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Ronald A. Fleming
Mr. Fleming's practice involves securities offerings and compliance, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law, focusing on emerging private and public companies and the technology, biotechnology and telecommunications industries.
Mr. Fleming's recent assignments include representing an Internet messaging company/application service provider in its IPO and follow-on convertible debt offering, over a dozen acquisitions (including two other NASDAQ-traded companies) and strategic venture investments and general securities compliance work; representing the leading Latin American portal in its IPO; representing a European application service provider in its proposed IPO; representing an international wireless telecommunications company in its IPO, two Rule 144A high yield debt offerings, a convertible debt placement, a debt exchange/consent solicitation and general securities compliance work; representing a privately-held pharmaceutical company in its sale to a publicly-traded Israeli pharmaceutical company; representing the equity-trading division of a major bank in structuring "equity line" facilities for several publicly traded biotechnology companies; representing a French fiber-optics equipment provider in its first and second round venture financings, a proposed acquisition of a specialty glass company and various commercial arrangements with leading telecom equipment manufacturers; representing a public electronic connector company in its proposed acquisition of a NASDAQ-traded company, a public offering and general securities compliance work; representing a NASDAQ-traded network appliance manufacturer in connection with its merger with a publicly traded Canadian IT services firm and general securities compliance work; representing a broadcast software company in connection with the acquisition of a division of a public company, its first round venture financing and various commercial and joint venture arrangements with leading media concerns; representing an Asian application service provider in its first round venture financing; representing the investors in a third round venture financing by an email security company; representing a drug discovery company in connection with its organization and angel funding; representing the investors in a second round venture financing by a telecom networking company; representing the placement agent in a third round venture financing by a leading online jewelry purveyor; representing the placement agent in a third round venture financing by a customer management software company; representing an ISP in its sale to a CLEC; representing a German Internet appliance software provider in multiple strategic venture investments and in its proposed IPO; representing the placement agent in a second round venture financing for a provider of 3-D visualization Web-enabling software; representing a commercial high resolution satellite imaging company in its first round venture financing; representing a direct broadcast satellite provider in its offering of $2 billion of high yield debt securities and in its strategic venture investment in an Israeli-based satellite broadband company; representing a European specialized mobile radio service provider in its $210 million first round venture financing; representing a commodities exchange in the financing of its new trading facilities in the first US capital markets offering by a stock or commodities exchange; and representing a software provider in negotiating the terms of equity securities to be received in settlement of a technology ownership dispute with a major auction site.
- Best Lawyers in America, Corporate Law (2005-2013)
- Legal 500 US, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (2009-2012)