The primary mission of Financial Poise™ is to provide reliable plain English business, financial, and legal education to individual investors, entrepreneurs, business owners, and executives, and to help trusted advisors do the same.
Vanessa J. Schoenthaler focuses her practice on corporate and securities matters with an emphasis on private and public securities transactions, compliance and disclosure obligations and corporate governance matters. Her clients rely on her deep experience navigating the complexities of both the public and private securities regulatory environment. She frequently contributes to publications such as IR Web Report, The Corporate Counselor, Buyouts and Transactional Advisors.
Vanessa’s corporate finance experience ranges from advising investors and development stage companies in early round financings to representing issuers and intermediaries in registered and exempt offerings of equity and debt securities. She has worked with foreign and domestic issuers on matters such as periodic and ongoing disclosure obligations, corporate governance practices, exchange listing standards, joint ventures, equity compensation arrangements, ESOP transactions and mergers, acquisitions and dispositions.
Vanessa counsels foreign and domestic sponsors, private funds and investment managers with regard to formation and operation, investment adviser registration, and periodic and ongoing disclosure obligations. She also guides her clients in structuring investments, complying with regulatory requirements (including under Section 13, Section 16 and Rule 144) and addressing insider trading issues.
Vanessa has authored and contributed to a number of articles related to current securities and regulatory matters. She moderates Financial Poise and West LegalEdcenter’s annual series on securities law
During law school, Vanessa served as Editor-in-Chief of the law review and worked as a student law clerk for the Honorable Nina Gershon of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.