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.
The Johns Hopkins University (BA, Phi Beta Kappa, 1983)
University of Pennsylvania Law School (JD, 1987)
- Editor of the Comparative Labor Law Journal
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
Past Speaking Engagements
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
news & press
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.