Kenneth Earley Joins Morse as Counsel

WALTHAM, MA - Morse is pleased to welcome Kenneth Earley to the Firm. Ken joins the Corporate Practice Group as Counsel. Ken advises clients on general corporate and securities matters, corporate governance, finance, and M&A and international business transactions. In addition, Ken has experience counseling clients on a wide variety of regulatory and compliance matters, as …

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Morse Welcomes Dennis Parad and Ryan Whelpley to the Firm

Morse is pleased to welcome Dennis Parad and Ryan Whelpley to the Firm as Associates. Dennis joins the Firm’s Patent Practice Group and Ryan joins the Corporate Practice Group. Dennis is a Registered Patent Attorney and former Patent Examiner with more than 15 years of intellectual property law experience. He advises clients in the life sciences with respect to the preparation and …

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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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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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