Attorneys Elevated to Member and Senior Attorney

      We are pleased to announce that Daniel J. Blanchard has been elevated to the rank of Member, and Erin E. Bryan, Jamie N. Dalton, and Amanda R. Phillips have been elevated to Senior Attorney. A member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Dan’s practice is focused on guiding his clients through corporate governance, employment matters, strategic commercial transactions, equity …

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The Continued Evolution of the NVCA Documents

  Looking back on developments in the world of venture capital in 2018, this past March the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) published the first major release of its model form venture capital documents since March, 2014. The NVCA forms were first developed in the early 2000s with a view towards introducing a measure of …

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Amanda Schreyer Quoted in Article about the Child Influencer Industry

The Fast Company article The 2-Year-Old Instagram Influencers Who Make More Than You discusses the lucrative world of child influencers and influencer marketing. Intellectual property attorney Amanda Schreyer, who specializes in influencer marketing, comments on the legal considerations of the industry. She notes that the industry is still a gray area, and therefore child labor …

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Jon Gworek Interviewed in Boston Globe About the Future of Boston’s Tech Scene

Corporate and startup attorney Jon Gworek took part in a discussion in a group text message exchange with Boston Globe correspondent Scott Kirsner about the current and future Boston tech startup scene. Other participants included investors, entrepreneurs and recruiters. The group discussed the impact of the recent stock market drops, potential IPOs and other notable events to come …

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Dave Czarnecki Moderating XPX New England Panel on M&A War Stories

XPX New England will be hosting the panel M&A War Stories: Unexpected Challenges and Creative Solutions on Tuesday, January 22 at 4pm. Dave Czarnecki will moderate the panel, which will describe the various unpredictable challenges encountered in specific M&A transactions, and the creative solutions the panelists developed to address these challenges. The panel includes: Stuart …

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Dave Czarnecki Presenting on S Corp Redemptions Webinar

Dave Czarnecki will present, along with John Barrie of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, on the webinar S Corp Redemptions: Characterization, Tax Consequences Post-Tax Reform, Application of Sections 302 and 301. Topics will include structuring S corporation redemptions post-tax reform, under what circumstances redemptions would be disadvantageous to the S corporation or shareholders, application of Section …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Speaking on Mass Bar Association Panel

Corporate attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan will be a panelist during the Massachusetts Bar Association's Inaugural Young Lawyers Division Symposium on Friday, December 14. Mary Beth will speak on the panel Legal Skills Bootcamp for the Transactional Attorney, which will discuss practical negotiation strategies, practice tips and pitfalls to consider when drafting business agreements, and the …

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Scott Bleier Speaking at TiE ScaleUp Intro to Venture Capital

Corporate attorney Scott Bleier will speak to the company participants of the current TiE ScaleUp Cohort on Monday, December 3. TiE ScaleUp helps "Seed to Series A" companies overcome typical barriers to growth by helping them to optimize their strategic positioning, operations, sales, and competitive advantage. TiE offers a vibrant community of serial entrepreneurs, thought …

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Mike Jabbawy Speaking on Effects of MA Non-Compete Law Changes on Venture Stage Companies

Corporate attorney Mike Jabbawy will speak at the Boston Bar Association's (BBA) event MA Non-Compete Law Changes and Their Impacts on Early and Venture Stage Company Hiring Practices. The event will include an informal discussion amongst general counsel and employment law practitioners working with early and venture stage companies on how they are advising their …

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MassBio Forum: Doing Business in China, Trade Friction or Pharma Fusion?

By: John Hession This week I attended a MassBio Forum Panel on Doing Business With China: Changing Regulatory Reforms and BD Opportunities in China. The panel members were Kate Haviland, Chief Business Officer at Blueprint Bio; Wei Zhao, Vice President at VP 6 Dimensions (Wuxi Ventures); and Kenneth Zhou, Partner at WilmerHale. The moderator was Ryan Roller, …

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