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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Elizabeth Bitar Joins Morse as an Associate

Morse is pleased to announce that Elizabeth A. Bitar has joined the Firm’s Corporate Department as an Associate. As a corporate associate, Liz guides her clients through mergers and acquisitions of all sizes, financings for startup and emerging growth companies, and venture capital investments. She graduated from Northeastern University School of Law. For more information, read the full announcement. We …

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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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