W. Raymond Felton: Lawyer with Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP

W. Raymond Felton

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Managing Partner
Woodbridge,  NJ  U.S.A.
Phone732-476-2670

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Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Corporate
  • Employment Law
 
Mailing Address99 Wood Avenue South, 4th Floor, Iselin, NJ, 08830-2712
 
University Rutgers College, B.A., 1978
 
Law SchoolRutgers University School of Law, Newark, J.D., 1981
 
Admitted1981, New Jersey; 1981, U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 1983, U.S. Tax Court
 
Memberships 

More Activities & Experience
•Member, American Bar Association; Business Law Section
•Research Editor, Rutgers Law Review (1980-81)

 
BornNew Brunswick, New Jersey, December 1, 1956
 
Biography

I derive great personal and professional satisfaction from structuring, drafting, negotiating and closing business deals. Even though my clients are often business entities, ultimately it’s about the people involved and their goals and objectives are paramount. I approach each matter with that in mind.

Mr. Felton concentrates his practice in the areas of corporate, LLC and partnership formation and operations, mergers and acquisitions, securities law, reorganizations, joint ventures, and the financing of transactions through both public and private equity and debt. He often serves as outside “in house” counsel, providing general business legal advice on both day-to-day issues and major complex problems.

Mr. Felton’s clients range from entrepreneurial start-ups to established middle market companies operating in a diverse variety of industries, including manufacturing, technology, food & beverage, real estate, construction and healthcare, as well as service industries. Mr. Felton also represents issuers and underwriters in public and private offerings and counsels clients concerning corporate governance and SEC compliance issues.

Uniquely NJ
•Board of Directors, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
•Board of Directors (past Chair), New Jersey State Bar Association: Business Law Section
•Member, Middlesex County Bar Association

Presentations & Speaking Engagements
•Speaker, Nuts & Bolts of New Jersey Small Business in 2014 & 2015
Sponsor: New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 18, 2014
•Presenter, New Jersey’s New LLC Act, 2014 Business Law Symposium and Corporate Counsel Institute
Sponsor: New Jersey State Bar Association, April 2014
•Presenter, Nuts & Bolts of New Jersey Small Business in 2013 & 2014
Sponsor: New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education, November 13, 2013
•Presenter, Forming, Maintaining or Breaking Shareholder and Partnership Relationships in a Recession
Sponsor: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Webinar, June 23, 2009
•Speaker, Limited Liability Companies
Sponsor: National Business Institute, October 16, 2008

Publications & Alerts
•Quoted, Duty to Client in Business Deals Murky, Attorneys Says
New Jersey Law Journal, January 12, 2015
•Quoted, Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth Within Reach for NJ Firms
New Jersey Law Journal, November 13, 2014
•Author, The New Jersey Revised Uniform Limited Liability Act: An Overview
New Jersey Lawyer, October 2014
•Quoted in Commerce Magazine, Exiting Your Business on Top, published by Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey
May 2014
•Quoted in Enterprise Magazine, “Guide to Hiring: Do’s & Don’ts,” published by New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
March 2014
•Author, SEC Clarifies Registration Requirements For M & A Brokers
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, March 2014
•Author, New LLC Act to Go Into Effect For All New Jersey Limited Liability Companies
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, February 2014
•Author, Organization and Sale of Small Businesses
2013
•Quoted in Commerce Magazine, “Best Practices Guide,” published by Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey
August 2013
•Quoted in Enterprise Magazine, “What Kind of Insurance or Continuation Plan Does Your Business Need?,” published by New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
April 2013
•Quoted in NJBIZ article, “New Law Governing LLCs Takes Effect”
March 2013
•Author, New Jersey Adopts a New Limited Liability Company Act
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, September 2012
•Author, The JOBS Act: New Opportunities for Capital-Raising
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, April 2012
•Author, New Jersey Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, December 2011
•Author, New Jersey Adopts Uniform Trade Secrets Act
Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Client Alert, December 2011
•Co-Author, Potential Pitfalls of Corporate Distributions
The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, October 1997
•Author, Secured Transactions Under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code
Chapter in “New Jersey Practice Skills and Methods,” (West), 1996

