Behind the Curtain: An inside look into the operations of VC firms – MBBP Venture Capital Event, November 7

Our venture capital event, Behind the Curtain: an inside look into the operations of VC firms, will be held on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate attorney Mike Jabbawy, the panel will explore how the internal realities of a venture capital firm might have an impact on a technology company …

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SEC Targets Broken Deal Expenses, Again

By: Josh Watson Private equity firm Platinum Equity Advisors, LLC (Platinum) improperly charged broken deal expenses to three of its private equity fund clients, according to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 21, 2017. The settlement requires Platinum to reimburse its clients for $1.7 million of improper charges and pay a …

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Josh Watson Moderating Private Equity and VC Funds Program at ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting

At this year's ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting, private funds attorney Josh Watson will serve as the program chair and moderator for the program "End of Life Issues for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds." The program will be presented by the Private Equity and Venture Capital committee and will cover issues faced by …

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Mike Jabbawy Participating on Shoobx Startup Panel

On September 26, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will take part in the panel “How to Start a Startup”. The panel is part of Shoobx’s Startup Series, which features real life stories from startup founders, investors, and community members. Items of discussion will include choosing a form of entity for a business, choosing co-founders, and how to find assistance to …

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Scott Bleier Moderating ABA Venture Capital Webinar This Thursday

This Thursday, July 27th, beginning at 1pm EST, corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the ABA Business Law Section webinar "Roadmap of a Venture Capital Deal". The panel will cover various topics of the lifecycle of a venture capital financing transaction. Visit our VCs and Startups blog for more information about the webinar and details on …

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Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers

When may an investment adviser avoid registering with the Securities and Exchange Commission? Private funds attorney Josh Watson answers this question in his article "Registration Exemptions for Investment Advisers" that summarizes the requirements of two registration exemptions that are available to managers of private investment funds. To learn about the two registration exemptions read the …

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Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits – Venture Capital Event, May 18

Our Venture Capital team will be hosting a panel event, Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits, on Thursday May 18 at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate partner Scott Bleier, a panel of entrepreneurs will share stories about how they built and eventually sold their companies to large strategic acquirers. Space is limited! …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Was Encore Panelist at CLE Webinar on Venture Backed M&A

Back by popular demand, corporate partner Mary Beth Kerrigan spoke on an encore panel of this year's ABA Business Law Annual Meeting, titled "Venture Backed M&A: Special Considerations".  Mary Beth and her fellow panelists discussed complex issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of venture-backed companies, including complicated waterfalls, the blurring of management incentives with purchase price, and much …

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MBBP Held Series A Venture Capital Financing Event at Cambridge Innovation Center on 2/2/2017

MBBP's corporate partner Scott Bleier moderated our VC group's event, "Series A Venture Capital Financing: A Review of 2016 and a Look Forward to 2017" at the Cambridge Innovation Center on Thursday, February 2nd. Scott led our panel of VC and angel investors through a series of critical questions regarding raising capital. Additionally, the presentation …

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MBBP’s Joshua Watson quoted in Bloomberg article discussing private equity tax and financial reform in the Trump era

Corporate partner Joshua H. Watson was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing possible changes to the private equity industry during Donald Trump's presidency. The article details the top three priorities for the private equity industry as Trump takes office: carried interest, interest deductibility, and changing Dodd-Frank registration requirements.  Regarding Dodd-Frank requirements, Josh notes that if …

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