Experience

Following law school, Ed clerked for the Hon. J. Edward Lumbard (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit). He then joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1991. He joined the firm in 1998 as a member. 
 
Ed handles a wide variety of corporate matters including private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, fund formation, capital markets and joint- venture transactions. Ed is one of the leading venture attorneys in the northeast and has represented dozens of venture funds and their portfolio companies. Notable venture funds include Spark Capital, FTV Capital, Safeguard Scientific, Edison Partners, Starvest, First Round Capital, Milestone Ventures, Tribeca Venture Partners, New Spring Capital, New Atlantic Ventures, Osage Venture Partners, Paladin Capital, SJF Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Krillion Ventures, Vocap Ventures, Savano Capital, Chartline Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, Health Catalyst Capital, Contour Ventures and IA Ventures.  Notable portfolio company clients include BFS Capital, Warby Parker, MediaMath, 7 Park Data, Triple Lift, Magnetic Media, BillTrust, LifeStreet, Service Channel, Spongecell, Yieldbot, Kemp Technologies, MSL Direct and Aspire Financial. 
 
Ed is a co-founder of Angel Round Capital, L.P., the first angel led venture fund in the New York metro region (www.arcangelfund.com) and the Female Founders Fund, L.P., a seed fund investing in women led businesses targeting the female consumer. He is a frequent speaker and panelist on issues affecting the private equity and venture capital markets. 

Education

Harvard Law School (J.D., 1990), magna cum laude, where he was an Editor and a contributor to the Journal of Law and Public Policy and a contributor to the Harvard Journal of Legislation. 
 
University of South Carolina Honors College (B.A., 1987), magna cum laude, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Golden Key Honors Society. 
 

Professional
  • Member of Board of Directors of BFS Capital since 2008 
  • Member of Board of Directors of gCommerce Inc. since 2000 
  • Member of the Limited Partner Advisory Committee of SJF Ventures since 2016 
  • Observer of the Board of Directors of Cirrus Data Solutions since 2014 
  • Former Member of Board of Directors of BrightBox (sold to Kwikboost) 
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors of Blink Twice (sold to Dynavox (DVOXQ)) 

 

Admissions

New York

Transactions
  • Represented ASPire Financial Services, a developer of a leading 401(k) recordkeeping and retirement solution platform, in its sale to PCS Retirement, LLC, developer of a leading retirement and wealth management platform backed by LLR. 

  • Represented Uncommon Denominator, L.P., a venture capital fund investing primarily in technology-enabled consumer brands and software businesses, in connection with its investment in the Series Seed 2 Preferred Stock financing of Swag.com, Inc., a provider of custom promotional products for companies and organizations. 

  • Represented Roundhill Financial Inc., a New York-based company which develops exchange-traded funds and financial indices in investment themes that appeal to the next generation of investors, in connection with its Series Seed Preferred Stock financing, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

  • Advised Hulafrog, a network of local websites and digital community guides that connects parents to kid-focused events and businesses, with its $400K series seed financing.

  • Represented GCommerce, Inc., a developer of software solutions for supply chain operations of manufacturers, distributors, buying groups and retailers of hard goods, in connection with its acquisition of PBEPRO, a provider of content and commerce support for the paint body & equipment and industrial products industries.