Barry I. Grossman, a member of the Firm since its founding in 1992, is a corporate attorney (although he started his career in tax) who specializes in business transactions. Mr. Grossman’s practice focuses on representing emerging growth companies and investment banks in initial public offerings, including SPACs, follow-on public offerings, shelf takedowns, registered direct placements, PIPEs and other private placements (144A, Reg D, Reg A, Reg S, etc.) as well as general securities (including 34 Act filings) and corporate matters. Mr. Grossman’s transactional experience includes public and private financings, structuring sales and acquisitions of companies, mergers and reorganizations, and organizing partnerships. Mr. Grossman also regularly represents public companies regarding their SEC regulatory matters and NYSE or NASDAQ requirements. As a member of Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP, he has been involved in over 300 public financings representing issuers and underwriters. Along with other members of his Firm, Mr. Grossman has been involved at various stages with over 200 SPACs which have raised more than $3.0 billion, reverse mergers (for domestic and foreign, mainly Chinese, companies) and over one hundred private placements, many into public companies (commonly referred to as “PIPEs”). In connection with public offerings Mr. Grossman has represented issuers and underwriters in initial public offerings, follow on offerings, registered direct offerings, confidentially marketed public offering, at the market offerings and other debt and equity financings. Along with other members of the firm Mr. Grossman has been counsel to numerous companies involved in M&A transactions including more than 30 SPAC M&A assignments.
Mr. Grossman’s clients include SPACs, private equity and VC funds, bio-tech companies, medical device companies, software developers, FINRA registered broker/dealers and other companies involved in the financial sector, companies involved in homeland defense, mining companies, real estate developers, manufacturing companies, and a number of small businesses. The Firm represents over 100 public companies with respect to their ongoing 34 Act reporting responsibilities and general corporate matters and more than 25 investment banks.
Mr. Grossman has represented a broad range of foreign companies including Israeli, Indian and Korean entities with an emphasis on Chinese companies who have listed in the United States. Mr. Grossman has counseled public companies in going dark and/or going private transactions as well as companies preparing for and responding to investigations and litigation resulting from short-selling attacks.
Mr. Grossman has previously been associated with the RTZ Group (which includes Kennecott Copper Corporation and U.S. Borax and Chemical Corporation), an international conglomerate with approximately $8 billion in U.S. assets. He was also previously associated with the New York City law firms of Battle Fowler and Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley Myerson & Casey. Mr. Grossman was formerly a member of the advisory board of Wardenclyffe (a venture capital and investment firm). Mr. Grossman received a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the State University of New York at Albany and an LL.M. degree in taxation from New York University Law School. He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and before the United States Tax Court and is a member of the New York State Bar Association. Mr. Grossman is a founding member of the University at Albany Lawyer’s Association.