PRESTON C. DELASHMIT

Preston C. Delashmit focuses his practice in the areas of corporate, securities, venture financing, with an emphasis in mergers and acquisitions, particularly leveraged employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) transactions and technology-based transactions. In the corporate and securities area, Mr. Delashmit's practice includes mergers and acquisitions, leveraged-ESOP transactions (S corporation and Section 1042 transaction structures) venture funding, equity and debt financing, federal and state securities laws compliance, and a wide array of transactional expertise, including asset-based secured lending; commercial real estate development and finance; acquisition and development; franchise registration and development; commercial leasing; construction law; banking regulation; bank representation in consumer credit matters; lender liability; loan workouts; physician practice matters; telehealth and computer law matters; and succession/wealth transfer planning, including partnerships, trusts, and estate planning. His clients span a wide spectrum of industries in matters involving enterprise structure, financing, and disposition for publicly and privately held corporations; technology companies with an emphasis on assisting start-up, and emerging growth companies with raising capital to launch their products and services, particularly technology-based companies featuring proprietary technologies; capital formation, organizing groups of early-stage "angel" investors, and companies seeking venture capital funding. Mr. Delashmit's technology practice includes telecommunications mergers and acquisitions and licensing transactions, including transactions involving the transfer and assignment of federal and state franchises and licenses, authorizations, and operating assets or the stock or ownership interests in the license holder; secured loans and other financial accommodations relative to the acquisition, construction, and operation of telecommunications markets, representing lenders and borrowers; and licensing of proprietary technologies, whether subject to patent, copyright or other protection, and support and services to telecommunications carriers.

LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN: State Bar of Georgia

CURRENT FIRM: Delashmit Law Firm, LLC

PRIOR FIRM(S): Duane Morris  |  Holland & Knight  |  Schiff Hardin

LAW SCHOOL: Emory University

HONORS AND AWARDS: Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating (since 2000), Top Lawyers in Georgia (since 2013), President Business Law & Litigation Section Cobb County Bar Association

PRACTICE AREA(S):

Corporate and Securities

(Commercial Contracts, M&A, Partnerships and Joint Ventures, Securities Offerings)

Startups and Venture Capital

(Angel and Seed Financings, Choice of Entity and Formation, M&A, Outside General Counsel, Reorganizations and Recapitalizations, Venture Capital Financings)

Telecommunications

(Commercial Transactions | Financing | M&A)

INDUSTRY: Technology, Telecommunications infrastructure, Financial Services, Healthcare, Construction and Engineering


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