Alexander Ravski is an associate with Foley & Lardner LLP, based in the firm’s San Francisco office, where he is a member of the firm’s Transactions Practice. Alex practices corporate law, which includes advising emerging companies on general corporate due diligence matters, equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions and more recently NFT/blockchain related projects. Alex’s clients include first time founders and seasoned entrepreneurs, ranging from domestic companies to foreign founders in countries such as Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, India, New Zealand and Korea. Alex leverages his diverse background to value add to his clients on a variety of legal and business aspects. Alex regularly counsels his clients and interacts with his clients’ LPs and investors, managing risk exposure and counseling on deal terms to achieve a client friendly solution.
Prior to working at Foley, Alex was a corporate associate with a law firm where he worked closely with innovative, early-stage and emerging high-growth companies on general corporate transactional matters. Alex’s corporate practice involved drafting and reviewing incorporation documents, offer letters, board minutes, option plans, consents and actions and state filings. He prepared pro forma and capitalization tables, reviewed and drafted stock purchase agreements, investment rights agreements, term sheets, convertible notes, SAFEs and other equity financing documents. He also obtained experience in mergers and acquisitions while reviewing and drafting disclosure schedules, conducting due diligence and managing external counsel on various employment, intellectual property, securities and tax matters.
Alex served as corporate counsel to domestic and European emerging growth companies. In this role, he worked on corporate due diligence, scalability, data privacy and compliance matters, drafted and negotiated technology and commercial agreements and advised on IoT, product development, incorporation and registration issues.
Alex was also a securities, regulatory & compliance affairs associate for B. Riley, Financial, Inc., a national leading, diversified financial services provider, where he collaborated closely with cross-functional teams across the United States, stakeholders and executives to achieve legal, business and compliance solutions. He researched and ensured compliance with regulations such as GDPR, BSA, GLBA, FinCEN and Blue Sky laws. He standardized investment banking pitch decks, disclosures and marketing collateral per SEC advertising rules and drafted a number of new company policies and guidelines to support legal, marketing, sales and compliance. He also prepared and filed quarterly and annual reports and forms (PF, ADV, 8-K, 10-K, 10-Q, 13 (D, F, G), etc.) and identified issues related to AML, red flags, insider trading and conflict-of-interest rules.