Prof. Seth C. Oranburg, Esq.
Attorney and Professor Seth C. Oranburg teaches Contracts Law, Business Associations and Corporate Finance at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Franklin Pierce School of Law. He also directs the Program on Business, Organization, and Markets at the Classical Liberal Institute at the New York University (NYU) School of Law. Attorney Oranburg joined the Stead & Associates team in early 2023 as Of Counsel where he now provides transactional services related to venture capital and other start-up transactions.
Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Oranburg practiced venture capital transactions and provided corporate governance advice to start-ups as a Corporate Attorney at Fenwick & West, LLP. Prior to Fenwick & West, Attorney Oranburg provided antitrust counsel as a paralegal and then an Associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP. Attorney Oranburg graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, with honors, in 2011.
Attorney Oranburg produces two academic symposiums each year which are published in journals such as The Business Lawyer, the Iowa Journal of Corporation Law and the NYU Journal of Law & Business. He published his book, The Social Investor: How History, Technology, and Legal Regulation Impact the Future of Finance, in 2021. He has also been featured on The Legal Impact podcast at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law.
In 2024, Attorney Oranburg will debut his new course, “Transactional Legal Practice – Simulating the Startup,” which leverages his practice experience and doctrinal knowledge of myriad law related to representing a start-up.
- Represented Strikingly, Inc. in $6M Series A Financing by Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Represented Unity Software in its Acquisition of Finland-Based Applifier
- Represented Lending Club in Acquisition of Springstone Financial
- Represented Corium International in its Initial Public Offering for $52M
- Represented Strikingly, Inc. in its Series Seed Fundraising
- Represented Rhythm New Media in its Acquisition by Blinkx PLC for $58.5M
- Represented Synaptics in its Acquisition of Validity Sensors for $255M
- Represented Appirio in its Acquisition of Top Coder
- Represented Jama Software in $18M Round of Funding
- Represented Modria in $5M Series A Financing
- Represented Webcollage in its Acquisition by Answers
- Represented Science Media LLC in Equity Investment
- Represented Strikingly, Inc. in Incorporation and Convertible Note Financing
- Represented Nextdoor in $21.5M Investment
- Represented McKesson in its Acquisition of MedVentive
Law Review Publications
- Securities Regulation and Social Media, Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
- Encouraging Entrepreneurship and Innovation through Regulatory Democratization, San Diego Law Review
- Unbundling Employment Rights: Flexible Benefits for a New Economy, Drexel Law Review
- Hyperfunding: Regulating Financing Innovation, Colorado Law Review
- The Gig Economy, Smart Contracts, and the Disruption of Traditional Work, Journal of Legal Studies
- A Place of Their Own: Crowds in the New Market for Equity Crowdfunding, Minnesota Law Review
- Democratizing Startups, Rutgers University Law Review
- Bridgefunding: Crowdfunding and the Market for Entrepreneurial Finance, Cornell Journal of Law
- A Little Birdie Said: How Twitter is Disrupting Shareholder Activism, Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law
- Blockchain – Not Bitcoin – Represents the Next Step in Financial Evolution and Beyond, Oxford Business Law Blog
- Hyperfunding is the Harbinger of New Corporate Finance, Oxford Business Law Blog
- The Gender Equity Gap, Oxford Business Law Blog
- A Place of Their Own: Crowds in the New Market for Equity Crowdfunding, Oxford Business Law Blog
- The Missing Piece that Could Hold Back Equity Crowdfunding, The Wall Street Journal
- Oranburg on Crowdfunding, IIT Chicago-Kent Faculty Blog
- Crowdfunding Rebooted: Its Not Just for Startups Anymore, GoodCrowd.info
- Getting High, Battling Trolls, and Killing Zombies – Legally, AboveTheLaw.com
- The Law and Economics of the Series A Gap, CLS Blue Sky Blog
- How Twitter is Disrupting Shareholder Activism, CLS Blue Sky Blog