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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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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Scott Bleier on ABA Panel Discussing Recent Judicial Developments Relating to Private Equity and Venture Capital

At the March 2019 ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting in Vancouver, the Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence Subcommittee will feature presentations from a panel on recent judicial developments relating to private equity and venture capital. The panel will include corporate partner Scott Bleier, Lisa Hedrick of Hirschler, and Meghan Adams of Morris James. More information …

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MBBP Represents Hyperplane Venture Capital in Connection with Investment in Cambridge-Based Startup Modulate

Cambridge-based startup Modulate raised a $2 million seed financing round co-led by 2Enable Partners and MBBP client Hyperplane Venture Capital. Modulate produces voice features for digital characters in video games and online experiences and gives users the freedom to sound however they want. A MBBP team led by Mike Jabbawy represented Hyperplane Venture Capital in …

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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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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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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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Basho Technologies: Examining the Contours of ‘Control’ and the Attendant Fiduciary Duties Owed by VC’s

Sponsored by the ABA's Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, corporate attorney Jon Gworek moderated a Breaking News webinar entitled “Basho Technologies: Examining the Contours of ‘Control’ and the Attendant Fiduciary Duties Owed by VC’s”. The panel featured John Mark Zeberkiewicz and Stephanie Norman of Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A., in Wilmington, Delaware. It examined the …

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Jon Gworek and Dave Czarnecki Participating on ABA Business Law Section Panel about Venture Capital and LLCs

   Corporate attorneys Jon Gworek and Dave Czarnecki will serve as moderator and panelist, respectively, for the ABA Business Law Section Annual Meeting CLE panel Should Venture Capital Take Another Look at The Use of Alternative Entities? Historically, the vast majority of investments made by VC firms have been made in corporations, not LLCs. A number of …

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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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