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Paul Z. Rothstein

Paul Z. Rothstein

Partner

Atlantic Station
201 17th Street NW
Suite 1700
Atlanta, GA 30363
paul.rothstein@nelsonmullins.com

Paul is co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies practice.  Paul’s practice focuses representing emerging and growth stage companies in corporate and financing matters, with a particular emphasis on venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions, in the technology, life sciences, financial, and healthcare industries from formation through exit. Additionally, Paul regularly represents venture capital...

Paul is co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies practice.  Paul’s practice focuses representing emerging and growth stage companies in corporate and financing matters, with a particular emphasis on venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions, in the technology, life sciences, financial, and healthcare industries from formation through exit. Additionally, Paul regularly represents venture capital firms and angel investors in their investments in technology companies. 

Paul also serves as outside general counsel to his clients, leading teams of Nelson Mullins attorneys to provide day-to-day legal and strategic advice on issues including intellectual property, software licensing and SaaS, data security and privacy, among others.  

Paul serves on the Recruiting and Selection Committee for Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest venture capital conference, and served as the 2021 Chair. 

Paul is IFLR1000 USA ranked for mergers and acquisitions since 2018.

Paul Z. Rothstein

firms and angel investors in their investments in technology companies. 

Paul also serves as outside general counsel to his clients, leading teams of Nelson Mullins attorneys to provide day-to-day legal and strategic advice on issues including intellectual property, software licensing and SaaS, data security and privacy, among others.  

Paul serves on the Recruiting and Selection Committee for Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest venture capital conference, and served as the 2021 Chair. 

Paul is IFLR1000 USA ranked for mergers and acquisitions since 2018.

Paul is co-chair of the firm’s Emerging Companies practice.  Paul’s practice focuses representing emerging and growth stage companies in corporate and financing matters, with a particular emphasis on venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions, in the technology, life sciences, financial, and healthcare industries from formation through exit. Additionally, Paul regularly represents venture capital... firms and angel investors in their investments in technology companies. 

Paul also serves as outside general counsel to his clients, leading teams of Nelson Mullins attorneys to provide day-to-day legal and strategic advice on issues including intellectual property, software licensing and SaaS, data security and privacy, among others.  

Paul serves on the Recruiting and Selection Committee for Venture Atlanta, the Southeast’s largest venture capital conference, and served as the 2021 Chair. 

Paul is IFLR1000 USA ranked for mergers and acquisitions since 2018.

Experience

Following is a selected sampling of matters and is provided for informational purposes only. Past success does not indicate the likelihood of success in any future matter.

Experience

  • Startups and emerging growth companies from formation, early stage and growth financings, to exit
  • Angel and venture capital funds in seed, venture and growth investments in technology companies 
  • Representation of private equity and strategic buyers and sellers in M&A transactions.
  • General business and corporate transactions
  • General outside counsel services advising on day-to-day operational and corporate matters, including entity formation, capitalization issues, equity compensation, and customer and vendor contracts

Representative Matters

  • Represented consumer fintech company in multiple equity financings totaling over $500 million
  • Represented public technology company in $140 million acquisition of technology company
  • Represented a healthcare expense management solution company in its sale to a healthcare payment platform
  • Represented cloud managed services company in $100 million sale transaction to private-equity backed acquiror
  • Represented minority owner in connection with $2 billion private equity transaction 
  • Represented life sciences company in $14 million Series Seed financing
  • Represented health IT company in recapitalization and financing transaction
  • Represented a digital health company dedicated to oncology, in connection with strategic investments from a private equity firm
  • Represented cloud supply chain company in $120 million Series D financing
  • Represented consumer insurtech company in $30 million Series B financing
  • Represented music marketing business in its sale to strategic acquiror
  • Represented medical device company in its sale to strategic acquiror
  • Represented university spinout in formation, licensing transaction, and early stage financing

Previous Professional Experience

  • Worked as an associate at another law firm where he practiced in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, and securities and corporate finance

Educational Activities

  • Study abroad – People's Republic of China

Education

  • University of Georgia School of Law, JD, cum laude (2009)
    • Editorial Board, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
    • Woodruff Law Scholarship
  • University of Georgia, Terry College of Business, BBA, International Business, magna cum laude (2006)

Admissions

  • Alabama
  • Georgia

Practice Areas

Industries

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