Steven M. Felsenstein: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Steven M. Felsenstein

Co-Chair, Investment Regulation Group
Philadelphia,  PA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Investment Regulation
  • Corporate & Securities
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Contact InfoTelephone: 215.988.7837
Fax: 215.717.5248
University Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus, B.A., Political Science, 1970
Law SchoolGeorgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1974
Admitted1974, Maryland; 1975, District of Columbia; 1982, Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Supreme Court of the United States; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Memberships American Bar Association (Section on Corporations, Banking and Business Law; Subcommittee on Investment Companies); Philadelphia Bar Association (Securities Committee; Committee on Investment Companies).

BornNew York, N.Y., 1945

Steven M. Felsenstein focuses his practice on serving clients involved in financial services industries. He advises investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, investment advisers registered under the Investment Advisers Act, and other administrators and service providers involved in the industry. Steven also represents broker-dealers and transfer agents registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and issuers of securities under the Securities Act of 1933. Steven represents clients in connection with administrative proceedings conducted by the SEC and FINRA, and participates in related actions. Steven's prior practice includes experience as a staff member in the Division of Corporation Finance and as a Branch Chief in the Division of Investment Management at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.

Areas of Concentration

· Investment company representation

· Investment advisory matters

· Securities regulatory matters

· Organization and operation of hedge funds

· Limited and private offerings

· Broker-dealer matters

· General corporate matters

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, American Bar Association, Corporations, Banking and Business Law Section, Investment Companies Subcommittee

· Member, Philadelphia Bar Association
- Member, Securities Committee
- Member, Investment Companies Committee

· Trustee, Temple Emanuel of Cherry Hill

· Member, Cherry Hill Township Zoning Board, 1987-1991

· Chairman, Cherry Hill Township Cable Television Board, 1985-1987

Awards & Recognition

· Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America's Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

· Co-Author, "New SEC Rule Helps Entrepreneurs Raise Capital," Daily Business Review, October 1, 2013

· Author, "A Fresh Eye to the Futures,", December 3, 2002

· Co-Author, "Clean Fight,", October 18, 2002

· Speaker, The Legal Risks of Modern Technology, Seminar


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Steven M. Felsenstein,J. Scott Sheehan, February 11, 2014
On January 31, 2014, the Division of Trading and Markets (the Division) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission released a no-action letter indicating that the staff of the Commission would not recommend enforcement action against an “M&A Broker” (as that term is defined in the...
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Steven M. Felsenstein

2001 Market Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19103


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