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Josh Kaufman


Co-Chair, Capital Markets and Public Company Advisory Practice

Latin America Practice Group Leader for Capital Markets

"My clients turn to me as a trusted advisor for their most critical financing and corporate transactions."


Josh Kaufman is a commercially oriented corporate counselor who advises high-growth businesses on financing pathways, strategic development and transformational transactions. He specializes in cross-border matters, having advised leading innovative companies in the United Kingdom, the Nordics, Continental Europe and Israel. Mr. Kaufman represents US and foreign private issuers and underwriters, primarily in the life sciences, technology and REIT/Mortgage REIT sectors, in a wide variety of public offerings and private placements. He has advised on more than 200 financing transactions with an aggregate value in excess of $100 billion. Mr. Kaufman represents clients before the Securities and Exchange Commission, and advises on corporate governance, general corporate and commercial matters.

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  • Advised underwriting syndicates in the first dual listings of Danish and Swedish companies in the United States
  • Advised a New York biotech in its US$40 million IPO and numerous follow-on offerings
  • Advised an underwriting syndicate on a UK pharmaceutical company's US$380 million IPO
  • Advised a national restaurant chain in its US$140 million primary offering and US$75 million at-the-market (ATM) offering
  • Advised the sales agents on a $1.0 billion ATM for an agency residential mortgage REIT
  • Advised a UK-listed biotech in its transition to Nasdaq and numerous follow-on offerings
  • Advised on four technology and healthcare IPOs out of Israel aggregating US$1.2 billion
  • Advised a national shopping center REIT on a $950 million IPO
  • J.D., Columbia Law School 2002
  • M.B.A., Columbia Business School 2002
  • A.B., Harvard University 1998

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Mr. Kaufman served as partner at one AmLaw 100 law firm and prior to that as counsel at another AmLaw 100 law firm. He previously worked as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers, focused on corporate financings and leveraged buyouts.