PRACTICESBanking and Finance
Corporate and Securities
Consumer Financial Services Litigation and Compliance
EDUCATIONNew York University, B.S., 1991
Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1995
- 1996, New York
Care Obligations of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers08/23/2023
Earlier this year, the SEC staff issued a bulletin setting forth standards of conduct for broker-dealers and investment advisers with respect to their respective care obligations when providing investment advice and recommendations to retail investors (the “Bulletin”).
Warshaw Burstein Joins IR Global07/31/2023
Warshaw Burstein, LLP today announced it has joined IR Global, a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides legal, accountancy, and financial advice to companies and individuals around the world.
Warshaw Burstein Represents Nexalin in International Joint Venture06/07/2023
Corporate partners Martin Siegel, Steve Semian, and Jason Diener represented Nexalin Technology, Inc. in the creation of a formalized joint venture arrangement with Wider Come Limited.
SEC Announces 2023 Examination Priorities03/29/2023
On February 7, 2023, the SEC’s Division of Examinations announced its examination priorities for 2023. Examination priorities are released annually and provide investors and registrants with transparency into those areas that DOE believes bring heightened risks to investors, registrants and to the integrity of the U.S. capital markets.
Warshaw Burstein Promotes Corporate Attorney Steve Semian to Equity Partner03/06/2023
Litigator Maxwell Rubin Promoted to Counsel
Warshaw Burstein Represents Virginia-Based Owner of Property in Hip North Capitol Hill Neighborhood of Denver, Colorado01/24/2023
The WBNY team led by Michael Zukerman, of counsel in the Real Estate Group, which included Chaya Shafran, counsel, and corporate partners Brian Daughney and Stephen Semian, represented Virginia-based owner in the refinancing of the former Temple Emanuel building in the North Capitol Hill area of Denver.
Client Alert: SEC Broadens Accredited Investor Definition Expanding Access to Capital Markets09/09/2020
On August 26, 2020, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted amendments to the “accredited investor” definition in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, that update and improve the accredited investor definition. The purpose of the amendments is to better identify investors that have sufficient knowledge and expertise to participate in investment opportunities that do not have the rigorous disclosure and procedural requirements and related investor protections, provided by registration under the Securities Act. The amendments are substantially as proposed by the SEC on December 18, 2019.
The Cares Act Amended: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 20206/9/2020
If you have already received a PPP loan, the PPP Flexibility Act will not allow you to apply for or receive a second loan. With respect to loans applied for after enactment of the PPP Flexibility Act, although the covered period has been extended to 24 weeks, there has been no change to the maximum loan amount that can be borrowed under the PPP - it remains 2.5 times a borrower's one-month average payroll cost, as determined under the existing PPP application.
Warshaw Burstein sponsored a program for the Columbia Business School Alumni Association of New York about investing and working with fintech companies, "Alternative Lending: How This Fintech industry is Changing Access to Capital." Click here for a program summary.03/19/2018
Partners Lori Anne Czepiel, Marilyn Selby Okoshi and Steve Semian, and Counsel Kyle Taylor, attended the panel program, which featured senior executives from Warshaw clients and contacts such as ShopKeep, Kashable, Silicon Valley Bank, Zelkova Ventures and Barron's.
Partners Lori Anne Czepiel, Steve Semian and Thomas Filardo, along with Counsel Kyle Taylor, authored “Lending and Taking Security in the United States: Overview.”03/14/2018 | Practical Law
Published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law Company as part of its Global Guide on Finance series, the article provides a high-level overview of the lending market, forms of security over assets, special purpose vehicles in secured lending, quasi-security, negative pledge, guarantees and loan agreements. It also covers creation and registration requirements for security interests; problem assets over which security is difficult to grant; risk areas for lenders; structuring the priority of debt; debt trading and transfer mechanisms; agent and trust concepts; enforcement of security interests and borrower insolvency; cross-border issues on loans; taxes; and proposals for reform.
The Thomson Reuters Practical Law Company Global Guide Series covers all business law areas across all major economies. Global Guides are written by leading lawyers and provide high level overviews of key regulatory laws in different jurisdictions with detailed practical overviews of legislation and developments.
To request a copy of “Lending and Taking Security in the United States: Overview” please click here.