Bar & Court Admissions
- State Bar of New York
- State Bar of New Jersey
- State Bar of Connecticut
- District of Columbia
New York Law School, JD
University of Iowa, BA
Megan J. Penick
Megan Penick is a partner in M&R’s New York office and the firm's Public Securities Chair. A general corporate and securities lawyer and business and corporate governance consultant, Megan brings nearly 20 years of experience to her practice and is sought after for her work guiding private companies through the process of going public.
Megan is also known for helping public companies meet their SEC filing and disclosure requirements. In addition, she represents issuers and underwriters in the sale of equity and debt securities, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance matters.
A niche area of Megan’s practice includes working with entrepreneurs, start-ups, small-cap and mid-sized ventures as outside general counsel, assisting these clients in all aspects of their corporate legal development. In this capacity, she handles a range of transactions, including those involving initial public offerings and uplisting issues (whether to NASDAQ or NYSE), as well as Regulation A+ offerings, the preparation and filing of quarterly and annual reports, proxy statements, current reports on Form 8-K, and registration statements.
In terms of her clientele, Megan represents both private and NASDAQ-listed companies in the education, cannabis, biotech, and pharmaceutical spaces, among many others. Some of her recent representative matters on behalf of these clients include:
(1) Representing iPower Inc. (Nadsaq:IPW) in a bridge offering followed by an initial public offering and Nasdaq listing, as well as ongoing SEC reporting matters;
(2) Representing Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq:BOXL) in ongoing SEC reporting and corporate governance matters, along with multiple public offerings on Forms S-1 and S-3;
(3) Representing issuers in Regulation A+ public offerings; and
(4) Representing investment banks underwriting initial public offerings and follow-on offerings.
From time-to-time Megan represents China-based companies in public and private offerings as well. On behalf of these foreign entities, Megan has also completed reverse mergers into publicly-traded U.S. companies and advised on NASDAQ listing, financing and SEC-related matters. No doubt, her ability to communicate in Mandarin certainly came in handy in these transactions.
Corporate Transactional: Represents NASDAQ-listed issuers in general corporate and securities matters.
Note Offering: Represented NASDAQ-listed education technology company relative to $22M note offering.
Private Placement: Represented wireless communications systems developer in connection with the private placement of $6M in common stock.
Private Placement: Represented pharmaceutical company in private placement of up to $10M in equity securities.
Public Offering: Represented NASDAQ-listed education technology company in $11.5M underwritten offering of its Class A Common Stock, pursuant to a registration statement on S-1.
Public Offering: Represented NASDAQ-listed education technology company in $34.5M underwritten public offering of its Class A Common Stock, pursuant to the take down of a shelf-registration statement on Form S-3.
Stock Offerings: Represented issuer in successful Regulation A+ offering of up to $50M of common stock.
- February 22, 2022
- Corporate Counsel, December 29, 2020
- High Times, September 30, 2019
- A Recap of the US-China Trade Conflict TimelineApril 2018
- China Adopts Rules to Lure Innovative Overseas-Listed Companies Back to China's Stock ExchangesApril 2018
- SEC Chairman Issues Statement on Cryptocurrencies and SEC Halts Munchee Token SaleDecember 2017
- SEC Assembles Cyber Unit to Target Cyber-Related MisconductOctober 2017
- An Update on Cybersecurity Law Enforcement in ChinaOctober 2017
- China Introduces Its First Investment Dispute Arbitration Rules as ICSID AlternativeSeptember 2017
- China State Council Issues Guidelines on Overseas InvestmentsAugust 2017
- An Overview of China’s New Cybersecurity LawAugust 2017
Past Speaking Engagements
- Diamond Equity Research and Veyo PartnersNew York City, New York, April 28, 2020
- Blockchain and the LawConsensus 2019New York, New York, May 2019
- International Business LawNew York Institute for Business & FinanceNew York, New York, June 2017
- Crypto Wars Continue: The SEC Takes a Stand on Asset Classification February 18, 2022
- Proxy Wars: Climate, Diversity Among Top Considerations for Institutional Investors January 24, 2022
- SPACs: Their Current Status and the Future of Regulation November 16, 2021
- Nasdaq’s New Board Diversity Rule August 10, 2021
- NFTs Are All the Rage. They May Also Raise Some Legal Red Flags May 12, 2021
- Corporate Risk Disclosures in the Wake of the 2020 Election February 27, 2021
- SEC Approves Amendments to Nasdaq and NYSE Continued Listing Requirements Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic April 24, 2020
- SEC Announces Temporary Regulatory Relief for Market Participants Affected by Coronavirus March 31, 2020
- SEC Relaxes Federal Proxy Rules for Annual Meetings March 24, 2020