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Samuel Asher Effron

Member / Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

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Sam’s practice focuses on venture capital and other private securities transactions, counseling start-ups and emerging growth companies, funds and crowdfunding platforms. Sam is heavily involved in the start-up community in New York and regularly advises and mentors young companies and entrepreneurs regarding the legal and business issues that they face, and speaks at many of the local accelerators, incubators and co-working spaces.

Sam is a co-editor of MintzEdge, an online resource for entrepreneurs that includes useful tools and information for starting and growing a company, and is the co-editor of MintzTech Connect, Mintz’s periodic newsletter on "all things technology" in the legal and business world.

Sam provides counsel to private companies and venture capital funds operating and investing in a diverse range of industries, including biotech, fintech and financial services, media, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cybersecurity, CPG, insuretech and SaaS, among many others. Sam’s pro bono experience includes assisting asylum seekers apply for permanent asylum in the United States, representing not-for-profit clients to obtain federal tax-exempt status and providing legal services to victims of domestic abuse.

Prior to joining Mintz, Sam worked in the film and television industry on productions shot in and around New York City. He later served as a project manager at an online marketing and strategy agency, where he led a team of designers, writers, and programmers to create websites for clients including musician Sting. Subsequent to his agency work, Sam was the third employee of a start-up specializing in liquidation of technology assets for downsizing dot-com companies.

During law school, Sam was a staff member of the Cardozo Law Review and worked as an intern at the legal departments of This Is That Films and DC Comics.

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — March 2024

March 20, 2024 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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Mintz Venture Watch — Volume 6: A Report on Deal Trends from 2023

February 6, 2024 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron, Jeremy Glaser

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As reported in Forbes, Natalie White was recognized as a “30 under 30” for Sports. For years, the basketball shoe industry marketed men's shoes to women under the guise of being unisex, negatively impacting players' performance and discouraging female participation. Natalie White, a former club basketball player at Boston College, founded Moolah Kicks after seeing an ad featuring top WNBA players endorsing shoes clearly designed for men.
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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — December 2023

December 15, 2023 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — September 2023

September 12, 2023 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect Industry News: Spotlight on mePrism

September 12, 2023 | Article | By Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — May 2023

May 24, 2023 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — February 2023

February 21, 2023 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — December 2022

December 7, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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MintzTech Connect: All Things Technology — September 2022

September 19, 2022 | Article | By Daniel DeWolf, Samuel Asher Effron

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News & Press

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Law360 covered Mintz's partnership with legal tech provider Clara. The move allows Clara to enter the U.S. market.
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Through its creative partnership with legal tech provider Clara, Mintz provides founders with a cost-efficient way to start a US business. Utilizing Clara’s platform, Mintz created templates that enable users to form Delaware companies and prepare all necessary documents while additionally helping founders to meet all legal requirements.
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My Startup World covered Mintz's collaboration with legal tech provider Clara and quoted Members Dan DeWolf and Sam Effron.
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Mintz advised Cardurion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics to treat heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, in a private investment of up to $300 million from Bain Capital Life Sciences and Bain Capital Private Equity that will enable the Boston-based company to expand its drug discovery programs.
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In an article published by STAT, Mintz Member Samuel Effron was quoted on use among biotechnology and other companies of U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 506(c), which was designed to allow entrepreneurs to solicit funding more broadly.
Fourteen Mintz attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2017 and thirteen have been named New York Rising Stars. New York Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers with the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievements.  
Mintz has elevated five attorneys to Members of the firm. “These attorneys consistently demonstrate excellence in the delivery of legal services to the firm’s clients,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member.
Sam Effron, an emerging companies attorney, authored a post on VC Experts Blog tracking the filings for crowdfunding on Form C made with the SEC since May 2016 when Regulation Crowdfunding (Reg CF) went into effect.
Sixteen Mintz attorneys have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2016 and twelve have been named New York Rising Stars. The list will be published in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition.
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.
Sam Effron, a New York-based emerging companies attorney, is quoted in this New York Times article discussing new crowdfunding rules that will allow essentially anyone, not just professional investors, to have a stake in entrepreneurs of their choosing.
Thirteen attorneys from Mintz have been named New York Super Lawyers for 2014 and eleven have been named New York Rising Stars. The list will be published in a special advertising supplement in The New York Times Magazine and in a stand-alone magazine, New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition.
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Events & Speaking

Speaker
Jul
30
2019

TechGC Roundtable

San Francisco, CA

Speaker
Apr
10
2019

TechGC Roundtable

New York, NY

Speaker
Apr
3
2019

The First Most Important Decision for the Entrepreneur: How to Choose the Right Corporate Entity for Your Startup

BioLabs@NYULangone

BioLabs@NYULangone, 180 Varick St., 6th Floor, New York, NY

Speaker
Mar
27
2019

Lunch and Learn at JLABS @ NYC

JLABS @ NYC, 101 6th Ave, New York, NY

Speaker
Speaker
Mar
15
2018

Legal Clinic

NYC MediaLabs

Moderator
Aug
2
2017

New York Business Clinic: Finance, Funding & Legal

Cleantech Open Northeast

New York, NY

Speaker
Aug
2
2017

New York Business Clinic: Finance, Funding & Legal

Cleantech Open Northeast

New York, NY

Speaker
Mar
17
2017

Corporate Formation Workshop

NYC Media Lab

New York, NY

Panelist
Sep
13
2016
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Recognition & Awards

  • New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Securities & Corporate Finance (2011 – 2017)

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Involvement

  • Guest Lecturer, High-Growth Corporate Transactions, Cornell Law School at Cornell Tech
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Samuel Asher Effron

Member / Co-chair, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

New York