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Marc Adesso

Marc Adesso

Tennessee, U.S.A.

tel: 615.850.8063
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Marc Adesso advises issuers, underwriters, hedge funds and other market participants in a full range of capital markets transactions. He also counsels companies, boards and their committees, investors and financial institutions on SEC regulatory and corporate governance issues, including compliance with securities exchanges.

Healthcare, life sciences, fintech, energy, agriculture, manufacturing and motor vehicle companies, as well as REITs and financial institutions, rely on Marc’s insight and guidance with regard to transactions ranging from IPOs, going private transactions, follow-on public offerings, shelf takedowns, ATMs, PIPEs, reverse mergers, convertible debt offerings and other transactions, including takeover defense, proxy contests and matters involving shareholder activism.

Marc is recognized for his work on securities regulation and corporate governance, and has established a national practice counseling issuers conducting mini-IPOs under Regulation A+ of the JOBS Act, which allows smaller privately held companies to raise up to $50 million per year by selling shares to the general public.

Additionally, Marc leads the firm’s legalized cannabis initiative and has experience counseling clients on the rapidly changing landscape facing the cannabis industry in matters spanning capital raising, the impact on healthcare providers, international transactions, fund investments and challenges with the banking system.


J.D., Marquette University Law School, 2010
M.B.A., Thunderbird School of Global Management, International Management, 2008
M.A., New York University, Italian Literature, 2008
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison, Industrial Psychology, Italian, 2001
Areas of Practice

SEC Chairman Sees ICOs as Securities Offerings
Posted on November 21, 2017
Practice Group: Banking & Finance - North America

Please allow us to refer you to the blog below on the SEC Chairman’s remarks on ICO’s and Securities Offerings:

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton spoke at the PLI Annual Institute on Securities Regulation in re: The DAO and his skepticism about ICOs being a securities ...

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First Canadian Cannabis Company Could be Headed for NYSE
Waller, May 2018

This February, with its cross-listing on the Nasdaq Global Market, Cronos Group Inc. (TSX-V: MJN; Nasdaq:CRON) became the first “plant-touching” cannabis cultivator to list on any U.S. exchange. This listing was particularly notable because Cronos is a Canadian company...

A New Milestone for Cannabis Investing in the U.S.? - Video
Waller, March 2018

For the first time, the Nasdaq has allowed common shares of a Canadian cannabis cultivator, Cronos Group Inc., to be cross-listed on the Nasdaq Global Market.  This cross-listing for Cronos (TSX-V: MJN; Nasdaq: CRON) marks the first time a cannabis cultivator was allowed to list on any U.S. exchange.  In 2015 and 2016, Nasdaq famously rejected the Colorado cannabis-focused social media company MassRoots Inc...

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