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Daniel K. Donahue has more than 20 years of private practice experience in the corporate and securities areas, preceded by six years of experience as a staff attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Dan focuses his practice on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate law.

During his six years as a staff attorney with the SEC, Dan spent equal time in both the Division of Enforcement and the Division of Corporation Finance. In his private practice, Dan has securities and transactional experience with clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. His experience spans the representation of issuers and investment bankers in financing transactions, including initial public offerings, secondary offerings, private placements, venture capital financings and strategic alliances. He has regularly represented clients in mergers, acquisitions and dispositions of both public and private companies and advised management regarding fiduciary and disclosure obligations, preparing and negotiating transaction documentation and complying with corporate, securities and takeover laws.

Concentrations

  • General corporate law
  • Securities law compliance
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Corporate law and governance

Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented Lantern Pharma Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRN) in its $69 million follow-on offering.
  • Represented TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TFFP) in connection with its initial public offering.
  • Represented National Securities Corporation as underwriter and placement agent in multiple public and private offerings.
  • Represented Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETON) in connection with its initial public offering.
  • Represented Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) in connection with multiple follow-on and ATM offerings.
  • Represented Reven Housing REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVEN) in connection with its registered direct public offering and NASDAQ uplisting.
  • Represented Mobivity Holdings Corp. (OTC: MFON) in connection with multiple PIPE offerings and secondary registrations.
  • Represented Aqua Metals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AQMS) in connection with multiple follow-on and ATM offerings.
  • Represented Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) in connection with its initial public offering.
  • Represented Entertainment Gaming Asia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT) in connection with its public rights offering.
  • Represented Aqua Metals, Inc (NASDAQ: AQMS) in connection with its initial public offering.
  • Represented Sterne Agee & Leach, Inc. in connection with multiple private placements.
  • Represented Elixir Gaming Technologies, Inc. (AMEX: EGT) in connection with its $79 million PIPE transaction.
  • Represented multiple public and private issuers in connection with venture capital and private offerings of equity and debt securities.  
  • Represented Reven Housing REIT, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVEN) in connection with its sale to Pacific Oak Strategic Opportunity REIT, Inc.
  • Represented Entertainment Gaming Asia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EGT) in connection with its going private transaction.
  • Represented Flowrider, Inc. in connection with its acquisition of Wave Loch, LLC.
  • Represented BDO USA in connection its issuance of various fairness opinions.
  • Represented VendingData Corporation (AMEX: VNX) in connection with its sale of control to Melco International Development Limited (SEHK 200).
  • Represented Brien Holden Vision Institute in connection with multiple U.S. acquisitions and strategic investments.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2020-2021
  • Team Member, Corporate Board Member magazine and FTI Consulting Inc., one of "America’s Best Corporate Law Firms," 13th Annual Legal Industry Study, 2013
  • Rated, AV Preeminent® 5.0 out of 5

°AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM and Martindale-Hubbell NotableSM are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell® certification procedures, standards and policies.

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law
  • B.A., Economics, Creighton University
Admissions
  • California