News & Events

  • December 27, 2016

    Client Alert:  Complete new 195.1 forms for your hourly restaurant employees

    As we have previously notified you, New York’s minimum wage is increasing effective December 31, 2016.  The new minimum wage varies according to where your business is located.  to assist you in your legal compliance obligations, we have created the form that restaurant employers should fill out and provide to all non-exempt employees for signature before December 31, 2016.  The form only applies to restaurant/hospitality employers with 11 or more employees in New York City. 

    Click here to read the full alert, with form included.

  • December 22, 2016

    Hennessy Capital Acquisition Corp. II announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Daseke Inc. The transaction was valued at $626,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to Hennessy.

  • December 21, 2016

    RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced the closing of their Underwritten offering in the amount of $9,299,999.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Underwriter.

  • December 21, 2016

    U.S. Energy Corp. announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $1,500,000. EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • December 20, 2016

    Golden Minerals Company announced the closing of their At the Market offering in the amount of $5,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • December 19, 2016

    Terrapin 3 Acquisition Corporation announced that it has closed its business combination with Yatra Online valued at approximately $93 million, pursuant which Terrapin has become a partially owned subsidiary of Yatra.  EG&S acted as counsel to Terrapin.

  • December 19, 2016

    Origo Acquisition Corporation announced that it has closed its business combination with Aina Le’a, Inc., a residential and commercial real estate developer of distinctive master-planned communities in Hawaii.  EG&S acted as counsel to Origo.

  • December 16, 2016

    CytRx Corporation announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $8,100,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • December 14, 2016

    Superconductor Technologies Inc. announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $9,700,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • December 14, 2016

    Inspyr Therapeutics, Inc. announced the closing of their PIPE offering in the amount of $1,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • December 13, 2016

    Real Goods Solar, Inc. announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $4,070,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • December 06, 2016

    Genetic Technologies announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $6,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to Maxim Group.

  • December 05, 2016

    Douglas S. Ellenoff, a member of the Firm, was invited to be a panelist at the the Thirty-Fifth SEC Government–Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation. The Securities and Exchange Commission has conducted this forum annually since 1982. The event provided small businesses, their advisors, and their investors with an opportunity to share perspectives and views on a variety of topics important to them. This year the Forum focused on how capital formation options are working for small businesses following the implementation of the JOBS Act.


    Click here to view the webcast.  Please fast forward to 47:33 to listen to Mr. Ellenoff's portion.

  • December 01, 2016

    PURE Bioscience Inc. announced the closing of their PIPE offering in the amount of $1,900,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • November 30, 2016

    Amanda M. Fugazy, a member of the Firm, presented at the HUB Food Service Industry Workshop and prepared the Restaurant Management Employment Law Overview.  Click here to read it.

  • November 30, 2016

    Glen Sproviero, an Associate of the Firm, was invitied by Lawline to present a CLE entitled “Federal Criminal Procedure: The Basics”.  The course examined the various stages of a federal criminal prosecution, including the requirements for probable cause, appearances before a magistrate, arraignment, pretrial motions, trial, and sentencing. It also discussed major policy issues such as crime control and due process models of criminal justice, along with ethical considerations and political concerns.

    Click here to view the presentation.

  • November 29, 2016

    Bellerophon Therapeutics Inc. announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $12,000.000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • November 29, 2016

    Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. announced the closing of their Underwritten offering in the amount of $9,200,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Underwriter.

  • November 29, 2016

    Rosetta Genomics Ltd. announced the closing of their PIPE offering in the amount of $3,707,500.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Investor.

  • November 23, 2016

    MotifBio PLC announced the closing of their Underwritten offering in the amount of $17,020,667.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Underwriter.

  • November 23, 2016

    Client Alert: Federal Judge Blocks Implementation

    As we previously advised, on May 18, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor published the final rule updating the overtime regulations.  Click here to read the full alert.

  • November 21, 2016

    MagneGas Corporation announced the closing of their Shelf offering in the amount of $3,000,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Investor.

  • November 09, 2016

    Bridgeline Digital Inc. announced the closing of their PIPE offering in the amount of $1,091,901.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • November 03, 2016

    Sunshine Heart, Inc. announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of $3,600,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.

  • November 02, 2016

    POET Technologies, Inc. announced the closing of their Registered Direct offering in the amount of CDN$12,528,000.  EG&S acted as counsel to the Placement Agent.