Marc Adesso is an innovative and visionary capital markets, corporate finance and securities attorney representing clients across the nation. Issuers, investment banks and high net worth individuals in a wide range of industries rely on Marc’s unique insight with regard to capital markets matters ranging from IPOs, ICOs, REIT formations, follow-on offerings, shelf takedowns, Rule 144A offerings, block trades, ATMs, PIPEs, reverse mergers, debt offerings and other public company transactions, including takeover defense, proxy contests and matters involving shareholder activism.
Marc counsels issuers, underwriters, hedge funds and other market participants in a full range of capital markets transactions. He also counsels companies, boards and their committees, investors and financial institutions on SEC regulatory and corporate governance issues, including compliance with securities exchanges.
Marc is recognized for his work on securities regulation and corporate governance, and has established a national practice counseling issuers conducting mini-IPOs under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act, which currently allows companies to raise up to $50 million per year from the general public.
Additionally, Marc is a key member of the firm’s blockchain and cryptocurrency practice, and is lauded as one of the world’s top attorneys in the area of registered offerings of cryptocurrencies, such as ICOs.
In recognition of his national reputation in the space, as well as being Tennessee’s only veteran cannabis attorney, Marc chairs the firm’s legalized cannabis practice, which counsels clients on the rapidly changing landscape facing the cannabis industry. Under Marc’s guidance, the firm has counseled clients in matters such as capital raising including IPOs, integration with healthcare providers, joint ventures with universities, licensure, supply chain verticalization, international transactions and challenges with the banking system.