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Zane S. Polston


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Zane focuses his practice on corporate and securities law. He has represented public companies and investment banking firms in capital markets transactions, including IPOs, follow-on offerings, ATM offerings, and reverse mergers. Zane also counsels clients on corporate governance matters, compliance and disclosure obligations under US securities laws and Nasdaq listing rules, and other matters affecting publicly traded companies.

Additionally, Zane works with emerging companies and venture funds in private securities transactions, including equity financings, convertible debt, and other structures. As an advisor to emerging companies, Zane also counsels clients on corporate governance matters and issues and transactions that arise during a company’s lifecycle.

Zane was a Summer Associate at Mintz in 2016.


  • University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD)
  • College of Wooster (BA)

Recognition & Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa 


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“When You Promise Security, You Need to Deliver Security”

April 13, 2020 | Blog | By Zane Polston, Christopher Buontempo

If your company is marketing any smart device, particularly if the device is involved with home security and collects personal information from users, it’s time to pay attention to the story of Tapplock. Tapplock, Inc. (“Tapplock”), is a Canadian Internet of Things (“IoT”) company that sells fingerprint-enabled padlocks that are connected to the Internet (“smart locks”).
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SEC Reminds Audit Committees of Their Oversight Role

January 30, 2020 | Advisory | By Daniel T. Kajunski, Zane Polston

Read about the SEC’s December 30, 2019 statement on the role of public company audit committees in financial reporting and the oversight responsibilities of audit committees.
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You’ve Got Mail! Emails May Be Subject to Stockholder Books and Records Requests

June 10, 2019 | Blog | By Zachary Liebnick, Zane Polston

Delaware corporations have always been required to provide certain information to their stockholders under Section 220 of the Delaware General Corporation Law (DGCL), but the scope and form of that information  has naturally changed as technology advances.  A recent expansion of the type of documents that corporations may be required to provide occurred in a recent case in which the Delaware Supreme Court held in KT4 Partners LLC v. Palantir Technologies, Inc., that a corporation may be required to produce emails and other electronically stored records at the request of stockholders who bring books and records requests under Section 220.
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