Ernest Stern’s Corporate and Securities practice includes the representation of public and private emerging companies, many of which are technology based. Ernest assists these clients in their growth plan through venture financing in the form of private placements with high net worth individuals, institutional venture capital, PIPE investments, and IPOs.
Recently, Ernest handled one of the first 20 confidential IPO filings under the JOBS Act for an emerging growth company and served as underwriters’ counsel for a successful IPO of a company that listed on NASDAQ. Additionally, he advises companies in cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, and he has extensive experience in advising on SEC and NASD compliance issues.
Awards & Recognitions
- The Legal 500 2011, Recommended for Mergers, Acquisitions & Buyouts: M&A National Middle Market
- SmartCEO Magazine Legal Elite 2010
Selected Presentations & Publications
- Thomson Reuters; Aspatore, Co-Author, “Representing Emerging Technology Companies: Leading Lawyers on Guiding Businesses and Investors Through the Tech Start-Up Process (Inside the Minds),” April 1, 2014
- Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA), Speaker, “A Practical Guide to SEC Comment Letters,” April 2011
When not practicing law, Ernie is an avid squash, tennis and skiing enthusiast! He also volunteers his time as a member of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC.