Attorneys


Professional Summary

Yeshaya A. Larkin, or “Shai,” is an attorney in Procopio’s Business & Technology Practice Group.  Shai represents buyers, sellers, private equity firms and their portfolio companies in a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and joint ventures. Shai also represents startup companies in a range of corporate matters, including debt and equity financings, restructurings, recapitalizations, securities compliance matters, and general corporate matters. He represents early and late-stage companies in their full lifecycle, starting with entity formation, corporate governance matters, employment agreements and executive compensation packages. Shai assists companies in negotiating various services agreements, strategic partnership agreements, and licensing agreements, and regularly handles employee termination agreements and equity redemption agreements.

Representative Matters

Represent issuers of securities in Corporate Finance transactions:

Equity financings:

  • Series A Preferred Stock financing  ($3 million raised) and Series B Preferred Stock financing ($10 million raised) conducted by a MedTech company with Institutional Investors
  • Series A Preferred Unit  financing ($2.8 million raised) by a developers of aero-dynamic fairing products
  • Series A Preferred Unit financing ($5 million raised) and Series B Preferred Unit financing ($5 million raised) by a leading WealthTech startup
  • Series Seed Common Stock and Common Unit financings for a variety of startups typically in the $250K to$500K range

Debt Financings:

  • Convertible  Note financings for a variety of startups typically in the $250K to $1M range
  • Mezzanine and Senior debt financings in connection with leveraged buy-outs
  • Credit facilities backed by business assets

Joint Ventures:

  • Corporate formation, Operating/Shareholder Agreements and Equity Incentive Plans for a variety of businesses, including an executive recruiting firms, business consulting firms, cannabis businesses, interior design firms, a celebrity merchandising business, among others

Buy-side transactions:

  • Represented a Private Equity firm in a series of acquisitions involving manufacturing and aerospace buy-outs (leveraged and non-leveraged) ranging in value from $1 million to $30 million
  • Represented a Private Equity firm in its acquisition of a digital music magazine
  • Represented a cannabis industry startup in an acquisition of a synergistic business
  • Represented a WealthTech startup in an acquisition of a SAAS FinTech company for $7 million

Sell-side transactions:

  • Represented a Private Equity firm in dispositions of manufacturing and aerospace companies
  • Represented seller in the sale of a Registered Broker Dealer and Registered Investor Advisor firm
  • Represented owners in the sale of a private data company to a top tier publicly traded credit agency for $10 million
  • Represented shareholders of a U.S.-based subscription-based vacation rental company in a sale to a Europe-based competitor for $30 + million
  • Represented founder and sole shareholder in the sale of a private health insurance administration business to a public insurance company for $25 + million
  • Represented owner of a family-owned food service company in a sale to a publicly traded conglomerate for $30 + million

Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America® Ones to Watch 2022 (Entertainment and Sports Law)

Education

  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, May 2012
  • Bachelor of Religious Studies, Rabbinical College of America, Morristown, NJ, May 2008