Mr. Cannella’s experience includes, among other areas, the following:

  • Representing issuers, underwriters and placement agents in private placements and public offerings, including initial and secondary public offerings of securities.
  • Representing clients in acquisitions and dispositions, including transactions requiring compliance with securities laws, leverage buyouts, and reverse acquisitions.
  • Structuring and documenting complex joint ventures for real estate and other business transactions organized by mature businesses to advance mutual business and investment objectives.
  • Representing clients from their initial private placement through their public offering and successful listing on a US exchange.
  • Handling all aspects of clients’ businesses including the negotiation and documentation of employment agreements with senior executives, the selection of Board Members and the negotiation and documentation of acquisition and licensing agreements involving intellectual property and other assets.

Sample Clients

Mr. Cannella has represented clients engaged in diverse business, including:

  • Movie exhibition
  • Technology
  • Beverages
  • Internet
  • General retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Real estate


  • State of New York (1978)