Alon Y. Kapen is a corporate transactional lawyer who focuses on representing entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and early stage investors in a wide range of entrepreneurial and strategic transactions. He counsels entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in the formation of business entities, structuring agreements among founders, negotiation of capital-raising transactions, compliance with securities laws, negotiation of technology license agreements, structuring employee incentive arrangements, structuring of crowdfunding, Regulation A and initial coin offerings, and development of effective corporate governance. Alon represents academic entrepreneurs spinning out of universities and other research institutions. He also guides investors in the organization of private investment funds, the negotiation of various stages of equity, debt, and convertible funding transactions and the planning and implementation of exit strategies.
A trusted adviser to mature companies as well, Alon assists venture-backed companies in navigating layers of overlapping investors’ rights. He also counsels SEC reporting companies and special committees regarding strategic transactions, compliance with federal and state securities laws and rules, self-regulatory organization rules, public offerings and other SEC registrations, corporate governance, and specialized areas of securities practice such as takeover preparedness, proxy contests, and other activist shareholder initiatives. He represents private business enterprises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and spinoffs as well as private equity fund organizers and managers in the formation and funding of venture capital funds, hedge funds, real estate funds, and funds-of-funds.
Alon is a recognized thought leader and highly sought-after speaker. He is the editor of and chief contributor to New York Venture Hub, a blog focused on issues that are important to high-growth entrepreneurs and investors and the professionals who advise them. Alon has been widely quoted in print and digital publications, law journals and Wikipedia.
- Brandeis University
- Cornell Law School
Affiliations & Appointments
- Middle Market Alliance of Long Island, Board Member
- COMETS (startup mentoring), Member, Board of Directors
- College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook, Member, Dean’s Council
- Long Island Technology Hall of Fame, Member, Steering Committee
- Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) New York, Former Chairman, Long Island Division
- American Jewish Committee, Board Member, Past President – LI Chapter
- Cornell Law Review, Former Editor