(PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 14, 2016) Baer Crossey McDemus LLC, a Philadelphia-based law firm, is excited to welcome Raymond Agran to the firm as a Partner. Ray brings to the firm nearly 35 years of experience advising clients on venture capital and private equity financings, securities law, mergers and acquisitions, IP and technology licensing, initial public offerings and secondary public offerings, commercial contracts and other general corporate matters. He also brings significant expertise in transactions with cross-border elements, with experience in mergers and acquisitions and securities work in the U.K., France, Japan, China, Poland, Russia and South America. Previously, he was a partner at the prominent law firms Saul Ewing, Ballard Spahr and Wolf Block. Ray obtained his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School (with highest honors), where he was Associate Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. Ray obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in economics and political science from Yale University. He has been named one of America’s Leading Lawyers in Corporate, M&A and Private Equity – Pennsylvania by Chambers USA in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
“As our firm continues to grow and handle more complicated matters with larger clients, it’s important to add skilled talent that also adds seniority,” said Christopher McDemus, a Managing Partner of the firm. “Ray brings 35 years of large law firm experience and expertise, while still maintaining the sort of entrepreneurial approach that’s critically important to our firm. In addition, his cross-border experience is attractive as our client base continues to grow outward and engage in transactions that represent the global nature of our economy.”
“Ray is a truly top-flight corporate lawyer who brings impressive firepower to our practice,” said Andrew Baer, a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of the firm. “It’s exciting to have such a widely respected expert spearheading complex transactions for our growth clients who operate globally.”
As part of its growth strategy, Baer Crossey McDemus continues to seek opportunities to augment the firm’s legal products and service offerings and attract experienced talent with the combination of business and legal acumen to support innovative and growth-oriented clients. The firm is committed to helping its clients, which range from pre-funded startups to Fortune 500 companies, build and protect value. The addition of highly experienced subject matter experts in the venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions areas who share the firm’s entrepreneurial vision will fuel its continued growth in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh markets and its planned expansion into other technology hubs.
About Baer Crossey McDemus LLC
Baer Crossey McDemus LLC is a corporate, technology, intellectual property and emerging growth law firm that delivers next-generation counsel for innovative start-up and emerging growth companies and entrepreneurs, as well as efficiency-minded middle market and large corporate clients. Founded by former Morgan Lewis and Wolf Block attorney-entrepreneurs, the firm offers a cutting-edge yet affordable suite of products and services. Baer Crossey McDemus partners with emerging growth companies and also assists established businesses, non-profits and artists with the intricacies of technology, intellectual property and corporate law. Baer Crossey McDemus’ attorneys have large firm backgrounds, but they are also entrepreneurs, software and app developers, and bloggers themselves, as well as proud sponsors of Philadelphia-area bootstrapping organizations, charities, non-profits and the arts. Baer Crossey McDemus maintains offices in Center City Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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