John Hession on Panel for Entrepreneur’s Edge: Critical Factors for a Successful Board 

Corporate partner John Hession will be a panelist on Entrepreneur's Edge: Critical Factors for a Successful Board, hosted by the University of Virginia Licensing & Ventures Group. The panel will examine the critical factors for a successful board from the legal, investing, and entrepreneurial perspectives. It will be held on Tuesday, February 26 at the UVA LVG Incubator, …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Speaking on Startup Coalition Panel about Funding Environment in New England

Corporate attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan will be a panelist for The Startup Coalition's event Funding Environment in New England. The panel will be held on Wednesday, February 13 at 6pm at WeWork. Panelists will discuss the changes in the funding environment in New England and: the alternative forms of funding that have gained traction in …

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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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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 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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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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Recent Growth in the Boston Area Life Sciences Ecosystem

The life sciences ecosystem in Boston is flourishing at a prolific pace. Boston is the mecca of strong universities coupled with some of the top teaching hospitals in the country, producing imaginative, intelligent individuals with science and medical backgrounds. These researchers and entrepreneurs are driven to launch the latest groundbreaking ideas and devices to fight …

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Charlie Pascal Joins MBBP

MBBP welcomed Charles C. Pascal to its corporate practice. Charlie concentrates his practice on technology, life sciences and other emerging companies. Prior to joining MBBP, he was a member of the Business Law Department and of the Technology Companies Group at Goodwin Procter LLP. For more information, read the full announcement. We invite you to contact Charlie directly.