The Top Five Considerations for Startups

Starting a new business can be both exciting and challenging. Protecting your business from day one can set you up for success and help you avoid costly litigation down the road. To help set you on the path to success, corporate attorney Liz Bitar covers the Top Five Considerations for Startups, including choice of entity, …

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Jeffry Severson and Elizabeth Bitar Join MBBP as Associates

MBBP welcomed two new associates to its intellectual property and corporate practices, Jeffry C. Severson and Elizabeth A. Bitar. Jeff's intellectual property practice will focus on protecting his clients' inventions and growing their intellectual property portfolios. Prior to joining the Firm, Jeff worked as an operations research patent examiner for the United States Patent and Trademark Office. As a corporate …

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Event Recap: Corporate Venture Capital

By: John Hession Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) in the technology sector has experienced some seismic shifts in perspective over the last decade. This perspective was offered by panelists Frank Andrasco, Director at next47, Adam Jackson, Venture Investor, Bose Ventures, and Charles Svirk, Senior Associate at MassMutual Ventures, who presented at a panel seminar hosted by …

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Shannon Zollo Will Discuss M&A Deal Trends at 2018 New England Business Summit

Corporate attorney Shannon Zollo will speak at the 2018 New England Business Summit, being held on May 16 at the Boston Marriott Newton. The Summit will offer business owners valuable economic information to help them formulate a business development plan for the upcoming year. Shannon will discuss relevant deal trends and typical structures within the …

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Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies – Event, May 3rd

Our next venture capital event, Corporate Venture Capital: Unique Opportunities and Special Considerations for Startup Companies, will be held on Thursday, May 3 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by Scott Bleier, the panel will discuss the special considerations that go into a corporate venture capital financial transaction, both from the perspective of …

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Daniel Blanchard Joins MBBP as Corporate Senior Attorney

We are pleased to welcome seasoned Corporate Senior Attorney Daniel J. Blanchard to the Firm. Dan advises his clients on corporate governance, strategic commercial transactions, equity and debt fundraising activities, and mergers and acquisitions. Dan also counsels lower-to-mid-market private equity funds and family offices in connection with their investments, the management of portfolio companies, and leveraged “roll-up” …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Market Update Panel Recap

By: Dan Blanchard During our 2018 VC and M&A Forum, MBBP partner Scott Bleier moderated a panel titled “M&A Market Update.” The panel was comprised of Alan Fullerton, Partner at Mirus Capital, Bob Cronin, Managing Director of Bowen Advisors and Greg Fanikos, Managing Director at Alantra. Scott Bleier started the presentation by noting the important …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Terms and Conditions Made Simple Panel Recap

By: Kelly Dutremble The Terms and Conditions (T&C's) Made Simple panel of our 2018 VC and M&A Forum highlighted some of the major terms of an M&A transaction, discussed the strategic decisions involved in negotiating these terms, and reviewed recent trends. MBBP partner Joe Marrow moderated the panel and guided the panelists through the major …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: Maximizing Value in M&A Panel Recap

By: Ryan Perry High level strategy, exclusivity and price. These were the themes of a panel on Maximizing Value in M&A at our recently-completed 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Corporate Partner Jon Gworek led the panel through discussions around exit strategies for venture-backed companies, which begins with the initial influx of venture dollars and culminates …

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2018 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Transaction Readiness Panel Recap

By: Joe Hunt “M&A transaction readiness encompasses far more than just business performance and readiness of ownership,” so said Mary Beth Kerrigan, a Partner in MBBP's corporate group, on a panel on M&A transaction readiness at the firm’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum. Brian Ennis, President of EnniTech LLC remarked that, “M&A transaction readiness also …

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