactions for over a decade. Mr. Sichenzia also represents public and private companies in other private financings utilizing various exemptions such as Regulation D, Regulation S, Regulation A and 144A. Mr. Sichenzia also represents target companies and investment banks in SPAC and De-SPAC transactions as well as traditional M & A transactions. In addition to transactional work Mr. Sichenzia also advises companies on general securities (34 act compliance) and corporate matters as well as NASDAQ and NYSE compliance and investigations before regulatory bodies.

Mr. Sichenzia has represented hundreds of public companies and completed over 1,000 private and public transactions totaling several billion dollars. The firm regularly represents over 100 public companies, multiple investment banks, private equity funds and financial institutions.

Mr. Sichenzia’s clients include public companies focused in various disciplines from bio-tech to hi-tech and consumer goods and was one of the first attorneys to bring a cannabis rented company public in the United States. His clients are worldwide from countries such as China, India, Korea, France, Israel, Canada, and others.

Mr. Sichenzia began his career in 1987. With the Firm Finley Kumble Wagner Hiene Underberg Manley Meyerson and Casey and worked in the corporate department of other large and mid-sized law firms. Prior to founding SRF he was a partner at Singer Frumento Sichenzia.

Mr. Sichenzia received his Juris doctor from the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in 1987 where he was an editor of the Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. He received his undergraduate degree in economic and political science from the American University in Washington D.C. in 1984. He is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and Southern District of NY Federal Court and was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court in 2014.

Mr. Sichenzia is a regular contributor to such media outlets as Law 360, Wall Street Journal and other financial and legal publications and has been a frequent guest on CNBC and for Fox Business News. 

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Education

Mr. Sichenzia graduated from American University with a B.A. degree in 1984 and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1987, where he was a Notes and Comments Editor of the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal.

Bar Admissions

Mr. Sichenzia was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1988 and the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York in 1992.

Practice Areas

Corporate law group

Mergers & Acquisitions

Legal Services for Entrepreneurs

Hedge Fund Formation

Capital Markets

Broker dealer regulation

Securities law group

Restricted Stock & Beneficial Ownership Filings

Registration Statements

Exchange Act Reporting & Compliance Matters

APOs & Reverse Mergers

Asia practice group

Israel practice group
Cannabis Law Group

Contact Address

Office: New York

Phone: (212) 930-9700

Direct: (212) 398-1207

Fax: (212) 930-9725

Email: gsichenzia@srfc.law

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