David N. Feldman is a Partner of Richardson & Patel in its New York City office. His practice focuses on corporate and securities matters and general representation of public and private companies, investment banks, private equity firms and high net worth individuals. He also actively advises on mergers and acquisitions and private equity, debt, venture capital and other financings. David’s latest book, The Entrepreneur’s Growth Startup Handbook: 7 Secrets to Venture Funding and Growth Success (Bloomberg Press), was published in May 2013. David is also considered one of the country’s leading experts on alternatives to traditional initial public offerings, including reverse mergers, in which a private company becomes publicly traded through a merger with a publicly held “shell” company. His book on the subject, Reverse Mergers and Other Alternatives to a Traditional IPO, Second Edition (Bloomberg Press) published in 2006 and the second edition was released in December 2009.