Brian Goldstein, David Brown, John Meltaus, Steve Hurwitz, Karen Copenhaver, Larry Naughton

Blue Chip Clients    

Lawyers have represented blue chip clients in international transactions, including:

ACT Manufacturing
ACT Venture Capital
Bank of America
BV Investment Partners
Cabot Corporation
Deerac Fluidics
Ferestrae BV
GFI Software
Health Watch
High Voltage Engineering   
LeCayla Technologies
L-1 Identity Solutions
Norkom Technologies
Polar Beverages
Riverside Partners
Seroba BioVentures
Silverpark Management
Soapstone Networks   
St. Bernard Composites
Summit Partners
TAS Group
TVC Holdings
Wells Fargo Retail
Xylem Investments

International Industry Partnerships

Lawyers have negotiated key strategic partnerships, licenses, joint ventures, distributorships and commercial transactions with industry leaders, including:

British Telecom
Becton, Dickinson
Dow Chemicals
Procter & Gamble
Turner Broadcasting Systems

Leader in Private Equity and Venture Capital    

Lawyers have represented preeminent private equity and venture capital firms with increasing international focus, including:

Advent International
Ampersand Ventures
Argo Global Capital
Ascent Venture Partners
Atlas Venture Fund
Battery Ventures
BCE Capital    
Bessemer Venture Partners
Cardinal Health Partners
Celtic House
Essex Woodlands
Globespan Capital Partners
Greylock Partners
Highland Capital Partners   
North Bridge
Polaris Ventures
Spectrum Equity
Summit Partners
Riverside Partners
Windjammer Capital

Capital Market Leader

Lawyers have represented blue chip international investment bankers and underwriters, including:

Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Canaccord Genuity
Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan Chase
Morgan Stanley
Needham & Co.
SG Cowen Securities
Stifel Nicolaus Weisel
UBS Securities
William Blair

Range of Industries    

International clients in wide range of industries, including:

Business services
Consumer products
Family businesses
Financial services
Life Sciences/Healthcare    

Publications & Events



“transactions in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Mexico, illustrate the sheer breadth of the practice”

The Legal 500

Sophisticated International Practice

Representing leading US companies in their most sophisticated international transactions.  Representing non-US companies in all their US legal needs from numerous foreign jurisdictions, especially Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Preeminent Canada cross-border practice.

International Recognition

International recognition for excellence, including:

  • World’s Leading Lawyers, International Who’s Who of Lawyers, Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500
  • Ranked among the top “Most Active Law Firms” worldwide based on number of private equity and venture capital deals negotiated and closed in 2012 (PE Analyst)
  • Ranked among the top “Most Active Law Firms” worldwide based on number of private equity and venture capital funds worked on for general partners and limited partners that closed in 2012. (PE Analyst)
  • Ranked nationally among the top law firms in the US for Middle-Market M&A and Venture Capital and Emerging Companies (The Legal 500, guide to the preeminent law firms in US)

Transaction Powerhouse    

  • Mergers and acquisitions with value over $60 billion.
  • Senior and mezzanine/subordinated financings with proceeds over
    $20 billion
  • Public company securities offerings with proceeds of over $20 billion.
    (since 2000)

Bench Strength

175 lawyers and support team of specialists in corporate and securities, finance, tax, antitrust, employment, real estate and creditors’ rights.  Close relationships with top-tier counsel in foreign jurisdictions.

IP – Maximizing Value  

Lawyers with PhDs and other advanced degrees perform cutting edge work and strategic planning in technology and life sciences; patent prosecution; trademarks; copyright; and unfair competition.  Internationally recognized IP litigation practice.  Named “Go-to-Firm” in IP in 2008’s “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies.”

Leader in Commercial Litigation  

Expert trial lawyers represent clients in significant and complex commercial litigation and arbitrations in numerous foreign countries.  Named “Go-to Firm” in Litigation in 2013 by Corporate Counsel.

World-Class Licensing Capability    

Among most experienced and knowledgeable licensing lawyers in world in all areas including open source.

International Leadership    

Major sponsor and contributor to international organizations, such as Innovation Norway, Enterprise Ireland, Canadian Venture Capital Association.


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