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Marc Adesso

Marc Adesso


Tennessee, U.S.A.

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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.

Bar Admissions



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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FDA and DEA Approve CBD-Based Epilepsy Medication
Waller, October 2018

Late last month,  the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final order placing FDA-approved drugs that contain cannabidiol (CBD) derived from cannabis and no more than 0.1 percent tetrahydrocannabinols in Schedule V of the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA). Schedule V of the CSA includes drugs such as Robitussin and Lyrica...

California Passes Law Requiring Public Companies to Include Women on Boards
Waller, October 2018

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California Senate Bill 826 into law, which requires publicly held companies whose principal executive offices are located in California to have a minimum of one woman on their boards of directors by the end of 2019. Thereafter, women’s representation will have to increase based on the law, with what will be codified as Section 301...

Cannabis Cultivator Paves The Way For Marijuana Companies On The NASDAQ Exchange
Waller, August 2018

Tilray, Inc. officially launched its initial public offering on Thursday, becoming the first U.S. cannabis cultivator to directly list on an American exchange. Based on a better-than-expected share price of $17, the company raised more than $153 million in the offering. The IPO is notable for two reasons: 1) Tilray was incorporated in Delaware in January 2018 and is, therefore, the first U.S. cannabis company allowed to list directly on Nasdaq. The company’s U.S...

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