2019 VC and M&A Forum: M&A Transaction Readiness Panel Recap

By: Joe Hunt “M&A transactions are fraught with peril and unexpected surprises for inexperienced business owners and corporate officers; the goal of today’s panel is to demystify the process,” so said Mary Beth Kerrigan, a Partner in Morse’s Corporate Practice Group, moderating a panel on M&A Transaction Readiness at the Firm’s 2019 VC and M&A …

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Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton Rebrands as Morse

Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton is pleased to announce the next phase of its brand evolution, reflecting the Firm’s identity within the legal marketplace. Effective immediately, the Firm has adopted the stronger, simpler, more modern brand of Morse. Additionally, mbbp.com will change to morse.law to reflect the Firm's new moniker. This new identity preserves our 25-year tradition and carries into the future the vision …

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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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Matt Mitchell and Amanda Thibodeau Join MBBP’s Employment Practice

MBBP is pleased to welcome Matthew L. Mitchell and Amanda E. Thibodeau to the Firm. Matt joins the Firm's Employment Law Group as a Member, and Amanda joins as an Associate. As Chair of the Firm’s Employment Law Group, Matt is experienced in the broad range of complex laws that affect the relationships between employers and employees, including wage and hour, …

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Register today: Show Me the Money: Bio Bucks, Royalties and Other Payment Structures in Strategic Alliances 

  The MBBP Life Sciences group will host the panel event Show Me the Money: Bio Bucks, Royalties and Other Payment Structures in Strategic Alliances on Wednesday, April 3 in our Waltham office. Topics will include upfront license fees, technology access payments, milestone triggers, commercial due diligence fees, clinical trial milestones, royalty rates, and more. …

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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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Attorneys Elevated to Member and Senior Attorney

      We are pleased to announce that Daniel J. Blanchard has been elevated to the rank of Member, and Erin E. Bryan and Jamie N. Dalton have been elevated to Senior Attorney. A member of the Firm’s Corporate Practice Group, Dan’s practice is focused on guiding his clients through corporate governance, employment matters, strategic commercial transactions, equity and …

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Five MBBP Attorneys Selected for 2018 Super Lawyers / Rising Stars List

Super Lawyers, “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement,” has named their selections for Super Lawyers and Rising Stars of 2018. The selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. MBBP announces attorneys Peter Barnes-Brown, John Hession, Joe Marrow, and John Tumilty have been chosen …

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Upcoming event – Navigating the Road to Business Success: Advice from Women Forging Their Own Path

Join us on the morning of Thursday, November 8 from 7:30-9am as we host an all-female panel of women leading the business world. They will share their advice for success and traps for the unwary. MBBP corporate attorney Elizabeth Bitar will moderate the panel. Topics will include: How to make genuine connections Career growth strategies …

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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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