Jeremiah G. Garvey

Co-Chair, Capital Markets & Securities

Pittsburgh

(412) 620-6570

(412) 275-2390

Recent Publication:

Final Rules on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections [Alert]

Jeremy Garvey, Seth Popick, and Rikisha Collins discuss new SEC rules that augment investor protections in initial public offerings by SPACs and in de-SPAC transactions.

Jeremy focuses his practice on securities-related transactions and corporate governance, specifically in connection with private capital financings and public offerings, and the organization, funding, and ongoing representation of emerging growth technology companies and venture firms.

Jeremy handles the public offerings of securities, representing both issuers and underwriters, and is experienced in the underwritten offerings of equity securities, as well as 144A private placements of high-yield debt securities. In addition, he works closely with public company issuers on securities law compliance, general corporate guidance, and governance and equity-based compensation issues.

Jeremy's clients include retailers, software and information technology companies, venture capital and private equity funds, drug discovery companies, insurance companies, medical device makers, oil and gas companies, robotics companies, mobile and wearable computer manufacturers, bioinformatics companies, e-commerce providers and facilitators, information services providers, medical device manufacturers, investment banking firms, and telecommunication companies. In addition to his private company and securities focus, Jeremy's practice extends to venture and angel financings, private and public company mergers and acquisitions, complex corporate transactions, and all forms of commercial arrangement negotiations.

Jeremy has been included in The Best Lawyers in America® list each year since 2006 and was named “Pittsburgh Securities/Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year” (2014), "Pittsburgh Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year" (2011), "Pittsburgh Corporate Lawyer of the Year" (2019) and "Pittsburgh Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year" (2021). In recognition for delivering "absolutely outstanding client service," Jeremy has been named by clients to the BTI Client All-Star list twice. He was also ranked by Chambers and Partners USA since 2019 and named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars list from 2005 to 2007. Jeremy is a member of the board of directors of Othot, a cloud-based predictive analysis company.

Experience

News

Best Lawyers Honors More Than 200 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys to its Best Lawyers in America 2024 Edition

August 17, 2023

Best Lawyers selected 232 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s U.S. offices for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Eighty-eight Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 23 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

June 05, 2023

Of the 88 lawyers ranked, 17 lawyers have been recognized nationally, and eighteen were recognized in Band 1. Eight of the firm's practice areas have been recognized nationally, and nine were ranked Band 1.

More Than 200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch

August 22, 2022

210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 24 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Chambers Ranks 86 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 22 Practice Areas in Chambers USA 2022 Guide

June 02, 2022

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 86 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2022 edition.

More Than 205 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 19, 2021

Best Lawyers selected 210 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

82 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 19 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2021 Guide

May 26, 2021

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 82 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2021 edition; of those, 15 lawyers have been recognized nationally.

200 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named Best Lawyers and Ones to Watch By The Best Lawyers In America

August 20, 2020

Best Lawyers selected 200 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 23 of the firm’s nationwide offices for inclusion in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© (Copyright 2020 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

Nine Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2021 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

August 20, 2020

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that nine of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America.

Cozen O’Connor Guides Utz Quality Foods in Business Combination Agreement with Collier Creek Holdings to Form Utz Brands, Inc.

June 10, 2020

Transaction Results in Utz Going Public After Nearly 100 Years as Family Business.

63 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2020 Guide

May 14, 2020

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the United States, has ranked 63 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the guide’s 2020 edition.

138 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 28, 2019

Best Lawyers selected 138 Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 21 of the firm’s national offices for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Publications

Final Rules on Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, Shell Companies, and Projections [Alert]

February 08, 2024

Jeremy Garvey, Seth Popick, and Rikisha Collins discuss new SEC rules that augment investor protections in initial public offerings by SPACs and in de-SPAC transactions.

Preferred Equity: Key Features and Why It's Desirable to Outside Investors [COpilot Blog]

October 30, 2018

Once you have formed your company and issued shares to your founding team, you are probably thinking about raising money to fund your early operations. Perhaps you have even completed a friends and family financing with a convertible note or other instrument. But what’s next?

3 Types of Documents Every Company Needs to Have in Place [COpilot Blog]

October 23, 2018

Congratulations! You’ve formed your new company by filing a certificate of incorporation or articles of incorporation (or certificate of formation or articles of formation for an LLC) (often referred to as your “charter”) with the Secretary of State. But what should you do next?

Seed Financing vs Venture Financing: How do They Differ? [COpilot Blog]

September 10, 2018

Startups have a variety of tools available to raise capital to fund operations before the company is cash flow positive, including business loans, convertible debt or other convertible security financings, preferred stock financings, and issuances of other equity.

Events & Seminars

Past Events

Current Trends in FinTech

October 25, 2022 - Pittsburgh, PA

EdTech Fireside Chat

May 25, 2021 - Webinar

Education

  • University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 1995
  • Colgate University, B.A., 1991

Awards & Honors

Chambers and Partners USA, 2019-2023

Best Lawyers in America, 2006-2024

Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2024

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star," 2005-2007

Venture Capital Lawyer of the Year in Pittsburgh, Best Lawyers in America, 2021 

Corporate Lawyer of the Year in Pittsburgh, Best Lawyers in America, 2019 

Securities/Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year in Pittsburgh, Best Lawyers in America, 2014 

Mergers & Acquisitions Lawyer of the Year in Pittsburgh, Best Lawyers in America, 2011 

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