Sean Small is a senior associate in Choate’s Private Equity Group. He counsels companies on corporate and business matters, with a particular focus on M&A transactions and corporate governance issues.
Prior to joining Choate, Mr. Small was an associate at a large international law firm where he represented public and private companies in buy-side and sell-side mergers and acquisitions and counseled clients on general corporate matters. Before law school, Mr. Small served as an Artillery Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Private Equity: represents funds of all types in aspects of capital raising and acquisitions of target companies.
Mergers & Acquisitions: represents institutional investors, portfolio companies and management teams in negotiating and structuring leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, mergers and acquisitions.
General Corporate: provides counsel on general corporate matters for public and private companies, governance issues and mergers and acquisitions.
Professional and Community Involvement
Mr. Small is a member of the Development Committee at Veterans Legal Services.
Education & Credentials
- Northeastern University School of Law
- JD, 2014
- Skidmore College
- BA, 2002
Choate represented Riverside Partners in its investment in Syner-G Pharma Consulting, LLC, which provides a full spectrum of chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) technical, regulatory, and compliance consulting services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.
Choate provided counsel to TA Associates in its acquisition of Proxibid, Inc., an online marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers across North America, and acted as US counsel in its concurrent acquisition of Auction Technology Group (ATG), a leading online platform for auctions across Europe and the United States.
Choate represented The Carlyle Group, and its global credit platform, in its recent second lien term loan to Le Tote in connection with the fashion rental subscription service’s purchase of Lord + Taylor from Hudson's Bay Company.
Choate advised Sverica Capital in its investment in Stream Companies, LLC, a rapidly growing marketing solutions provider primarily serving the automotive industry.