Seth Popick



(412) 620-6527

(412) 275-2390

Seth focuses his practice on corporate finance and governance matters for emerging and mature companies. His experience includes representation of technology and life sciences companies in venture financing transactions, public offerings, and acquisitions. He also works with companies on employee compensation matters and commercial transactions.

Prior to moving to Pittsburgh, Seth worked at a Silicon Valley law firm. Seth earned a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, Seth was a legal student observer at the Office of the Inspector General where he conducted witness interviews with the Inspector General and conducted legal research for internal investigations. He also served as a legal intern for the competition (antitrust) team for Google Inc. during a summer internship, where he researched antitrust cases and analyzed data used by competition team attorneys. 



Cozen O'Connor Represents Underwriters in Cannabis Finance REIT Readies $100M IPO

February 03, 2021

AFC Gamma, a Florida-based real estate investment trust that finances cannabis ventures, set terms for a roughly $100 million initial public offering.

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.

Cozen O’Connor Promotes 20 to Membership

April 08, 2020

Cozen O'Connor is pleased to recognize 20 attorneys with the promotion to member.

Cozen O’Connor Represents FNCB Bancorp, Inc. in $20 Million Common Stock Offering

February 11, 2019

The public offering of 3,285,550 shares includes 428,550 shares of common stock issued upon the exercise in full of the option to purchase additional shares granted to the underwriters, at a public offering price of $7.00 per share.

Cozen O’Connor Advises Utz Quality Foods, LLC in its Acquisition of Inventure Foods, Inc.

February 14, 2018

Cozen O’Connor represented Utz Quality Foods, LLC in its acquisition of Inventure Foods, Inc. for approximately $165 million.


The Final Rule on Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation Has Arrived [Alert]

October 28, 2022

The SEC has adopted the final rule on recovery of erroneously awarded incentive-based compensation.

SEC Proposed Exemption Provides Regulatory Clarity For Unregistered Finders

January 25, 2021

Joe Dever, Seth Popick, and Lindsey Stillwell contributed an article to Temple's Business Law Magazine discussing the SEC's decision to provide much-needed clarity to the regulatory status of so-called "finders" who assist small businesses in raising capital.

SEC Proposed Exemption Offers Regulatory Clarity For Unregistered Finders [Alert]

October 13, 2020

Seth Popick, Lindsey Stillwell, and Joe Dever discuss the SEC's proposed exemption to allow unregistered natural persons, referred to as finders, to engage in certain limited activities to assist issuers in raising capital from accredited investors.

SEC Adopts Amendments for FAST Act Modernization and Simplification of Regulation S-K [Alert]

April 08, 2019

The changes adopted by the SEC will become effective on May 2, 2019, except for the requirement to tag all cover page data in Inline XBRL and the amendments to the rules governing redactions of confidential information in material contracts.

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

Corporate Venture Capital and Strategic Investments

October 16, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2013
  • Cornell University, B.S., 2007

Awards & Honors

The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, 2022-2023

  • Pennsylvania
  • California