Nixon Peabody LLP
Jeremy Wolk’s practice encompasses various business and corporate law matters, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, commercial transactions, strategic initiatives and intellectual property. His clients range from IP-centric startups to Fortune 150 corporations, which he counsels on acquisitions, divestitures, development, protection, monetization and inbound and outbound licensing of content and technology assets.
What do you focus on?
I am a transactional attorney focusing on the acquisition, divestiture, commercialization and utilization of companies, assets and market offerings. While diverse in nature, my clients tend to have core assets that are based in intellectual property, many of whom I have advised though the trials, tribulations and triumphs inherent to such companies. Prior to joining NP, I was the senior vice president, deputy general counsel and corporate secretary of iVillage Inc., a public company listed on the NASDAQ National Market acquired by NBC Universal, Inc. for $600 million. My experience leading buy, sale and business venture processes provides a unique insight into such transactions.
Mergers and Acquisitions
I assist clients with buying and selling companies and assets. My industry experience is broad in scope and scale from small manufacturers, software developers and food purveyors to international wine distributors, aviation services companies and media businesses.
I have vast experience in the inbound and outbound licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights in many industries including software, media, information technology, renewable energy, biotech and emerging technology. Through legal mechanisms I assist these companies with maximizing monetization and protection of these IP assets. I also advise on the services that often accompany the creation, maintenance or enhancement of intellectual property assets.
Commercial Transactions and General Counsel Activities
As a General Counsel of iVillage Inc. and NBC Universal, Inc., I spent seven years advising the company and its numerous foreign and domestic subsidiaries on day-to-day operational activities for their online, print and television offerings. As such, I have a unique understanding of the commercial activities and the demands of a general counsel and since joining NP have acted as external general counsel for clients with no legal department to assisting companies with legal departments the size of some law firms.
Equity Offerings and Financings
I represent a myriad of venture capitalists, private equity funds, financial institutions and issuers in securities offerings and financing activities. In addition to traditional debt and equity issuances and investments, I have advised IP-focused private equity funds with patent commercialization funding arrangements, international banks with commercial financings of film and television productions and major universities with venture investments.