We are very excited to announce this panel which will address the current status of and issues surrounding equity-based crowdfunding being graciously hosted by the offices of Mintz Levin.
Please note that space is limited and this event is geared towards those who have a specific interest in equity-based crowdfunding. Only RSVP if you fit this description and are certain that you will be able to attend. All RSVPs will be reviewed. Be sure to bring your business cards. Please email [masked] with any questions.
The evening's schedule will be as follows:
6:00-6:30pm – Registration and Networking (beer, wine and soft drinks in the registration area)
6:30-7:15pm – Panel (Conference Room 32C)
7:15-7:30pm – Q&A (Conference Room 32C)
7:30-8:00pm – Networking Reception
(beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres back in the registration area)
Panelists at this event will be:
Daniel DeWolf, Member, Mintz Levin
Daniel is Co-chair of the Mintz Levin’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice. In addition to his active legal practice, he is an adjunct professor of law at the NYU Law School and he has a wealth of experience as an active venture capital investor, having co-founded Dawntreader Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm based in New York.
In addition to venture capital, his practice focuses on private equity funds, representing venture-backed companies, corporate governance, and general corporate law.
Before joining Mintz Levin, Daniel was head of venture capital funds and a managing director of SoundView Technology Group, Inc. (formerly Wit Capital), a technology-focused investment bank. Prior to joining SoundView, he was head of the corporate and new media and e-law practice groups at one of the leading New York firms representing early stage and technology companies.
Daniel has more than 30 years of corporate transactional experience, both as a lawyer and as a businessman, and has been an advisor to many emerging and developmental stage companies. He is a board member of several technology companies and a managing director of Dawntreader Ventures.
Professional & Community Involvement
- Judge, Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest (2011)
- Judge, NYC Green Business Competition [masked])
- Judge, Harvard Business School Business Plan Contest [masked])
Vincent R. Molinari, Chief Executive Officer, GATE Technologies, LLC
Vince is one of the Top Ten Most Influential People in Crowdfunding and the driving force behind GATE Impact. He identified the opportunity to create new market infrastructure to bring efficiency, transparency, and liquidity to the unstructured global alternative asset markets. Mr. Molinari is responsible for the Company’s strategic planning and business initiatives, including corporate alliances and strategic partnerships.
Learn more at: vincentmolinari.com
Richard Salute, CPA, Consultant, Cohn Reznick
Richard serves as a consultant for CohnReznick’s Capital Markets Practice. Based in the Jericho, New York office, he has more than 37 years of audit, accounting, and tax experience. As an authority on SEC matters, Rich has been the key accounting and finance professional in numerous initial public offerings and has represented clients that trade securities on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and other over-the-counter markets.
Prior to joining CohnReznick, Rich spent 29 years at a global accounting firm managing complex audits for public and private companies. During his tenure, he was responsible for providing clients with strategic planning services as well as consulting on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and process evaluation. Rich’s clients included large multinational companies and entrepreneurial start ups. In addition to his client responsibilities, he started three businesses for that firm: the Enterprise Group (New York Metropolitan area), the Technology Practice (New York office) and the Bankruptcy and Corporate Recovery Practice (nationwide).
The panel will be moderated by:
Evan Bienstock, Associate, Mintz Levin
Evan’s practice involves all aspects of corporate law for clients in a diverse range of industries. He is also part of the firm’s Energy & Clean Technology Practice, which serves more than 300 clients. Since 2006, the firm’s Energy & Clean Technology Practice has completed more than 250 transactions in this sector totaling over $4 billion. The Energy & Clean Technology Practice has been ranked #2 nationally among top Clean Technology law firms, according to Watershed Capital Group, and in 2011, the practice was listed as a “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report, both in Boston and nationally.
Evan regularly represents emerging growth, digital media, energy and clean technology, and life sciences companies as well as larger, established public companies. He routinely advises clients on their growth and development and participates in a diverse array of transactions, from private and public offerings to mergers and acquisitions. He has also represented companies in private placements and public offerings of securities, and has experience assisting companies with compliance to federal and state securities laws.
Evan’s corporate finance experience includes the completion of numerous venture capital and private equity financings, representing both the funds providing the capital and the companies seeking funding. He has been involved in the formation and financing of numerous energy and clean technology companies in renewable markets, such as wind, clean coal, water turbines, waste treatment, and biofuels.
He is an avid sailor.