Joshua Soloway

Partner, Barton LLP, New York, United States

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.

Mr. Soloway was formerly a partner at New York-based law firms Moses & Singer LLP, Barton LLP, and CKR Law. At CKR Law, he led the venture capital and emerging growth company practice group. He 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. Over the years, he 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, he 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. He 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, he 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.

In addition to his professional activities, he 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. He 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.

He holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado, and a JD from Boston University School of Law. Mr. Soloway is Vice-Chair, Cleantech and Climate Change Committee, American Bar Association.