Mary Beth Kerrigan will be a Panelist at “Trends in the Funding Environment in New England” Event

On February 7th, corporate attorney Mary Beth Kerrigan will serve as a panelist for the panel "Trends in the Funding Environment in New England." The event will be hosted by The Startup Coalition and will be held at WeWork South Station from 6-8pm. The panel will cover how the funding environment has changed for startups …

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Joseph Hunt Joins MBBP as Corporate & Tax Associate

We are pleased to announce the addition of corporate and tax associate, Joseph E. Hunt IV. Joe advises emerging and middle-market companies in a wide range of industries and at all stages of their development. Joe also provides counsel to clients on general tax matters, entity formation, and on corporate governance. Prior to joining MBBP, …

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Michael Jabbawy Joins MBBP as Corporate Partner

We are pleased to announce the addition of Corporate Member Michael R. Jabbawy. Michael’s practice is focused primarily in the areas of emerging and growth technology companies, venture capital, M&A transactions, and corporate governance. As a member of the Corporate Department, Michael advises technology and other emerging companies through each stage of growth, counseling founders, management teams …

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Ryan Perry Discusses Profits Interests and their Potential Business Benefits and Caveats in New Article

One of the first and most important tax-driven decisions a founder must make is the type of entity in which to house his or her venture. Though much ink has been spilled over the pros and cons of choosing a corporation versus a limited liability company, or LLC, one thing is certain: most folks understand …

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MBBP’s Joshua Watson quoted in Bloomberg article discussing private equity tax and financial reform in the Trump era

Corporate partner Joshua H. Watson was quoted in a Bloomberg article discussing possible changes to the private equity industry during Donald Trump's presidency. The article details the top three priorities for the private equity industry as Trump takes office: carried interest, interest deductibility, and changing Dodd-Frank registration requirements.  Regarding Dodd-Frank requirements, Josh notes that if …

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Revised HSR Thresholds 2017

On January 19, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its annual press release announcing revised jurisdictional thresholds for 2017 in connection with reportable transactions under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (HSR Act). These new HSR thresholds will go into effect 30 days after they are published in the Federal Register, which is …

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MBBP Welcomes New Attorneys to the Team

            Morse, Barnes-Brown, and Pendleton has welcomed three new attorneys: Joshua H. Watson, William R. Schmidt II, and Kelly L. Hinkel. Josh and Kelly have become members of the Corporate Practice group, while Bill has joined the Patent Practice group. Josh is an experienced private funds attorney and has joined the Corporate …

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NYSE’s Corporate Board Member Online Magazine Brings in MBBP’s Carl Barnes for Insights on D&O Liability

NYSE's publication, Corporate Board Member, has recently published an article, "Sidestepping D&O Liability". This piece brings to light the year 2015 as a record-breaking one for securities litigation against directors and officers, and how this trend is continuing into 2016. The level of whistleblower activity has significantly increased, as exemplified by the astonishing 119 filings …

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MBBP’s Shannon Zollo Quoted in Reuters Article Regarding Loan Volume Boost and Election Outcome

Reuters quoted MBBP's Shannon Zollo in an article regarding the financial industry's propensity for a Hillary Clinton presidency. Zollo expressed that the "devil you know" is the more predictable, and therefore safer, outcome because in an election as turbulent and polarizing as this one, the impact could eventually destabilize potential future deals. Before the election, …

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MBBP Welcomes Attorney James Kelly

MBBP is pleased to announce that Attorney James J. Kelly has joined the firm as a member. Jim is a business lawyer with a practice focused on representing alternative investment managers and investors. With experience in innovative investment products, Jim represents a range of investment management firms in all aspects of their businesses, including structuring, organizing …

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