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Over 55 of the nation’s leading law firms issued a joint statement in response to recently filed shareholder derivative lawsuits asserting that SPACs are investment companies under the Investment Company Act of 1940.
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SPACS and Scams: FINRA Announces New Sweep Exams

July 26, 2021 | Blog | By Pete Michaels, David L. Ward

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Mintz Members Adam Sisitsky, Nancy Adams, Jack Sylvia and Of Counsel, Kristen White discuss the rising risk of litigation and regulatory enforcement facing SPACs and the individuals that lead them. Topics will included the current SPAC litigation landscape, SPAC M&A–related litigation, including disclosure issues and breach of fiduciary duty in the de-SPAC process, D&O coverage challenges and risk mitigation and heightened SEC scrutiny.
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SPAC Chat Ep. 5: Tempering the SPAC Hype

June 4, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

Please join your favorite SPAC corporate attorneys, Tom Burton, Sahir Surmeli, and Jeff Schultz as they set the record straight on SPACs’ apparent boom and bust, heavily reported on in the media.
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SPAC Chat Ep. 4: Litigation Update: Preparing for the Next Wave of Suits Against SPACs

April 27, 2021 | Podcast | By Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

It seems that everyone is taking a second look at SPACs as the number of lawsuits against these alternative IPOs continues to increase by the day.
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Public Benefit Corporations and the SPAC Surge

April 21, 2021 | Blog | By Thomas R. Burton, III, Gianna Nappi

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Energy & Sustainability Client Feature: Nuvve Corporation

April 13, 2021 | Article | By Thomas R. Burton, III, Sahir Surmeli

In this month’s newsletter, we are thrilled to feature Nuvve Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: NVVE), (“Nuvve”), a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology company that has launched successful V2G projects on five continents and deploys commercial services worldwide.
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Webinar Recording: Navigate Webinar: Cleantech Goes Public with SPAC

April 7, 2021 | Webinar | By Thomas R. Burton, III

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SEC Discloses Its Recommendations on Key Issues for Private Companies Weighing SPAC Transactions

April 2, 2021 | Blog | By Thomas R. Burton, III, John Sylvia, Sahir Surmeli, Patrick E. McDonough

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SPAC Chat Ep. 3: Tracking Trends of the SPAC Surge

March 29, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

There is no denying the surge in special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and that these financing vehicles have had a significant impact on financial markets.
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2021’s Continued SPAC Boom Invites Heightened SEC Scrutiny of SPAC Transactions

March 26, 2021 | Blog | By Thomas Burton, John Sylvia, Sahir Surmeli, Patrick E. McDonough

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SPAC Chat Ep. 2: The Controversy Over Sponsor Equity

March 9, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

Does a minimal investment in a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) entitle a sponsor to a tremendous amount of equity after a successful IPO?
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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — February 2021

February 10, 2021 | | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

This issue covers the increase in the equity crowdfunding cap, a FINTECH.TV interview on the private capital marketplace, a “Mintz Minute” on how to write an executive summary for a start-up company, and a spotlight on Turing Enterprises.
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SPAC Chat: Busting Common Myths about SPACs

February 9, 2021 | Podcast | By Thomas Burton, Jeffrey Schultz, Sahir Surmeli

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are taking over Wall Street as more and more companies are taking advantage of this alternative IPO strategy.
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Energy & Sustainability Client Feature: XL Fleet

January 7, 2021 | Article | By Thomas R. Burton, III, Sahir Surmeli

This month, we are excited to feature XL Fleet, an industry leader in fleet electrification.
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