Professionals

Jeffrey W. Berkman, Esq., LL.M.

Personal Information

  • Positon: Founding Partner
  • Practice Area: Corporate & Securities
  • Phone: 516-599-0888
  • Email: jberkman@frblaw.com

Professional Experience

Jeff focuses his practice on corporate and securities law matters.  Jeff represents entrepreneurs, domestic and international companies, closely-held businesses, family offices, investors, and not-for-profit organizations in connection with business structuring, domestic and cross-border transactions, mergers & acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, secured financing, joint ventures, investment fund structuring, securities law matters, commercial transactions/contracts, and a wide-variety of other business law matters.

Jeff has practiced law for thirty years, working with entrepreneurs, investors, companies, investment funds, and joint ventures in various industries, including venture capital, private equity, technology, Internet, telecommunications, healthcare, food services, retail, fashion, management consulting, manufacturing, engineering,  goods and services providers, professional practices, entertainment/film, and emerging media.  Jeff was previously General Counsel of a multimillion dollar venture capital firm with operations in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.  He has served on the Board of Directors of both public and private companies. Jeff was a Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Rodger Miner (dec.), 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

Jeff is an Adjunct Professor at Touro College – Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, teaching Drafting Commercial Documents (and previously Business Organizations II).  He is a lecturer for continuing legal education classes and a presenter at a variety of seminars and business workshops.

Education

  • New York Law School — J.D.
  • New York University School of Law — LL.M.
  • Middlebury College — B.A. (cum laude), Political Science; with a concentration in Mandarin Chinese

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York

Publications

Additional Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese

Areas of Concentration

  • Corporate and Securities – Corporate Counsel
  • Corporate and Securities – Mergers and Acquisitions

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