Private Placement Advisors

Practice/Organization Description

Douglas Slain is the principal of Private Placement Advisors, LLC.

Douglas Slain received a JD from Stanford Law School, a MA from the University of Chicago, a BA from DePauw University, a diploma from University College London, and a certificate from the Goethe Institute in Ulm, Germany. After practicing real estate and finance law at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, he founded four national monthly law reporting titles now owned by Thomson-Reuters. He has served as chairman of the American Bar Association’s General Practice section’s Professional Responsibility Committee for two terms.

Slain was an ABA-appointed rule of law consultant to the Ministry of Economy for the Republic of Latvia as its secured transactions adviser. He taught at Stanford Law School as an adjunct clinical law professor. He has been a licensed real estate agent in Hawaii, a licensed real estate broker and insurance licensee in California, and he has held U.S. Security Series 22 and 63 licenses.

Slain blogs at and he manages a LinkedIn discussion group with close to 1,000 members, Securities Enforcement Group. Slain recently launched two web sites, and; his primary web site remains Slain splits his time between a Buddhist monastery near Chiang Rai, Thailand, and his home in Mill Valley, CA.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of California


Stanford Law School JD

Professional Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association

California State Bar Association

Marin County Bar Association

Honors and Awards

Phi Beta Kappa

American Bar Association Rule of Law Consultant

American Bar Association Chairman of Responsibility Committee

Areas of Practice

  • Business Organizations
  • Criminal Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Immigration Law
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law

Number of Attorneys

2-10 Attorneys

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