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C. Gregory Patton

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-5571

(215) 665-2013

Greg represents clients spanning a variety of industries, including financial services, food and beverage, sports, and automotive, in mergers and acquisitions as well as venture capital and general corporate matters. He helps early stage companies and emerging businesses navigate issues related to business formation, corporate governance, and financing. Greg also advises clients on their securities regulation obligations, including Regulation D and state securities law registrations.

Greg received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Dartmouth College, where he was a three-year varsity letter winner in football. While attending The George Washington University, Greg served as a member and coach of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board and volunteered with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). 

 

Experience

Publications

SEC Final Regulation Best Interest Regarding Duties of Broker-Dealers [Alert]

July 09, 2019

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton detail the changes broker-dealers will need to make under the new Regulation Best Interest, beginning June 30, 2020.

SEC Proposes Disclosure Requirements and Name Restrictions for Broker-Dealers & Investment Advisers [Corporate/Securities Alert]

June 18, 2018

In a series of three proposed regulations with requests for comments, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) seeks to enhance communications by broker-dealers and investment advisers to their customers and clients.

SEC Proposed Regulation Best Interest Regarding Duties Of Broker-Dealers [Securities Alert]

June 11, 2018

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss Release No. 34-83062 (Best Interest Release) proposed under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended; the SEC's attempt to make clear that a broker-dealer may not put its own financial interests ahead of its retail customers when making recommendations.

SEC Proposes Clarification Regarding Fiduciary Duties Owed by Investment Advisers [Securities Alert]

May 08, 2018

Ingrid Welch and Greg Patton discuss three proposed regulations made by the SEC to enhance and clarify the standards of conduct and duties owed by brokers-dealers and investment advisers to their customers and clients.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2017
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., 2013