Trademark Attorney Stacey Friends Joins Morse

Morse is pleased to welcome Stacey C. Friends to the Firm as a Member of the Trademark and Intellectual Property Groups. Stacey's practice will continue to encompass all aspects of brand selection, as well as trademark clearance, registration, and enforcement, both nationally and internationally for large and small companies. She also advises clients on various copyright, fair use, and licensing …

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Structuring Your M&A Transaction: Asset Purchase Versus Stock Purchase

When you are ready to buy or sell a company, it can feel like all the pieces are moving a million miles a minute. Whether you are the buyer or the seller, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind when structuring the transaction. In addition, determining the structure may be challenging as …

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Mike Jabbawy Partners with Shoobx in Using Technology and Predictable Fee Structures to Change the Way Startups and Lawyers Work Together

In tech startup industry moving news, legal services platform Shoobx, Inc. has launched Legal Services on Shoobx, a new program to connect startups with legal representation at a fixed, affordable fee covering not only incorporation and general corporate work but also initial equity fundraising activities. Morse corporate partner Mike Jabbawy is pioneering the program after …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Current M&A Deal Terms Panel Recap

By: Stephanie Singer At Morse's 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, panelists with their finger on the pulse of the M&A world shared their views as to current trends in M&A deal terms. Moderator John Hession, Partner at Morse, led a discussion among data maven Amanda Jackson Managing Director - Eastern Region, Business …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

By: Stephanie Singer How do you maximize value when beginning an M&A process? At Morse’s 2019 VC and M&A Forum on May 2, a panel of experts – including an entrepreneur, a venture capitalist, a banker, and a VC and M&A attorney – shared their thoughts on the keys to success when negotiating an M&A …

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2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Nicolette Anagnos Morse partner Scott Bleier moderated the M&A Market Update panel during our 2019 VC and M&A Forum. Scott began the discussion with a general outline of exit options for companies and highlighted the likelihood of an M&A exit, given historical data and 2018 data regarding the number of M&A deals compared to …

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Stephanie Singer and Nicolette Anagnos Join Morse’s Corporate Practice

Morse is pleased to welcome Stephanie L. Singer and Nicolette E. Anagnos to the Firm. Stephanie joins the Firm's Corporate Practice Group as Counsel, and Nicolette joins as an Associate. Stephanie provides practical legal and business advice to entrepreneurs, startups and high-growth companies throughout their lifecycle. She represents a wide range of technology and life sciences companies on formation, equity-related matters, …

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John Hession Speaking at MassBio on Perfecting Your Pitch for Investors and Strategic Partners

John Hession will speak at MassBio on May 8 on the topic Perfecting Your Pitch for Investors and Strategic Partners. John and other speakers will discuss pitch basics, how to customize your pitch for your audience, and provide tips on how to target the right investors and partners for your startup or product. The speakers …

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Payroll Software and Services Company MPAY Acquires BenePAY and IDM Solutions

Firm client MPAY, Inc. has acquired Michigan-based payroll company, BenePAY, a leader in payroll, tax and HR services, to accelerate MPAY's national payroll and human resource services expansion strategy through its Payentry brand. MPAY has also acquired California-based payroll and insurance company, IDM Solutions, further expanding its reach and giving MPAY its first West Coast …

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Jon Gworek Moderating Panel at ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting 2019

Jon Gworek will be moderating a panel on corporate venture capital (CVC) at the ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Vancouver later this week. Whereas a traditional venture capital firm is investing purely to maximize ROI, CVC investors may also invest for strategic reasons. This gives rise to the potential for conflicts of interest …

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