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Rachel Gholston

Associate

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Rachel provides a broad range of client services to early-stage companies, private investment funds, and public companies in matters including corporate governance, securities offerings, acquisitions and 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.
 

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Digital Tokens: Rethinking the Term “Cryptocurrency”

November 8, 2018 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Rachel Gholston, Marine Bouaziz

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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New Beneficial Owner Threshold Eases VC Fundraising

July 11, 2018 | Article | By Talia S. Primor, Rachel Gholston, Daniel DeWolf

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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MintzTech In the Spotlight - Yes, E-signatures Are Enforceable

July 15, 2016 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron, Rachel Gholston

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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Excluding Your Gains on Small Business Investments

January 19, 2016 | Alert | By Daniel DeWolf, Rachel Gholston

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

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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Recognition & Awards

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

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

Associate

Boston