Steven T. Anapoell: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Steven T. Anapoell

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Irvine,  CA  U.S.A.
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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Real Estate Funds
  • Private Equity
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investment Regulation Group
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 949.732.6504
Fax: 949.732.6501
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Steven-T-Anapoell
 
University University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, B.S., Business Administration - Finance, 1986
 
Law SchoolUniversity of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1989; Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., Taxation, 1993
 
Admitted1989, California; U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
 
Memberships Orange County Bar Association; State Bar of California (Former Chair, 200-2001 and Vice-Chair, 1999-2000, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee); American Bar Association.
 
BornNew York, New York, 1963
 
Biography

Steven T. Anapoell focuses his practice on forming private equity, distressed debt, real estate, venture capital and special strategy funds, mergers and acquisitions, private and public securities offerings, debt and equity investments and financings, and structuring and negotiating complex corporate transactions. He has represented companies and investors in a variety of industries, including renewable energy, real estate, entertainment, telecommunications, sporting goods, software, senior life settlements and medical devices. He has experience in representing start-up and emerging growth companies and regularly advises clients on such issues as capital formation and financing strategies, general corporate governance and tax planning. Steve also advises clients interested in raising capital for, and establishing regional centers to administer, projects qualifying for investment under the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment Visa Program.

Areas of Concentration

· Formation of private equity and venture capital funds

· Formation, structure and securities law compliance for regional centers and project companies regarding the EB-5 Entrepreneur Investment Visa Program

· Mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and recapitalizations

· Private equity, debt investments and financings

· Private securities offerings and preparation of private placement memoranda

· Strategic alliances and joint ventures

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, American Bar Association

· Member, Orange County Bar Association

· Member, CEB, Business & Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee (2007-2008 and 2009-2010)

· Former Chair, State Bar of California, Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Committee (2000-2001) and Vice-Chair (1999-2000)

· Former Chair, Technion Enterprises Forum

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

· Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Southern California Super Lawyers, 2009-2012

· Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

Professional Experience

Internship

· Extern, Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

Articles

· Quoted, "SEC Cracks Down on Development Green Card Program," The Real Deal, September 11, 2013

· Author, "Drafting Private Placement Memoranda for EB-5 Securities Offerings: What the Treatises Don't Tell You," Real Estate Finance, June 2012

· Mentioned, "EB-5 Financing a Hot Topic at Sellout NAIOP-NYC Breakfast Seminar," City Biz Real Estate, June 11, 2012

· Co-Author, "The JOBS Act: Potential Pitfalls for Pooled Investment Vehicles and their General Partners, Managers and/or Regional Center Sponsors," National Law Review, June 5, 2012

· Author, "The JOBS Act: Potential Pitfalls for Pooled Investment Vehicles and their General Partners, Managers and/or Regional Center Sponsors," EB5 Insights, May 14, 2012 and EB5info.com, May 14, 2012

· Author, "Are Loans Considered Securities for Purposes of Applying the Investment Company Act of 1940 to Pooled Investment Vehicles Making Loans to Project Companies?" EB5 Insights, April 30, 2012 and EB5info.com, April 30, 2012

· Author, "Frequently Asked Questions Concerning the EB-5 Program," EB5 Insights, March 27, 2012

· Author, "Tax Consequences of Accepting Warrants in Loan Transactions," Orange County Business Journal, August 2008

· Author, "Drafting Private Placement Memoranda under the Safe Harbor Rule of Regulation D: What the Treatises Don't Tell You," 23 CEB Cal Bus L Prac (Winter 2008)

· Author, "Drafting Limited Liability Company Operating Agreements - An Annotated Short Form," Business Law News, Vol. XX, Issue II, Spring 1999

Books

· Co-Author, "Chapter 5A - Issuing Common Shares to Founders and Investors," Financing and Protecting California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar - California

· Author, "Chapter 6A - Drafting a Private Placement Memorandum Under Regulation D,"Financing and Protecting California Businesses, Continuing Education of the Bar - California

· Co-Editor, Guide to Organizing and Operating a Limited Liability Company in California(second edition), Business Law Section of the State Bar of California

Lectures

· Panelist, "Investors I-526 Petition Process and Latest RFE Trends," 3rd Annual EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 30, 2013

· Panelist, "Overview of Direct E B-5 Investments," 3rd Annual EB-5 Investment Summit: Dealmakers Conference, Long Beach, CA, May 30, 2013

· Panelist, "Originations/Investment/Development Parameters, Structures and Trends for Whole Loans," IMN's 2nd Annual Real Estate General Counsel's Forum West, Dana Point, CA, May 13-14, 2013

· Panelist, "Using EB-5 Funds to Grow or Expand Business," Innovation Economy Expo, Ontario, California, May 9, 2013

· Speaker, 2013 National EB-5 Finance Seminar Tour, Phoenix, AZ, March 5, 2013

· Speaker, "EB-5 RC Designation & the Latest Trends in I-924 RFE," The Bottom Line: Capturing EB-5 Capital from China and Korea Workshop, Washington, DC, October 15, 2012

· Speaker, "The Nuts and Bolts of EB-5 Offerings," 2012 US-China-India Investment and Business Forum, Chicago, IL, August 23, 2012

· Speaker, "Maintaining Securities Compliance in the EB-5 Visa Program," Southern California's EB-5 Conference with U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith, Newport Beach, CA, July 30, 2012

· Speaker, "Forming and Operating Limited Liability Companies and Limited Partnerships," California Continuing Education of the Bar, November 1999 - February 2004

· Speaker, NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association's program on issues impacting businesses that seek financing through the EB-5 foreign investor program, New York, NY, June 6, 2012

· Speaker, "Finding Balance Between the EB-5 Regional Center Program, Foreign Direct Investment and Business Realities," Overseas Funding Conference, New York, NY, May 16-17, 2012

· Speaker, American Immigration Lawyers Association EB-5 Investors & Regional Centers Conference, The Atlantis, Bahamas, April 20, 2012

· Speaker, "EB-5 and Investments Through a Broader Lens," The EB-5 Workshop, ILW.COM, Orlando, FL, March 5, 2012

· Speaker, "Marketing Your EB-5 Project - Where Immigration Practicalities and Securities Laws Intersect," The EB-5 Workshop, OverseasFunding.Com, Orlando, FL, March 6, 2012

· Speaker, "Representing EB-5 Regional Centers," Web Seminar, American Immigration Lawyers Association, February 2, 2012

· Speaker, "Rolling the Dice on EB-5: How to Play by the Rules and Stay Ahead of the Game,"" Breakfast Informational Session, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Santa Monica, CA, January 24, 2012

· Speaker, "Rolling the Dice on EB-5: How to Play by the Rules and Stay Ahead of the Game," Breakfast Informational Session, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Irvine, CA, January 23, 2012

· Speaker, "Rolling the Dice on EB-5: How to Play by the Rules and Stay Ahead of the Game," Breakfast Informational Session, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Las Vegas, NV, January 19, 2012

· Speaker, Introduction to the EB-5 Program, Hunter Wise Financial, LLC, November 2011

 
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SEC Lifts Ban on General Solicitation in Certain Private Securities Transactions; Disqualifies 'Bad Actors' from Rule 506 Offerings
Steven T. Anapoell,Spencer G. Feldman,Jean E. Harris,Barbara A. Jones,Ira N. Rosner, July 15, 2013
On July 10, 2013, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted rule amendments that eliminate the 80-year old prohibition on general solicitation and general advertising in Rule 506 and Rule 144A transactions under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and prohibit...


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