Evan M. Bienstock: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Evan M. Bienstock


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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Joint Ventures
  • Strategic Alliances
  • Collaborations & Technology Transfer
  • Venture Capital & Emerging Companies
  • Start-Ups
  • Energy Technology
  • Technology
  • Communications & Media
  • Life Sciences
  • Health Care
Contact InfoTelephone: 212.692.6869
Fax: 212-983-3115
University Colgate University, B.A., 1996
Law SchoolHofstra University, J.D., 2002
Admitted2003, Massachusetts; 2011, New York

Professional & Community Involvement:
•Member, Legal Committee to the Board of Directors of US Sailing


Evan is a Member of the firm's Corporate & Securities Section. His practice involves all aspects of corporate and securities law for emerging growth, early stage and start-up companies in the digital media, energy and clean technology, sustainability and life sciences industries, and he takes his clients from “inception to exit.” He routinely advises clients on their growth and development and participates in a diverse array of transactions, from private placements of securities to mergers and acquisitions. He also counsels his clients on their daily corporate needs and has extensive experience assisting companies with compliance to federal and state securities laws.

Evan's corporate finance experience includes the completion of hundreds of venture capital and private equity financings, representing both the funds providing the capital and the companies seeking funding. He regularly represents founders and start-ups emerging from incubators, accelerators, laboratories and co-working spaces in an around New York City. Evan also has deep experience counseling clients on raising capital on-line and alternative fund formation structures.

Evan is deeply involved in the start-up community in New York City and routinely advises and mentors young companies and entrepreneurs on an array of legal and business issues that they face. He regularly speaks on all-things-startup in New York and teaches a seminar at General Assembly on the topic.

He lives in DUMBO, Brooklyn, and is an avid sailor and skier.


•Featured in Raising Capital for your Startup - Legal Considerations for both Founders & Investors, ACEPortal (01.30.2015)
•Featured in Answering Common Legal Questions When Starting Your Startup, ACEPortal (12.04.2014)
• Mintz Levin Elevates Ten Attorneys to Members of the Firm, (05.16.2013)


•Co-author, The Entrepreneur's Shares: A Balanced Approach To Founder's Equity, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Advisory (05.15.2014)
•Author, The Entrepreneur's Shares: A Balanced Approach To Founder's Equity, (03.2014)
•Co-author, The New Rule 506: a Useful Crowdsourcing Tool, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (08.07.2013)
•Co-author, Fiscal Cliff Legislation Extends Tax Incentive to Invest in Small Businesses, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (01.18.2013)
•Co-author, Opportunities Under New Private Placement Rules, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (10.17.2012)
•Co-author, Recent SEC Guidance on Crowdfunding, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (05.16.2012)
•Co-author, A Major Change for Traditional Private Placements, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (04.09.2012)
•Co-author, Crowdfunding: One Step Closer to Reality, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (03.27.2012)
•Co-author, Should You Consider Becoming a Benefit Corporation?, Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Alert (02.13.2012)
•Co-author, The Heat is On, The Deal Magazine (04.16.2010)

Speaking Engagements

•Moderator, 2015 NYC Financing & Legal Clinic, Cleantech Open Northeast, New York, NY (08.06.2015)
•Start-Up Legal Clinic, General Assembly, New York, NY (2015)
•Moderator, Go-to-Market, Team Building and Intellectual Property, 2014 NYC Business Clinic: Go-to-Market Strategy, Cleantech Open Northeast, New York, NY (07.17.2014)
•Speaker, Start-Up Legal Clinic, AlleyNYC and Mintz Levin, New York, NY (03.26.2014)

Recognitions & Awards

Massachusetts Super Lawyers: Rising Star - Business/Corporate (2009)

Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Represented SquareSpace in its $40M Series B financing; Represented Ogin (formerly FloDesign Wind Turbine) in its Series B financing ($34.5 million); Represented CoalTek, Inc. in its Series C financing ($33 million); Represented Humedica, Inc. in its Series A financing ($30 million); Represented Squarespace, Inc. in its Series A financing ($38 million); Represented Humedica in its sale to UnitedHealth Group; Represented Verathon, Inc. in its sale to Roper Industries, Inc. Represented Tandem Labs in its sale to LabCorp; Represented Beacon Health Strategies in its sale to Diamond Castle Holdings
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Office Information

Evan M. Bienstock

666 Third Avenue
New YorkNY 10017


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