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Arian Galavis is a Partner who counsels companies on domestic and international mergers and acquisitions and equity financings, including managing the transaction process, advising on corporate governance matters, and regularly drafting acquisition, stockholder, joint venture, and equity finance agreements. He represents clients in a broad range of industries but has substantial experience counseling companies in the technology, aerospace, manufacturing, and life sciences sectors.

Arian regularly advises private and public companies, as well as strategic venture funds and institutional investors, on complex business transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, restructurings, equity financings, and other capital raising transactions. In addition, Arian moderates quarterly events at the firm that feature discussions with venture capitalists around the current investment landscape and advice for startup founders and entrepreneurs.

With the apparent speed at which ChatGPT and other generative artificial intelligence (AI) models are being adopted—the ChatGPT website is logging an estimated 1 billion visitors monthly—it seems inevitable that transactional attorneys will not only need to familiarize themselves with generative AI technology, but actively seek ways to incorporate this technology into their practices in

A few weeks ago, SEC Commissioner Crenshaw delivered a speech on SPACs that’s worth reading. Agree or disagree, it’s an excellent summary of the policy considerations behind the SEC’s recent rule proposal regarding SPAC IPOs – and a helpful reminder of the challenges to keep in mind for those navigating a SPAC transaction. Here’s the

Any time that the SEC Staff talks “materiality,” it’s worth listening given the importance of that determination. Last week, the SEC’s Acting Chief Accountant – Paul Munter – issued a statement regarding the correction of material errors in financials and how to assess materiality in this context. As always, when considering materiality in the financials

Last week, the SEC proposed changes to its beneficial reporting framework. Here’s the press release, a statement by Chair Gensler – and here’s the 193-page proposing release. The Schedule 13D/13G framework was designed more than 50 years ago to provide early warning for shareholders, companies, and the market in general of impending corporate