Ira is the Chair of Meltzer Lippe’s Corporate/Business Practice Group. Before becoming an attorney Ira spent 15 years in private practice as a CPA, a designation for which he is still licensed. Throughout Ira’s 25 year career as an attorney he has served companies and businesses from a unique professional perspective, helping clients, thrive, grow and avoid or overcome the legal and business challenges they face. Understanding the big picture and being able to communicate it in terms that clients fully comprehend enhances his practice and the value he gives to every client on every matter.
He is known for his responsiveness and attention to detail in advising buyers, sellers, investors, boards of directors, audit committees and financial advisors in structuring, negotiating and completing complex purchases and sales of businesses.
He guides corporations in public offerings, private placements, corporate financings, venture capital investments, restructurings and other commercial transactions. He also represents underwriters and issuers in public and private offerings of equity securities as well as institutional lenders and borrowers in connection with bank financing for business enterprises.
Ira has been retained throughout his career on general corporate and securities matters including organization of new business ventures, ’33 and ’34 Securities Acts matters, corporate governance, executive employment agreements and confidentiality and non-competition agreements.
Before joining Meltzer Lippe, Ira was Counsel in the New York office of Weil, Gotshal.
Ira is committed to Long Island business and serves as General Counsel to and on the Executive Committee of the Long Island Software & Technology Network (LISTnet) and as a member of the Nassau County Bar Association.
Ira has regularly been named by Long Island Business News as one of Long Island’s top lawyers in its “Who’s Who in Law” and “Who’s Who in Corporate Law” and has been consistently selected as a “New York Super Lawyer” in the area of Business/Corporate and M &A.