Boca Raton, Fla. (PRWEB) September 09, 2013
Rebecca G. DiStefano, a shareholder in the Boca Raton office of the international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. has been appointed to the Board of Directors of JDRF (formerly Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) of Greater Palm Beach County.
“I am so proud to be able to serve on the JDRF Board and contribute to JDRF’s fundraising, research and advocacy efforts undertaken on behalf of both children and adults whose lives will be altered permanently by type 1 diabetes until technologies are improved and there is a cure,” said DiStefano. “Greenberg Traurig fully supports my efforts to take an active role in strengthening our local community in Palm Beach County and beyond with JDRF.”
According to its website, JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research.
As a corporate and securities attorney, DiStefano concentrates her practice in the areas of securities regulation, corporate finance, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital, and mergers and acquisitions law. She counsels public and private companies in areas including angel financing, debt and equity financing, registration of securities and investments and disclosure requirements. DiStefano regularly represents clients before government agencies and SROs including the Securities and Exchange Commission and FINRA. She enjoys advising entrepreneurs as to structuring and early-stage financing matters across a variety of industries, including alternative energy, IT, film entertainment, real estate brokerage and restaurants.
DiStefano is active in the firm’s women’s leadership initiatives and pro bono efforts and is a member of Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and Gold Coast Venture Capital Association.
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