Joshua Soloway is a corporate transactional partner who provides clients with a multifaceted perspective, drawing on his experience and expertise as an entrepreneur, investment banker, and corporate finance attorney. His practice focuses on advising middle-market, growth stage, and multinational companies and investors across a wide range of industries, including banking, blockchain, energy, infrastructure, industrial, impact investing, media & entertainment, and technology.
Over the years, Joshua has counseled clients on a broad range of matters including mergers and acquisitions; angel, venture capital, and private equity investments; investment and fundraising strategies; cross-border transactions; public and private equity security financings; blockchain, cryptocurrency and ICOs; project finance, energy, and infrastructure projects; secured and unsecured debt transactions; institutional private placements; public listings and initial public offerings; international fund structures; international tax; technology law; intellectual property; corporate governance, and commercial law.
Earlier in his career, Joshua founded a boutique Wall Street law firm that represented international investors and issuers on US capital markets activities. As Co-Founder and CEO of Ameritus Capital Group, he led the firm’s banking and financial advisory businesses, specializing in institutional private placements. Joshua was previously Managing Director of Rainmaker Global, an international consulting firm focused on market expansion and accelerated growth strategies. With over 15 offices around the globe, Joshua launched the firm’s New York office and led it to become the firm’s most profitable office globally, accounting for over 50% of annual worldwide revenues.
Joshua began his legal career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (PwC), where he advised institutional asset managers, financial institutions, and strategic investors on international tax, fund structuring, and investment transactions, as well as regulatory and compliance matters.
Prior to joining Barton, Joshua was a partner at the international, middle-market law firm, CKR Law, where he led the venture capital and emerging growth company practice group.
In addition to his professional activities, Joshua serves on the board of Child Rescue Association and was appointed Special Counsel to the Vatican’s Impact Accelerator, The Laudato Si Challenge and is a founding member of Forbes Impact. Joshua co-hosts the top-rated Innovation & Leadership, Funding Lab, and Impact Dealmaker podcasts. He is also a frequent speaker on international business, startup and venture finance, energy, and impact investing.
Joshua holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and a JD from Boston University School of Law.