Arina Shulga is a corporate and securities attorney with significant experience in startup law, securities offerings and SEC reporting obligations, cross-border transactions, corporate governance, private and public company representation, periodic reporting filings for public companies, business entity formation, licensing, contracts and employment-related agreements. She is experienced with advising small to mid-sized companies on formation, contract review and negotiation, private placement of securities, intellectual property matters and internal governance issues.
Ms. Shulga holds a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude), a Certificate of Study in Business Policy and Management from The Wharton School of Business, a B.A. degree from Mount Holyoke College (magna cum laude), and an International Baccalaureate degree from the Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific.
After graduating from Penn Law, Ms. Shulga joined Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. For the next seven years, Ms. Shulga represented a wide range of clients, from individuals and startups to the Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industries, including financial services, banking, technology, fashion, apparel, entertainment and health care. Ms. Shulga advised public companies on preparation and filing of periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission; represented investors, issuers, underwriters and selling stockholders in private and registered securities offerings, including IPOs, convertible debt offerings, high yield debt offerings, and A/B exchange offers; advised companies on compliance with contractual obligations, internal restructurings and joint ventures; and represented companies and their advisors in tender offers, consent solicitations and leveraged buy-out transactions. Ms. Shulga launched Shulga Law Firm in 2010, and since then has represented entrepreneurs, startups, mid-sized companies, employees and investors.
Ms. Shulga is active in the New York City startup community. She authors a blog about legal issues affecting small business owners at http://www.businesslawpost.com.
Ms. Shulga is bilingual in Russian and English, fluent in French and has basic knowledge of Spanish.