News
•Senwan Akhtar Serves as Special Editor of New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
October 7, 2014
•2015 Edition of Best Lawyers Recognizes 42 Attorneys in 37 Practice Areas
August 18, 2014
•Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Sponsors Food & Beverage Industry Best Practice Forum
July 17, 2014
•Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Launches Redevelopment & Land Use Department
June 19, 2014
•2014 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis in Four Practice Areas
--14 Partners Ranked As Leading Individuals--
June 12, 2014
•39 Attorneys From Firm Selected For Inclusion in 2014 Edition of New Jersey Super Lawyers
-- Paul A. Rowe Receives Number One Ranking For Third Consecutive Year --
April 1, 2014
•2014 Edition of Best Lawyers Recognizes 42 Attorneys in 37 Practice Areas
September 6, 2013
•2013 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis As Leading Law Firm in Four Practice Areas
14 Partners Ranked As Leading Individuals
June 3, 2013
•2013 Best Lawyers Selects Ten Greenbaum Partners as Lawyer of the Year
Recognizes 43 Attorneys in Respective Practice Areas
September 8, 2012
•2012 Chambers USA Guide Recognizes GRS&D As Leading Law Firm in Four Practice Areas
- 13 Greenbaum Partners Ranked As Leading Individuals -
June 13, 2012
•Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Launches Environmental Department
Welcomes Thirteen Attorneys to the Firm
January 3, 2012
•W. Raymond Felton, Co-Managing Partner, Named Woodbridge Best Lawyers Mergers & Acquisitions Law Lawyer of the Year 2012
November 4, 2011
•38 Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers In America 2012
September 20, 2011
•GRS&D Named New Jersey Corporate Law Firm of the Year by Corporate INTL Magazine
August 19, 2011
•Ten Greenbaum Partners Ranked As America's Leading Business Lawyers In New Jersey
June 28, 2011
•Greenbaum Attorneys Named To Super Lawyers - New Jersey Edition 2011
March 24, 2011
•34 Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers In America 2011
August 31, 2010
•New Jersey Law Firm, Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP Shepherds the Business Combination of Amper, Politziner & Mattia LLP and Eisner LLP Forming the 14th Largest Accounting Firm in US
August 18, 2010
•Ten Greenbaum Partners Ranked As America's Leading Business Lawyers In New Jersey
July 7, 2010
•Greenbaum Rowe Co-Managing Partner, W. Raymond Felton, Elected to Three Year Term on the NJ Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
July 2, 2010
•Greenbaum Attorneys Named To Super Lawyers - New Jersey Edition 2010
May 3, 2010
•32 Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis Attorneys Named In The Best Lawyers In America 2010
September 22, 2009
•Eleven Greenbaum Partners Ranked As “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” In New Jersey
August 3, 2009
•Greenbaum Partners Ranked As “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” In New Jersey
July 8, 2008
•Success brings succession at Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
February 5, 2008
•Twenty-Five Greenbaum Attorneys Named in the Best Lawyers In America 2008
December 20, 2007
•Greenbaum Partners Ranked as America's Leading Business Lawyers in New Jersey
July 20, 2007
•Twenty-Four Greenbaum Attorneys Listed as Best Lawyers
October 9, 2006
•Greenbaum Partners Ranked as America's Leading Business Lawyers in New Jersey
June 29, 2006
•Nineteen Greenbaum Attorneys Listed As Best Lawyers
January 10, 2006
•Greenbaum Partners Ranked as America's Leading Business Lawyers in New Jersey
June 15, 2005
•Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith Partners Hold Top Ranking in New Jersey as “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” In New Jersey
April 22, 2004

Honors & Awards
•Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) in the Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Corporate Law and Securities/Capital Markets Law practice areas (1994 - present)
•Listed in Chambers USA - America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (a publication of Chambers and Partners) in the Corporate/M&A practice area (2003 - present)
•Listed in New Jersey Super Lawyers (a Thompson Reuters business) in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice area (2005 - present)
•Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV Preeminent (a trademark of Internet Brands, Inc.) (2001 - present)
•Selected by Best Lawyers (a trademark of Woodward/White, Inc.) as 2013 Woodbridge Lawyer of the Year in Corporate Law; as 2012 Woodbridge Lawyer of the Year in Mergers & Acquisitions Law

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Matters: Representation of a medical device company in the $50+ million sale of its business to a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson; Representation of a consumer products company in the $75 million sale of its business to a private equity firm; Representation of a dairy in the $15 million sale of its business to Dean Foods; Representation of an Italian food distribution company in the $60 million sale of its business to Vistar Corporation; Representation of a global industrial packaging firm in its acquisition of a major manufacturer and supplier of fiber drum technologies for the agricultural and chemical markets; Representation of the leading producer of barware and wine-related accessories in the $69.5 million sale of its assets; Representation of a New Jersey-based commercial lender in a restructuring of financing through the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Negotiations between the bank, the EDA and the IRS were complicated by the borrower's breaching of certain requirements of the Internal Revenue Code relating to industrial revenue bonds; Served as New Jersey counsel to an AmLaw 100 firm in its representation of a Top 10 national homebuilder in several public debt offerings valued at $200-350 million; Served as New Jersey counsel to an AmLaw 100 firm in its representation of a construction materials New York Stock Exchange company in connection with its hostile takeover of another New York Stock Exchange company; Served as New Jersey counsel to an AmLaw100 firm in connection with a $325 million bond offering registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission; Representation of a number of gasoline station owners in connection with their respective purchases of approximately two dozen locations throughout New Jersey. Total value of transactions ranged from $25-40 million; Representation of a regional cooperative in the retail restaurant industry with over 2000 franchise members in thirteen U.S. states, in connection with a merger with three other regional cooperatives. The resulting entity represents all U.S. distribution east of the Mississippi River; Representation of a medical electronic billing company in its sale to a Texas-based medical products/services company for $22 million plus an earn-out; Representation of a client in its acquisition of a specialty food distributor for $8 million
 
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W. Raymond Felton

99 Wood Avenue South, 4th Floor
WoodbridgeNJ 07095-0988




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