Jeffrey Andrew Bekiares

Jeffrey Andrew Bekiares

  • Business Law, Securities Law
  • Georgia
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Summary

Jeff Bekiares is an attorney with over seven years of experience in general corporate and securities law. He practiced law at a large Atlanta law firm for over six years before leaving large firm life to become the Co-founder, COO and General Counsel of SparkMarket, a Georgia based crowdfunding platform. He has worked with clients at a variety of stages: From start-ups to exchange listed public companies and specializes in entity formation, governance, contract drafting and capital raising. In addition to corporate formation and securities, Jeff is well versed in a wide variety of transactional matters, including asset purchase, sale and leasing transactions. Jeff has worked closely with regulators and experts in the state and national crowdfunding community to design capital raising campaigns (primarily "intrastate" Invest Georgia Exemption campaigns) that are compliant and safe for issuers and investors, and his company SparkMarket hosted the nation's first successful securities based crowdfunding campaign in the nation's history. He practices law with a philosophy based on the practical and affordable, for companies of all sizes.

Education
University of Florida
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: 5th in Class.
Activities: Law Review
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (2002) | International Studies
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Honors: Highest Distinction
Activities: Daily Illini
Professional Experience
Associate Attorney
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
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Associate Attorney in Corporate Department
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia # 076217
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Securities Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Crowdfunding
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Written
Contact & Map
Founders Legal
3423 Piedmont Rd., NE
Suite 555
Atlanta, GA 30305
USA
Telephone: (404) 537-3686 Ext. 803