Stephen J. Tonkovich

Steve Tonkovich provides his clients with practical business and legal counsel to meet their unique needs.  Mr. Tonkovich has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer Rising Star four times.

Practice Focus

Debt & Equity Financings:  senior and subordinated secured and unsecured debt financings (including asset-based and cash-flow loans), public offerings both as company and underwriter counsel and private equity offerings by public companies.

Mergers and Acquisitions:  corporate transactions for public and private companies, including all types of mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts for companies in a variety of industries, including healthcare, technology and emerging growth industries.

Private Equity:  all aspects of fund formation, capital raising and acquisition of target companies for search funds and private equity funds.

Representative Engagements

  • Represented lender in $75 million debtor-in-possession facility for furniture retailer.
  • Represented lender in $115 million working capital/acquisition facility for national toy retailer.
  • Represented lender in $35 million working capital/acquisition facility for international manufacturing company.
  • Represented underwriters in $54 million public stock offering in the US and Canada.
  • Represented issuer in $17 million public stock offering.
  • Represented underwriters in $40 million biotech public stock offering.
  • Represented underwriters in $41 million technology public stock offering.
  • Represented private equity fund in $57 million acquisition of parcel delivery company.
  • Represented private equity fund in $185 million acquisition of store fixture companies.
  • Represented private equity fund in $102 million sale of healthcare company.
  • Represented family-owned seed manufacturing business in $42 million sale to private equity fund.

Presentations and Publications

  • “How to Raise a Search Fund,” author, Boston College Financial, summer 2010.
  • “Fund a Search Fund: Raising Capital for Entrepreneurs Looking to Buy a Business,” panelist, Boston College’s MBA Entrepreneurship Club, March 2010.

Professional and Community Involvement

Mr. Tonkovich is a member of the Boston and Massachusetts Bar Associations and the Association for Corporate Growth.

Education & Credentials

Boston College Law School
JD, 1997
Boston College
BA, 1994, magna cum laude

Admissions

Massachusetts