Jay S. Rand is a partner and Co-Chair of the Corporate & Finance Group, and a member of the Technology Group. He is widely recognized as a leading advisor to emerging tech and tech-enabled companies and their investors.
Jay Rand has extensive experience advising on entity formation, corporate governance, venture capital and other types of financing. He also advises clients on M&A transactions, strategic partnerships and licensing arrangements. Jay’s practice focuses in particular on clients in high-growth industries, such as digital media, FinTech, software, health and life sciences, and consumer goods and technologies. He also represents venture capital funds, private equity funds, angel investors and accelerators in investment and other transactional matters.
Some of Mr. Rand’s most recent transactional representations include:
- a marketplace lending platform in a strategic equity financing;
- a leading provider of “know your customer” data compliance services in the sale of the company;
- a new media platform for architects in a Series A institutional venture round; and
- an online specialty foods store in a Series A investment round
Mr. Rand is a member of the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School, where he teaches a course in High-Growth Entrepreneurship. He is also a frequent speaker and author of articles on issues critical to emerging companies, entrepreneurs and investors.
He is admitted to practice in New York.
University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., 1987)
-Editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal
The Johns Hopkins University (B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1983)
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
PLI: Exit Strategies
June 1 2023
iGlobal Forum: 12th Independent Sponsors Summit
March 2 2022
SoDA Peer Discussion – ESO Schemes
Jay Rand is part of a peer discussion with SoDA members on employee stock option schemes.
November 17 2021
Gotham Media VC Forum
Jay Rand is a panelist during Gotham Media's VC Forum 2020. The forum brings together leaders in the world of venture capital for a discussion of what's hot and what entrepreneurs and investors can look forward to in the year ahead.
January 16 2020
Trends in Tech and Entertainment
October 29 2019
Venture Capital 2019: Nuts and Bolts
April 10 2019
PLI’s Venture Capital 2018
Jay Rand speaks on the panel “Venture Capital 2018 – Nuts and Bolts” at the Practising Law Institute in New York.
May 23 2018
news & press
Frankfurt Kurnit Represents Prodject LLC in its Sale to The Independents Group, Inc.
New York-based Prodject LLC (“Prodject”), the renowned creative agency specializing in brand strategy, design and execution for events and content in fashion, music, art, and popular culture, was acquired by The Independents Group, Inc., a global marketing and communications company. Read more.
Payment Protection Program Extended through August 8, 2020
On July 3rd, President Trump signed legislation extending the application deadline for the Paycheck Protection Program until August 8th. Read more.
PPP Application Process Updates
Here are two important news items for businesses participating in, or seeking to participate in, the Small Business Administration (SBA)’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Read more.
Small and Midsize Business Relief: New “Main Street Lending Program “Is on the Way
In our continuing effort to help clients leverage COVID-19-related federal assistance, we are tracking a new relief program due out soon from the Federal Reserve. The “Main Street Lending Program” will facilitate loans to small- and mid-size businesses that were considered to be in sound financial condition before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
PPP Loan Program Updates: Enactment of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Brings Forgiveness Period, Payroll Cost Threshold, Loan Maturity and Other Changes
The evolution of the PPP continues. On June 5, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress and includes many changes designed to provide more flexibility for PPP borrowers, was signed into law. Read more.
PPP Loan Program Updates: Additional Funding and Valuable “Safe Harbors”
The Frankfurt Kurnit Corporate Group continues to track developments in the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), adopted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). Read more.
PPP Loan Program Updates: Additional Funding and Additional Guidance
The Frankfurt Kurnit Corporate Group has been tracking developments in the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), adopted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”). In this alert we highlight some key developments since our last update. Read more.
CARES Act: Calculating Employee Headcount Under SBA “Affiliation Rules”
The recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) created a program called the Paycheck Protection Program (the “PPP”), which makes certain loans available to small businesses. Read more.
Strategic Alliances for Entrepreneurs
The New York Stock Exchange and Caxton Business & Legal Publishers published Jay Rand’s article, Structuring a Strategic Alliance, in their new book, The Entrepreneur’s Roadmap — from Concept to IPO. View Article
Jay Rand in Penn Law Journal
Jay Rand in Johns Hopkins Magazine
Jay S. Rand Joins Frankfurt Kurnit as Co-Chair of the Corporate & Finance Group
March 9, 2016 New York, N.Y. - Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz, PC has added Jay S. Rand as a partner and co-chair of the firm’s Corporate & Finance Group. Read more.