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  • New York

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276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 708
New York 10001 United States

Committee Member

Noreen is a long term member of IR Global. In 2018, she won 'IR Member of the Year' as voted by members at the IR Annual Conference in London. She is now the Committee Member for the Commercial Group 2019.

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Biography

Noreen Weiss is an accomplished corporate and transactional lawyer and management advisor, with over 25 years’ experience advising the C-Suite, Boards of Directors, and investors on all manner of finance, commercial and transactional matters.  As a practicing lawyer in London, Tokyo and New York,  Noreen has spent her career focused on international work at the highest level of business and finance, with deep expertise in domestic and cross border finance and business structuring, corporate finance deals from seed and angel investments through to late state venture capital investments and Regulation D private offerings and IPOs, capital markets (global debt and equity offerings) and cross border business development transactions such as M&A and joint ventures.  She represents US and non-US start-ups and emerging companies, frequently as outside general counsel where she handles an array of commercial and operational issues including corporate governance and product licensing, and product and materials acquisition and distribution, in addition to assisting them with raising capital from angel investors and venture capital firms.  She also has a particular expertise assisting non-US businesses expand into the United States through subsidiaries, divisions or branch offices, and US businesses expanding abroad, and in representing private and family office, venture capital, and private equity investors. 

Industries:  Noreen represents clients from a broad spectrum of industries such as start-up and emerging technology companies in fintech including equity crowdfunding and platforms for the sale of securities over the Internet, software design, e-commerce, mobile telecommunications, and big data; multinational conglomerates in television and film; consumer products and retail; investment banks and banks.  She also provides US Securities Law advice to overseas investment funds.

Background: A former in-house counsel for Home Box Office (HBO), a Fortune 100 Company, Noreen understands the practical business challenges that executives face each and every day, and she brings this business-minded perspective to all her client matters. Additionally, her experience living and working for several years in London and Tokyo provides valuable insights when serving her international client base.

Firm Description

Our Proposition

We offer our clients a compelling combination of elite multi-national law firm and Fortune 100 Company in-house experience and expertise, an accessible and nimble style, and value for money. In short, top tier sophistication on a human scale.

Client Focus

We serve mid-market companies, start-ups and emerging companies, family offices, angel, VC, and private equity investors, and large companies for whom a large firm is overkill for the task at hand. We focus on overseas clients with US activities, companies expanding into or out of the US, domestic early stage companies, and investors.

Legal Services

MacDonald Weiss covers the core business-related practice areas: corporate, M&A, securities, finance, commercial, and tax. We also act as US – or global – outside general counsel, and with our extensive legal contacts within the US and around the world we can assemble the best global team our clients need to handle the job.

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