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Rachel Gholston


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Rachel counsels private investment funds, investment advisers, and early-stage companies in a broad range of matters including fund formation, corporate governance, securities offerings, direct investments, and regulatory compliance. For early-stage companies, Rachel represents both companies and investors in venture capital financing transactions. She also advises in the formation and operation of startup incubators and accelerators. In her investment funds practice, she counsels investment advisors with respect to fund formation and regulatory compliance. Her general corporate and securities practice spans multiple industries, including life sciences, clean energy, FinTech, and social impact.

Committed to pro bono initiatives throughout her legal career, Rachel has contributed substantial research and writing to multiple successful applications for asylum through Mintz’s pro bono program and provides ongoing corporate legal support to pro bono non-profit clients.


Read about Boston Metal, a company developing technology to fully decarbonize steel production, and the company’s $120 million Series C fundraising round from ArcelorMittal in January 2023.

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This article explains why the “cryptocurrency” label can be misleading, and suggests we use “virtual currencies,” “security tokens,” and “utility tokens” instead.
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Small venture capital funds and special purpose vehicles, which otherwise qualify as “venture capital funds,” can now raise money from up to 250 beneficial owners and remain within the 3(c)(1) exemption of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the “Investment Company Act”).
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We are often presented with the question of whether electronic signatures are enforceable. The answer is yes. There is an entire statutory regime under both state and federal law which gives validity to electronic signatures. This article gives a high level overview of best practices for optimizing your use of electronic signatures.

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2016 promises to be another very good year to invest in start-ups because of the extension of significant tax breaks for investors who invest in early stage companies.
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News & Press

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Mintz proudly announced the election of 13 attorneys to Members and the addition of a record-setting 22 new lateral Members in 2023, with 11 Partners in the newly opened Toronto office. This diverse group strengthens Mintz’s core areas, spanning Commercial and IP Litigation, Life Sciences, Tech, Private Equity, and Energy & Sustainability. The elevated Members and new lateral additions bring invaluable expertise to help clients navigate complex legal landscapes. 

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BOSTON-  Mintz is pleased to announce that Associate Rachel Gholston has been selected to participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity’s (LCLD) 2023 Fellows Program, while Associates Jason Burrell and Nicole Rivers have been selected to participate in the LCLD 2023 Pathfinders Program.

Daniel DeWolf, Co-chair of Mintz’s Venture Capital & Emerging Companies and Technology Practices, and Associates Sam Effron and Rachel Gholston, authored this VC Experts Blog piece providing a clear overview of the best practices businesses can implement when using electronic signatures.
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Events & Speaking


Mintz’s Second Annual Energy Transition Summit

40th Floor Conference Center, Mintz

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Recognition & Awards

  • Richard Mintz Summer Associate Diversity Scholar, Mintz (2012)

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  • Member, Women's Leadership Program, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce (2019-2020)
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