Ari Edelman - McDermott Will & Emery


Ari Edelman focuses his practice on capital markets, including special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), initial public offerings (IPOs) and other public and private equity offerings. Ari also has a wealth of experience advising public companies in their reporting obligations, corporate governance matters and other corporate matters. Ari has represented issuers, target companies, underwriters and placement agents in approximately 100 closed capital markets transactions. Ari is a highly sought-after advisor with respect to SPAC transactions in particular.

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  • Representing North Atlantic Acquisition Corporation in its $1.3B de-SPAC acquisition of TeleSign
  • Represented FTAC Emerald Acquisition, underwritten by Goldman Sachs, in its initial public offering
  • Represented Athena Technology Acquisition Corp., an all women-led special purpose acquisition company, underwritten by Citigroup, in its US $250 million initial public offering

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Fordham University School of Law, JD, 2005
Yeshiva University, BA, summa cum laude, 2000

New York