Babatunde P. Odubekun is a member of the Firm’s Corporate Law & Business Transactions, Intellectual Property, Commercial Real Estate & Redevelopment, Cannabis and Corporate Political Activity Practice Groups.
Mr. Odubekun counsels clients in connection with various aspects of business transactions. His work includes the preparation and review of commercial agreements including stock and asset purchase and sale agreements, licensing and development agreements and data sharing agreements, in addition to privacy and data use disclosures. Mr. Odubekun has also prepared subscription agreements and offering memoranda in connection with Regulation D financing for startup companies. He regularly advises clients with respect to the formation, dissolution, merger and consolidation of corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.
As a member of the Firm’s Corporate Political Activity Group, Mr. Odubekun advises corporations, political candidates and PACs in connection with state and federal campaign finance compliance.
During law school, Mr. Odubekun worked in the in-house legal department of a financial services broker-dealer engaged in market making, high-frequency trading, electronic execution, and institutional sales and trading. His responsibilities included a variety of corporate governance functions including preparation for meetings of the board of directors and its committees and conducting due diligence in connection with equity finance, vendor relationships and ETF seeding.
As a law student, Mr. Odubekun competed and took first place in the Hofstra Law School Annual 1L Moot Court Competition (2015) and was recognized as the top oral advocate at the NEBLSA Annual Frederick Douglas Moot Court Competition in 2016.
Before law school, Mr. Odubekun served as a legislative aide to Essex County Freeholder Brendan W. Gill and volunteered on the campaign of Mohammed Nasheed, the first democratically elected president of the Maldives.
Mr. Odubekun currently serves as a Board Commissioner on the Newark Housing Authority, the largest public housing agency in New Jersey, and as Trustee and Corporate Secretary of the Newark Print Shop, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the fine art of printmaking.
Mr. Odubekun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Rutgers University – Newark, and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal.
- Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 43
- Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal, Associate Editor, Vol. 42
- Charles J. Stamler Merit Scholar
- Best Oral Advocate, NEBLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition
- First Place, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law 1L Moot Court Competition