Jill T. BraunsteinPartner
Jill T. Braunstein practices in the firm’s Corporate, M&A and Securities Department and serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Closely-Held/Family Business Practice Group. Ms. Braunstein has over 20 years of experience specializing as a corporate and securities attorney, and acting as a trusted business advisor to public and private companies, business owners, entrepreneurs, investors, and private equity funds. She listens to clients’ needs and provides value-added advice that assists those clients with meeting their business goals.
Ms. Braunstein has significant experience representing middle market and start-up companies across an array of industries. She counsels businesses in all stages of their growth, commencing from their formation and early stages to representing them in connection with capital raising transactions, including private equity, debt, and venture capital transactions, and, ultimately, successful exists and mergers and acquisitions. Clients also turn to Ms. Braunstein as their outside legal counsel for advice on a wide variety of general corporate and commercial matters, including organizational structuring, board advisory and corporate governance, privacy issues, risk management, compensation arrangements, business succession planning, strategic partnerships, and other business matters. She also provides transaction-specific services with structuring, negotiating, and executing all types of contracts, such as operating agreements, shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements, securities/asset purchase agreements, employment agreements, confidentiality and non-competition agreements, and sales, licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreements.
Ms. Braunstein also has a deep understanding of financial markets and securities issues, with experience handling U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) periodic reporting and proxy requirements, Section 16 reporting, Rule 144 sales, and Regulation D exemptions. She helps clients navigate the rules and regulations of the SEC, NYSE and NASDAQ.
Fordham University School of Law, J.D.
Commentary Editor of Fordham Urban Law Journal
The George Washington University, B.A., summa cum laude
Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Co-Recipient, GWU Economics Achievement Award
Ms. Braunstein is admitted to practice in New York.
Ms. Braunstein serves on the Board of Directors of Pajama Program, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine for children to help them thrive, is a member of the Advisory Board of Cure Dystonia Now Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to advancing research for Dystonia, and is part of the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association’s Long Island Go Red for Women Luncheon. Ms. Braunstein also serves on the Long Island Committee of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) and is an active member of the Exit Planning Exchange (XPX), the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors (AM&AA), and the Middle Market Alliance Long Island (MMALI).