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Senwan H. AkhtarSenwan H. Akhtar, Counsel in the firm’s Corporate and Real Estate Departments, is the Special Editor of the August 2021 issue of New Jersey Lawyer magazine, a publication of the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). In her capacity as Special Editor, Ms. Akhtar selected authors and article topics for the issue, edited the articles, and generally worked with authors from the initial conceptual stages through the publication of the issue.

The August issue covers topics that arise in venture capital and private equity and features seven articles covering a wide range of related issues. The articles include a discussion of the latest changes to the model legal documents published by the National Venture Capital Association, and an analysis of convertible notes and Simple Agreements for Future Equity (SAFE). One author discusses the challenges in accessing capital faced by diverse entrepreneurs and how New Jersey is playing an active role in closing that funding gap. The issue incorporates timely discussions on the impact of COVID-19 on mergers and acquisitions transactions. Also included is an article on legal and practical issues related to private equity investment in healthcare.

Greenbaum co-managing partner W. Raymond Felton, who chairs the firm’s Corporate Department, contributed an article on the use of earnouts in mergers and acquisitions transactions.

Ms. Akhtar has served on the editorial board of New Jersey Lawyer since 2011.  The magazine is the NJSBA’s award-winning professional journal, delivered bimonthly to members. Each issue focuses on a particular area of substantive law, showcasing informative articles by authorities in the field.

Ms. Akhtar serves as outside general counsel to middle-market businesses and handles mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and general corporate matters. She also represents clients on the sale, acquisition, leasing and financing of commercial properties. Her clients include privately held companies, institutional lenders, manufacturers, real estate developers and property owners.