Ele Klein, Schulte Roth & Zabel

Eleazer (“Ele”) Klein, a partner in the New York office, practices in the areas of securities law, mergers & acquisitions, and regulatory compliance. Ele is best known for his expertise since the early 1990s in the development and implementation of alternative investment structures for private equity investments and, specifically, the structuring and negotiating of private investments in public equity, or PIPEs, and related products including Registered Direct offerings, Convertible 144A offerings, Reverse Mergers, Equity Lines and SPACs. Ele works on numerous PIPE or PIPE market-related transactions every year for some of the largest private investment groups and investment banks in the United States and abroad. In addition, Ele advises clients on initial public offerings and secondary offerings, venture capital financing, indenture defaults and interpretation, and activist investing, as well as counseling clients in the regulatory areas of short-selling, Sections 13 and 16, Rule 144, insider trading and Regulation M/Rule 105.