Attorneys

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Neil M. Kaufman, Managing Member


Neil M. Kaufman is the managing member of Kaufman & Associates, LLC.  He represents emerging growth, middle market and public companies and investment firms in  their corporate, securities, financing, borrowing, merger & acquisition and other legal matters. Mr. Kaufman is particularly well known for advising clients with respect to SEC regulation, public offerings, private placements and mergers & acquisitions, as well as all types of commercial contracts. 

Mr. Kaufman serves as:

  • Chairman of the Long Island Capital Alliance, a not-for-profit organization devoted to assisting emerging growth companies; 
  • Chairman of the Long Island Chapter of Financial Executives International;
  • Member of the Board of Trustees & Chairman of the Audit Committee of Two Roads Shared Trust, a collection of open-end alternative mutual funds; 
  • Member of the Board of Trustees & Chairman of the Audit Committee of Altegris KKR Commitments Master Fund, a closed-end private equity mutual fund.  

Mr. Kaufman formerly served as Chairman of the Board of a Nasdaq-listed technology company, and as Chairman of the Banking, Corporate & Securities Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association.

Mr. Kaufman received a:

  • J.D. from New York University School of Law (1984);
  • B.A. from Binghamton University (1981).  

He is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

Mr. Kaufman is a 2019 SuperLawyer.

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Sean J. McGowan, Associate

Mr. McGowan represents emerging growth, middle market and public companies and investment firms in  their corporate, securities, financing, borrowing, merger & acquisition and other legal matters. 

 

Mr. McGowan is a member of the Chaminade Long Island Businessmen’s Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, the Long Island Capital Alliance and serves as the Secretary of the Columbian Lawyer’s Association of Suffolk County.


Mr. McGowan received the Huntington Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals: Long Island’s Top 30 Young Professionals Award in May 2013 and authored an article titled A Delayed Search of an Automobile Makes for an Unconstitutional Seizure, published in the Touro Law Review May 2013.


Mr. McGowan received a

-J.D. summa cum laude  from Touro College in 2014, where he served as an editor of the Touro Law Review.

-B.S. magna cum laude from Adelphi University in 2011.

Mr. McGowan is admitted to practice law in the State of New York.

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Nicholas M. Lo Verde, Associate (pending admission)

  

Mr. Lo Verde assists the attorneys of the firm with various matters, including corporate, securities, financing, borrowing and merger & acquisition transactions, commercial contracts, research and other legal matters. 

Mr. Lo Verde received a

  • J.D. from Brooklyn Law in 2018,
  • B.A.  cum laude from State University of Cortland in 2015. n.




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Ira R. Hecht, Of Counsel

Mr. Hecht advises clients in connection with the creation, structuring, acquisition, financing, expansion of sale of privately-held and publicly-traded businesses, particularly technology and software companies and captive insurance companies. Mr. Hecht has extensive experience with taxation, software development and licensing, cybersecurity,  privacy law, internet law and intellectual property.

Mr. Hecht is a former partner and co-head of the Internet & Technology law practice group of McGuirre Woods LLP.

Mr. Hecht received a

  • J.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985. 
  • B.S. cum laude from University at Albany in 1982.

Mr. Hecht is admitted to practice law in the States of New York, New Jersey and Florida, and in the U.S. Tax Court.

Mr. Hecht is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Privacy Expert and an FAA-licensed pilot