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Justin R. Pollak is a partner in the Corporate Practice Group of Davis & Gilbert. He is involved in all aspects of the firm’s corporate practice with a focus on seed and venture capital financings. Mr. Pollak regularly represents venture capital and angel investors in transactions across a broad range of industries, including fintech, blockchain, fashion, social and digital media, enterprise software, network security and biotechnology.

Mr. Pollak also represents emerging and high growth companies in transactions through all stages of their development. He frequently advises on formation and governance matters, preferred stock and convertible debt investments, venture debt facilities, complex commercial transactions, founder liquidity events, employment matters and exit transactions.

In addition, Mr. Pollak serves as a “Crit” adviser in the Startup Studio Program at Cornell Tech and is an active member of the Red Bear Angels, an investment group focused on angel investments in start-up companies with ties to Cornell University.

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Pollak was a partner at Hand Baldachin & Associates LLP.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Represented lead investor in $6 million Series A financing of TodayTix, Inc.
  • Represented lead investor in $83 million Series B financing of Digital Ocean LLC.
  • Represented investor in $55 million convertible note financing of Fanduel Limited.
  • Represented Embed.ly, Inc. in its sale to A Medium Corporation.
  • Represented Sympoz, Inc. in its $230 million sale to Comcast Corporation.
  • Represented investor in $158 million Series C-1 financing of Bird Rides, Inc.
  • Represented ChartIQ, Inc., in its $17.4 million Series B financing.
  • Represented co-lead investor in a $100 million Series C financing of Selina Holding Company SE.
  • Represented lead investor in $17.5 million Series C-1 financing of Classy, Inc.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Demystifying PPP Forgiveness,” Viventium Webinar, May 21, 2020 

Ivory Forum, American Association of Advertising Agencies, May 20, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Latest Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness," D&G Corporate Alert, May 2020

Co-Author, "The Paycheck Protection Program “Necessity Certification” — The Review, Safe Harbor and Potential Penalties," D&G Corporate Alert, May 2020

Co-Author, "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to Appropriate Additional Funds for Small Business Loans," D&G Corporate Alert, April 2020

Author, "Paycheck Protection Program Update & Main Street Business Lending Program," D&G Presents, April 2020

Co-Author, "Main Street Business Lending Program Updates," D&G Corporate COVID-19 FAQ, April 2020

Co-Author, "Paycheck Protection Program Updates," D&G Corporate COVID-19 FAQS, April 2020

Co-Author, "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act: What You Need to Know," D&G Corporate Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)," D&G Memorandum, April 2020

Co-Author, "U.S. Federal Government Proposes Various Changes to SBA Loan Programs to Assist Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus," D&G Corporate Alert, March 2020

Co-Author, "Loan Programs Currently Provided by the SBA," D&G Memorandum, March 2020

Co-Author, "New York City to Provide Financial Assistance to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19," D&G Corporate Alert, March 2020

PRESS

Quoted, PR Week, "Small Agencies to Get Boost from NYC, Federal Economic Aid Packages," April 1, 2020

Featured, Law360, “Davis & Gilbert Lands VC, Fintech Pro from Hand Baldachin,” August 1, 2019

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Carpenter-Walsh Pro Bono Inn of Court

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Delaware

EDUCATION

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2008
Emory University Goizueta Business School, M.B.A., 2008
Cornell University, B.S., 2004


REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • Represented lead investor in $6 million Series A financing of TodayTix, Inc.
  • Represented lead investor in $83 million Series B financing of Digital Ocean LLC.
  • Represented investor in $55 million convertible note financing of Fanduel Limited.
  • Represented Embed.ly, Inc. in its sale to A Medium Corporation.
  • Represented Sympoz, Inc. in its $230 million sale to Comcast Corporation.
  • Represented investor in $158 million Series C-1 financing of Bird Rides, Inc.
  • Represented ChartIQ, Inc., in its $17.4 million Series B financing.
  • Represented co-lead investor in a $100 million Series C financing of Selina Holding Company SE.
  • Represented lead investor in $17.5 million Series C-1 financing of Classy, Inc.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Demystifying PPP Forgiveness,” Viventium Webinar, May 21, 2020 

Ivory Forum, American Association of Advertising Agencies, May 20, 2020

PUBLICATIONS

Co-Author, "Latest Guidance on Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness," D&G Corporate Alert, May 2020

Co-Author, "The Paycheck Protection Program “Necessity Certification” — The Review, Safe Harbor and Potential Penalties," D&G Corporate Alert, May 2020

Co-Author, "Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act to Appropriate Additional Funds for Small Business Loans," D&G Corporate Alert, April 2020

Author, "Paycheck Protection Program Update & Main Street Business Lending Program," D&G Presents, April 2020

Co-Author, "Main Street Business Lending Program Updates," D&G Corporate COVID-19 FAQ, April 2020

Co-Author, "Paycheck Protection Program Updates," D&G Corporate COVID-19 FAQS, April 2020

Co-Author, "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act: What You Need to Know," D&G Corporate Alert, April 2020

Co-Author, "Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)," D&G Memorandum, April 2020

Co-Author, "U.S. Federal Government Proposes Various Changes to SBA Loan Programs to Assist Small Businesses Affected by Coronavirus," D&G Corporate Alert, March 2020

Co-Author, "Loan Programs Currently Provided by the SBA," D&G Memorandum, March 2020

Co-Author, "New York City to Provide Financial Assistance to Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19," D&G Corporate Alert, March 2020

PRESS

Quoted, PR Week, "Small Agencies to Get Boost from NYC, Federal Economic Aid Packages," April 1, 2020

Featured, Law360, “Davis & Gilbert Lands VC, Fintech Pro from Hand Baldachin,” August 1, 2019

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS

Carpenter-Walsh Pro Bono Inn of Court

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York
Delaware

EDUCATION

Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2008
Emory University Goizueta Business School, M.B.A., 2008
Cornell University, B.S., 2004