Dan McAvoy is a partner in Nixon Peabody’s Corporate practice group, focusing on the areas of securities, private investment funds, SEC regulatory matters and mergers & acquisitions. He has served as an advisor in dozens of mergers and capital market transactions, counseling companies that range from startups to growing enterprises to middle-market funds and public companies to Fortune 500 companies.
I focus primarily on private investment funds, securities and securities regulation, mergers and acquisitions and investment advisory matters.
My private investment fund practice focuses on securities law, investment advisory and regulatory issues pertaining to U.S. private investment funds, and non-U.S. funds that are looking to enter the U.S. market.
I represent issuers in connection with public and private offerings of debt and equity securities, including through Regulation A+ and through initial public offerings. In addition, I advise publicly traded companies in complying with their disclosure obligations under federal and state securities laws, including the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and major public company investors in their disclosure obligations.
I represent acquirors and targets in connection with public and private stock mergers, asset acquisitions, tender offers and strategic investments.
Disruption of business models and mechanisms for fund investments due to increased use of blockchain and similar technologies. For example, token offerings may give portfolio companies the ability to raise capital without diluting their existing fund investors, and the tokenization of funds through smart contracts might accelerate the ongoing revolution in the secondaries markets.
Tech Moran | November 01, 2016
This story is about Persistent Energy Ghana’s $1.5M debt round financing that will be used as capital to buy solar home systems for low-income households in Ghana. New York City public company transactions partners Dan McAvoy and Richa Naujoks, and Boston global finance partner Frank Hamblett are working on this matter.
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New York University, J.D.
University of South Florida, B.A., magna cum laude
Dan has been recommended in The Legal 500 United States 2017 editorial for M&A/corporate and commercial—M&A: Middle-market (sub-$500m), as well as in previous editions.
Dan is a member of the American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association (Securities Regulation Committee and Private Investment Funds Subcommittee); and the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance Legal Working Group.