Jay E. Pietig is a shareholder with Polsinelli Shughart,  one of the top 100 law firms in the country, with more than 600 attorneys in 16 cities stretching from Washington, D.C. to Los Angeles.  Drawing on his education, including an MBA, and nearly 20 years experience in general corporate, finance and securities law issues, Jay specializes in private offerings, mergers and acquisitions, employee option/incentive ownership plans, venture capital and angel financing transactions.  Jay’s experience also includes negotiating complex technology, joint venture, joint development and commercial licensing transactions.  Jay focuses his practice primarily on technology, software, life sciences and Internet clients (including numerous startups) for whom he acts as outside general legal counsel on a wide variety of legal and business issues.