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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Texas School of Law
    • M.B.A., Yale University School of Management, Expected May 2020
    • A.B., Brown University

JR Lanis is an experienced securities and M&A attorney, committed to serving clients and to meet their growing needs. He serves as outside counsel to numerous public and private companies and has experience in public company listing and reporting for OTC, Nasdaq and NYSE-listed entities. JR structures, negotiates and closes multimillion and billion-dollar transactions, including public stock and debt offerings, tender offers, distressed company acquisitions and sales, mergers and licensing. JR works in a diverse array of industries including technology, financial services, blockchain, hospitality, life sciences and energy.

  • A leading insurance provider in the spinoff of its subsidiary. The newly spun-off public company is now listed on The New York Stock Exchange
  • A $30 million Series A round for fintech company
  • The financing and acquisition of a major U.S. professional sports franchise
  • A publicly traded insurance company in a $300 million senior note offering
  • A power conversion technology company in its initial public offering on the NASDAQ
  • An energy company in its initial public offering on the Alternative Investment Market, a sub-market of the London Stock Exchange
  • The formation and ongoing representation of hedge funds
  • A Fortune 500 waste management company in a series of acquisitions and joint venture transactions
  • A publicly traded national restaurant chain in a leveraged buyout and going-private transaction
  • A public digital media company in its merger with another public company
  • Multiple operating companies in reverse mergers into public shell entities
  • An emerging technology company in a $4 million PIPE financing
  • Multiple venture capital funds in their ongoing investment activity 
  • Clients in ’33 Act registrations and ’34 Act reporting requirements
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Quoted, Law360
April 18, 2019
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As Blockchain Booms, Law Firm Recruiting Tries to Keep Up
Mentioned, Bloomberg Law
April 17, 2019
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Musk Thinks SEC Should Chill on Sanctions for Tweets
Quoted, Daily Journal
March 25, 2019
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Cryptocurrencies After the 2018 Midterms
Quoted, BX3 Capital
November 13, 2018
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An Overview of California’s New Law Mandating Women on Corporate Boards
Publication, The Recorder
November 12, 2018
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Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a Capital Raising Alternative
Speaker, Expert Webcast
October 18, 2018
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Capital Raising Alternatives for Emerging Growth Companies
Speaker, Expert Webcast
September 26, 2018
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Cryptocurrency and Blockchain IPOs
Quoted, Law360
August 31, 2018
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Tesla’s Potential Move to Go Private
Commented, CNBC
August 8, 2018
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Named to the Daily Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 List
Mentioned, Daily Journal
June 20, 2018