Sean Small represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in a wide range of transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, capital raising, and dispositions. He also advises institutional investors and management teams in negotiating and structuring leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. Additionally, Sean provides counsel on general corporate matters and governance issues for public and private companies.
Professional and Community Involvement
- Member of the Development Committee at Veterans Legal Services
Education & Credentials
- Northeastern University School of Law
- JD, 2014
- Skidmore College
- BA, 2002
Choate represented Summit Partners in its growth equity investment in Hairstory, the unconventional haircare brand that helped to create the sustainable, non-detergent cleansing category.
Choate represented Sunstone Partners and its portfolio company, Cloudbakers LLC, in the merger of Cloudbakers LLC, a Google Cloud Premier Partner, with Qwinix Technologies, a cloud-native consultancy on a mission to help companies engineer a brighter future.
Six Choate attorneys – John Chambers, Kevin Finnerty, Dr. Xiaodong Li, Mike Shinall, Sean Small, and Shaina Wamsley London – have been elected principal at the Firm, effective May 1, 2021.
Choate represented Sverica Capital and its portfolio company in the sale of 7Summits, a leading Salesforce digital solutions consultancy, to IBM.
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.