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Daniel T. Kajunski

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Dan is a corporate and securities attorney whose practice spans the full gamut of corporate law. He has advised clients for nearly two decades in public and private equity and debt financings, securities law matters, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advice on a broad range of other corporate matters. He capably counsels public and private companies with offerings, compliance, and securities questions and leads buyers and sellers throughout the transaction process. Dan represents life sciences companies as well as clients in other technology fields, financial services, and professional services firms.

Dan’s practice focuses primarily on venture finance, securities law and offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and general business and corporate law, primarily for life sciences and technology companies.

VCs, strategic investors, and issuers rely on Dan’s extensive experience in private fund raising, including equity and debt financings. Public companies also turn to him in connection with public and private offerings and their securities law and compliance needs. In addition, both buyers and sellers engage Dan to counsel them in complicated mergers and acquisitions. Dan also regularly advises both private and public companies at various stages of development on general corporate matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Dan served as a law clerk to the justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts. While in law school, he served as a staff author and comment editor for the Suffolk University Law Review.

Education

  • Suffolk University Law School (JD)
  • Saint Anselm College (BA)

Experience

Offerings for Public Companies

  • Represented Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: VRTX) in over $2.0 billion in equity and debt offerings since 2006
  • Represented ImmunoGen (Nasdaq: IMGN) in approximately $350 million in equity offerings since 2008
  • Represented Amedica (Nasdaq: AMDA) in its IPO
  • Represented the underwriters in the IPO of Calithera Biosciences (Nasdaq: CALA)
  • Represented the underwriters in the IPO of American Depositary Shares of GW Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: GWPH) and two additional follow-on offerings

Venture Capital & Strategic Financings

  • Represented a public technology company in the semiconductor and life sciences industry (Nasdaq) in multiple strategic investments
  • Represented a public medical device company (NYSE) in multiple strategic investments
  • Represented Clarus Ventures in its investments in Ophthotech (Nasdaq: OPHT), VBI Vaccines (Nasdaq: VBIV), TyRx Pharma, and Link Medicine
  • Represented a public biotechnology company (Nasdaq) in its strategic equity investment in a private biotechnology company
  • Represented Style Me Pretty in its strategic investment from AOL (NYSE: AOL)
  • Represented Synchroneuron in multiple equity financings
  • Represented TransMolecular in multiple equity and debt financings
  • Represented Ion Torrent Systems in multiple equity financings
  • Represented I-Pulse in multiple equity financings
  • Represented TransForm Pharmaceuticals in multiple equity financings
  • Represented Hemera Biosciences in its Series A financing


Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS) in its purchase of BioStorage Technologies
  • Represented a public biotechnology company (Nasdaq) in its entering into a merger option to acquire a private biotechnology company
  • Represented Clarus Ventures in the reverse merger of VBI Vaccines (Nasdaq: VBIV) with Paulson Capital
  • Represented Orchid BioSciences (Nasdaq: ORCH) in its sale to Laboratory Corporation of America (NYSE: LH)
  • Represented QIAGEN (Nasdaq: QGEN) in its purchase of SA Biosciences
  • Represented TransMolecular in its sale to Morphotek (a subsidiary of Eisai Co. (Tokyo Stock Exchange))
  • Represented Auspice in its sale to the ARRIS Group (Nasdaq: ARRS)
  • Represented EPIX Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: EPIX) in its merger with Predix Pharmaceuticals
  • Represented TransForm Pharmaceuticals in its sale to Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)
  • Represented FastClick (Nasdaq: FSTC) in its sale to ValueClick (Nasdaq: VCLK)

Viewpoints

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NYSE Amends Related Party Transaction Approval Rule

May 27, 2021 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski

This Mintz advisory reviews amendments approved by the SEC in April 2021 to the NYSE’s rule governing the review and evaluation of related party transactions.
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NYSE Amends Shareholder Approval Rules

May 26, 2021 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski

This Mintz advisory reviews amendments approved by the SEC in April 2021 to the NYSE’s shareholder approval rules for related party issuances and the issuance of 20% or more of a company’s stock.
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SEC Amends MD&A and Other Financial Disclosure Rules

February 5, 2021 | Alert | By Daniel T. Kajunski, Amanda Mei

This advisory summarizes SEC amendments, effective February 10, 202, to MD&A and other financial disclosure requirements and provides a chart highlighting the amended rules.
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Preparation for 2020 Fiscal Year-End SEC Filings and 2021 Annual Shareholder Meetings

January 21, 2021 | Advisory | By Megan Gates, John Condon, Daniel T. Kajunski, Anne Bruno

Read about regulatory and other developments public companies need to consider as they prepare for fiscal year-end Securities and Exchange Commission filings and 2021 annual shareholder meetings.
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Nasdaq Proposes New Listing Rules Regarding Board Diversity

December 3, 2020 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski

Read about Nasdaq’s proposed new listing rules, which would generally require U.S. listing companies to appoint a certain number of diverse directors.
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SEC Adopts Rules to Allow the Use of Electronic Signatures

November 19, 2020 | Alert | By Daniel T. Kajunski

This alert discusses the SEC’s November 17, 2020 adoption of rule amendments that allow the use of electronic signatures in some circumstances — a step that will streamline filing procedures for public companies.
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SEC Amends Shareholder Proposal Eligibility Rules

October 5, 2020 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski, Zachary Liebnick

Read about the SEC’s final amendments to the shareholder-proposal requirements of Rule 14a-8 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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Read about NYSE’s extension of the waiver of certain shareholder approval requirements as a result of the coronavirus through December 31, 2020.
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SEC Expands “Accredited Investor” and “Qualified Institutional Buyer” Definitions

August 31, 2020 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski, John J. Thomas III

This advisory discusses the SEC's final rule that adopts changes to the definitions of “accredited investor” and “qualified institutional buyer.”
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Events

Speaker
Feb
11
2015

Public Company Director 101

Corporate Directors Group

Webinar