Dean M. Schwartz

Dean Schwartz

Overview

For more than three decades, Dean Schwartz has been responsible for structuring and closing important business transactions for his clients, including acquisitions and sales of businesses, equity capital raising and debt, financings, and information technology contracts and master services agreements. Dean provides practical advice to all types of companies, ranging from well-established businesses to emerging and entrepreneurial companies. He works on transactions and with clients that are consistently in the forefront of the region’s business community.

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Representative Matters

Dean has handled the: 

  • purchase of a surgical instrumentation repair business for a private equity group 
  • private placement of convertible preferred securities for a contract research organization 
  • mezzanine financing for a services business based on the West Coast 
  • acquisitions of investment advisors for a holding company which owns several advisors with different strategies 
  • early stage venture capital financing for a “Software as a Service” business 
  • acquisition of a contract research organization in Latin America 
  • sale of a Pennsylvania-based specialty manufacturing company
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Credentials

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
Court Admissions
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Education
  • J.D., New York University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Banking and Business Law Sections
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • Board of Trustees, Harcum College
  • Greater Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies
  • Securities Regulation Committee, Philadelphia Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Dean lectures for a number of organizations on matters relating to corporate, securities and technology law. His past speaking engagements include:

  • “Venture Capital Financings”
  • Course Planner and Facilitator of “Building Winning Teams” and “Winning the Sales and Marketing War”
  • “Equity Incentives for High-Tech Companies”
  • “Initial Public Offerings – Nuts and Bolts”
  • “What Information Wall Street Wants”
  • “Representations and Warranties in Acquisitions”
  • “Getting Your Message into the Financial Marketplace”
  • “Private Placements”
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Recognition

  • SmartCEO, CPA & ESQ Awards, winner for "ESQ Industry Practice" in emerging companies
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent rating
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In The Community

Dean is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of Harcum College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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