Jay Valinsky’s concentration throughout his professional career has been and continues to be in the areas of corporate and securities transactions, including but not limited to public offerings under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, private placements, public company filings under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance matters, internal investigations and broker-dealer issues. His practice has included a wide range of public and private company clients offering various products and services, as well as individuals pertaining to various corporate and securities related matters.
Mr. Valinsky also provides legal consulting services to corporate and securities litigators whose clients are the subject of SEC and/or other federal or state securities regulatory investigations and litigation matters.
He has provided expert witness testimony in several state administrative proceedings pertaining to federal and state securities registration matters as well as in federal district court pertaining to certain corporate law matters.
Mr. Valinsky also serves as an arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
He is admitted to practice in the States of Florida (January 1987) and New York (September 1980).
Mr. Valinsky is Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated: AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.
From March 1980 through February 1986, Mr. Valinsky was associate general counsel for Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., New York, NY. In March 1986, he joined Atlas, Pearlman & Trop, P.A., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was a senior associate from 1986 through 1989 and then became a partner in such firm. In early 1993, Mr. Valinsky joined as a partner in the start-up of the firm Kipnis Tescher Lippman Valinsky & Kain, P.A. in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where he continued his practice through December 2004. At that time, he joined as a partner in the start-up of Kain & Valinsky, P.A. where he continues to practice today.
Mr. Valinsky received a J.D. from Albany Law School, Albany, NY in 1979, after having completed his final year of law school at Fordham Law School, New York, NY as a visiting student, and received a B.A. from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1976.