2018 Tax Reform: Life Sciences Update – April 24

Register today! On April 24th in our Waltham office, MBBP and Withum will host the 2018 Tax Reform: Life Sciences Update. Just like the life sciences industry is constantly changing and evolving, the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has done the same to the U.S. tax code. During this seminar, Shawn C. Henderson, CPA, …

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Jon Gworek Selected to the National Venture Capital Association’s General Counsel Advisory Board

MBBP corporate partner Jon Gworek has been named a member of the The National Venture Capital Association's (NVCA) General Counsel Advisory Board. The NVCA recently announced the formation of this select group, which is comprised of general counsels from NVCA member firms, outside counsels to member firms, and the academic community. There are a total of only 15 members …

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Valeritas Featured on Fox Business Network’s Top Morning Show

Fox Business Network's show "Mornings with Maria" featured firm client Valeritas Holdings, Inc. In the segment, Valeritas CEO John Timberlake discussed the V-Go daily insulin delivery device, which is the only such device worn as a patch, and is meant to make life easier for those with Type 2 diabetes. John Timberlake was joined by Joe …

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Shannon Zollo Comments on Proposed Aetna-CVS Deal in The National Law Journal Article

Corporate partner Shannon Zollo commented on the legal scrutiny facing CVS Health and Aetna's planned merger in The National Law Journal's article "Lawyers Say Fed. Regulators Likely Will Closely Scrutinize Aetna-CVS Deal." In regards to the proposed merger, which would be a large consolidation within the healthcare industry, Shannon notes that:   It's logical to anticipate …

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Joseph Hunt Joins MBBP as Corporate & Tax Associate

We are pleased to announce the addition of corporate and tax associate, Joseph E. Hunt IV. Joe advises emerging and middle-market companies in a wide range of industries and at all stages of their development. Joe also provides counsel to clients on general tax matters, entity formation, and on corporate governance. Prior to joining MBBP, …

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American Cancer Society Awards David Sabatini of Whitehead Institute with Five-Year Renewable Research Professorship

David Sabatini, MD, PhD, of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, was awarded the prestigious five-year renewable American Cancer Society Research Professorship. The award is part of a larger approval of funding for 78 research and training grants totaling $39,836,250. According to the press release, Sabatini "looks to maximize the precise targeting of cancer drugs …

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Carl Barnes Comments on Earnout Disputes in Startup Acquisitions in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal article "Rise of 'Earnouts' Muddies M&A Waters" discusses the increasing landscape of earnout agreements in startup acquisitions. As the article states, earnout agreements are often used in order to settle differences over a company's valuation, but are frequently leading to disputes over milestone payments. MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes remarks that: …

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More Money for Life Sciences?

By: Erin Bryan A new legislative proposal to provide a five-year, $500 million life sciences initiative was recently announced by Governor Charlie Baker. This initiative would extend the current 10-year, $1 billion initiative that is set to expire at the end of the next fiscal year and would continue to be managed by the Massachusetts …

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Inc. Magazine Includes Dane Street on List of Fastest Growing Private Companies for 5th Consecutive Year

For the fifth consecutive year, MBBP client Dane Street has been included on Inc. Magazine's exclusive List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in America. Inc. Magazine lists Dane Street's 3-year growth as 141%. Dane Street provides Independent Medical Examination and Peer Review services to the auto, disability, group health, pharmacy, and workers’ compensation industries. Congratulations to our …

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Lisa Warren Examines the Value of In-Person Interviews for Expediting Patent Allowance in Mass. Lawyers Weekly Article

In her Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly article "Expediting Patent Allowance with In-Person Interviews," patent attorney Lisa Warren explains why it may be beneficial to take advantage of in-person interviews with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in order to expedite the allowance of a patent. Although options such as telephone or video conference interviews may be …

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