McCarter’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Companies practice empowers clients throughout the development cycle—from ideation to creation, capitalization, implementation, commercialization and monetization. Our representation is defined by a paradigm-shifting business model that offers a compelling value proposition with nationally renowned lawyers at a sensible fee structure. These capabilities have contributed to our being ranked in PitchBook’s recently released Global League Rankings for the first quarter of 2018—which identifies, among other things, the leading law firms in the venture capital space based on their levels of transactional activity. McCarter ranks: 9th in the world; 9th in the US; 7th in global deals outside both the US and EU; 4th in the Mid-Atlantic region; 6th globally in software deals; 6th globally in commercial services transactions; 9th globally in early stage deals; and 12th globally in late-stage deals.
On May 17, McCarter attorneys proudly participated in the third annual Propelify Innovation Festival, which the firm helped launch in 2016 as a way to inspire the tech and innovation community and those who take action—who propel. More than 10,000 attendees showed up to the event, which Forbes has called the SXSW of the Northeast, to learn about the next big things in the startup space. McCarter’s Dave Sorin spoke on a topic regarding the future of blockchain technology.
Our attorneys are frequent speakers and authors, and appear regularly in the press in connection with trending topics and developing news in the tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Below are select recent and upcoming speaking engagements and events. For more information, please click the titles. For those open to registration, a link is included.
6/26/18 Strtup Growth Conference – Strtup Boost
6/13/18 Understanding The Future of Cryptoassets, Tokenization and Crypto Law – New York Cryptocurrency Meetup
6/11/18 Latest in Crypto Currency, Bitcoin and Blockchain Discussion – CryptoCircle, a Social Bitcoin Meetup
6/5/18 Evening Reception – Tesla Behind the Scenes – The Executive Council
McCarter also will be featured prominently at:
7/30/18 Disruptive Technologists in NY’s “Disruptive Techies: Digital Preservation, Privacy, Protocols”
7/10/18 – 7/11/18 youngStartup Venture’s 2018 New York Venture Summit 6/28/18 Princeton Tech Meetup #63
6/26/18 Health 2.0 NYC – The New York Healthcare Innovation Group’s “Mission Physician Transition”
6/11/18 1st Pitch Life Science – Eavesdropping on Investors’ Closed Door Discussions
6/6/18 Jersey Shore Tech Meetup’s “Tech + Drink”
6/5/18 NJ Tech Meetup 97
Select recent media mentions and publications:
5/15/18 David Sorin interviewed in “McCarter & English Establishes Blockchain Practice,” which appeared in NJBiz.
5/15/18 John Kelly co-authored “Taking Stock of the Block: Blockchain, Corporate Stock Ledgers, and Delaware General Corporation Law—Part II,” which appeared in The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law – Volume 1, No. 4.
4/26/18 Dave Sorin authored “Blockchain: Disruptive Force in Business and Government,” M&E Blockchain, Smart Contracts & Digital Currencies Alert.