For over 30 years, Jeff has represented entrepreneurs who start and grow technology-based enterprises and angel and venture investors who target those companies. Clients seek his assistance in strategic business plan development; entity selection and formation; private and public fundraising (including crowdfunding) and securities law compliance; employment and compensation plans and agreements; and merger and acquisition activities. Having started two companies in the entertainment ticketing industry, Jeff understands the challenges and demands faced by business owners and uses his experience when providing counsel to his clients.
Jeff is the founder of AngelPolleNation, a Twin Cities networking organization that furthers awareness, communication and education among solo investors, informal investment clubs and formal angel investment groups. APN has hosted over 25 quarterly events and profiled over 60 companies since inception in 2011. APN also runs Piranha Pool™, an annual live investor event at the spring MinneBar tech conference. Jeff is an advisory board member to Gopher Angels, a local investor network, and he is a judge in the high tech division of the annual Minnesota Cup business plan competition. He also has served as a mentor for the Techstars Farm-to-Fork and gener8tor Minnesota beta accelerator programs. He also is an advisor to the Great North Capital Fund.
Jeff serves a board member of Venture Academies, a charter school that started up in fall 2013. A Gates Foundation award winning recipient, VA utilizes blended learning strategies with a technology twist to nurture budding entrepreneurs through high school. Jeff is also a board member of the Minnesota Jewish Theater Company – the only independent theater company in the U.S. that stages stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds.
Jeff is an avid audiophile, a so-so piano player and a premier collector of Billy Joel memorabilia, having logged over 120 Billy Joel concerts to date.