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Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 2016
  • B.A., Montclair State University, magna cum laude, 2013

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey

Kenneth W. Franklin

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Associate
  • T: 732.867.9677
    F: 732.352.7767

Ken Franklin is an associate in the Corporate, Securities and Business Transactions Practice Group with a focus on representing early stage and emerging growth companies and the investors who support them, primarily in the tech and tech enabled space in such areas as software, artificial and augmented intelligence, VR/AR, information technology, e-commerce, as well as matters related to blockchain, smart contracts and digital currencies and life sciences. His experience extends to a diverse set of business matters, including a broad array of financing transactions, corporate governance issues, and mergers and acquisitions.

Ken’s representation includes the review, negotiation, and preparation of various commercial agreements, including stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, licensing and development agreements, outsourcing agreements, privacy and data security agreements,  and open source licensing, and documents involved in the formation, dissolution and liquidation, and merger and consolidation of corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships. He has advised on debt and equity financing transactions, including those involving conventional loan agreements, security agreements, SAFE agreements, and private placement offerings.

During and prior to law school, Ken worked as a senior law clerk at Valley National Bank. He earned his J.D. from Rutgers Law School, where he received a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and served as president and secretary to two student chapters of national law and policy organizations. He earned a B.A., magna cum laude, from Montclair State University.

Ken is a member of the Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Advisory Board and has a GLEG certification in the Law of Data Security & Investigations through GIAC. He sits on the Conservation Committee for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, a not-for-profit organization committee that is dedicated to protecting trail lands through direct or third-party acquisition of trail lands.