Meet Samuel Effron

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Here’s the beauty of working with start-ups: I get to collaborate with people who see things from fresh perspectives. Add technical genius and entrepreneurial drive to a creative mindset, and you get an innovator who may have what it takes to launch a big idea in the world, where it could topple the status quo. We provide guidance, insight, and tools to help make that happen. We can help you identify opportunities for growth and then help you make the most of them. That’s gratifying work. And it leads to rewarding professional relationships. At every step, we flag legal considerations that could make a big difference. At the company formation stage, you could grant yourself legal rights that will help you hold onto your company as you attract investors. If not today, then soon, you’ll need to identify key sources of funding. I can work with you to raise new capital through private placements, an initial public offering, a strategic sale. I’ve handled these and other corporate transactions for tech-based companies in a variety of industries: software and high tech, fintech and financial services, clean and green tech, biotech, video gaming, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, consumer electronics, media, e-commerce, and others. Surprise me – and disrupt the market – with your big idea. I’m here to help.     

Professional details

  • Member, Mintz Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice

  • New York Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Securities & Corporate Finance (2011 – 2017)


  • JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

  • BS, Wesleyan University


Fun facts:
I played guitar on an Ethiopian hip-hop album; I trained in Brazil with masters of capoeira (a Brazilian martial art); I worked on the Al Pacino movie, “The Devil’s Advocate”; and I was the project manager on Sting’s very first website.

If I weren’t a lawyer, I would be … 
the owner and chief sandwich builder at a farm-to-table sandwich shop/record store. 

The most unusual thing in my office is …
a life-size (and quite terrifying) ceramic bust of Wolverine that was given to me by my first mentor at Mintz. It reminds me every day to be tenacious.

Here are some of the companies I’ve helped to grow and thrive:

  • 300 Entertainment

  • FloDesign Sonics

  • Temerity Media

  • The Light Phone

  • Conduce

  • EEVO

  • Quip

  • SharesPost 100 Fund

  • RoofStock

  • ValueStream

Connect with Samuel on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter at @SamEffron.

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