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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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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Six MBBP Attorneys Selected for 2017 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 2017. The selection process involves peer nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. MBBP announces attorneys Peter Barnes-Brown, Scott Connolly,  John Hession, Joe Marrow, …

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MBBP Corporate Attorneys Represent Mosse & Mosse Associates in Acquisition of Certain Assets by Risk Strategies Company

A team of Morse Barnes Brown Pendleton attorneys, led by Joe Marrow, Dave Czarnecki, Kelly Hinkel and corporate paralegal Yongha Lee, recently represented our client Mosse & Mosse Associates, LLC in a sale of certain assets to Risk Strategies Company. Mosse & Mosse provides its client base with both employee benefits and retirement plan consulting …

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Carl Barnes Quoted in BloombergPolitics on Rex Tillerson Email Probe

In the investigation into the accuracy of Exxon Mobil's statements regarding the possible effects of climate change on the company, an email alias of former CEO Rex Tillerson, now Secretary of State, was discovered. In BloombergPolitics article "Tillerson May Face Deposition About 'Wayne Tracker' Alias Emails", MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes weighs in on whether …

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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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Chip Wry Discusses Entity Choice and Tax Reform in Accounting Today

Accounting Today's article titled "To LLC or not to LLC: Entity choice and tax reform", discusses the importance of choosing the correct type of entity to use when forming a business, and the possible impact of an upcoming tax reform. Tax attorney Chip Wry states that while the exact outline of the tax reform is …

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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 Shannon Zollo and Josh French Discuss Quickly Enacting Trump Administration Policies in BBJ Article

    In an article in the Boston Business Journal, Corporate partner Shannon Zollo and corporate senior attorney Josh French discuss the importance for the Trump administration to act quickly in enacting new policies that were promised during Trump's campaign. The potential legislation, including protectionist trade policies, corporate tax reform, increased infrastructure spending, and immigration reform, …

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MBBP Held Series A Venture Capital Financing Event at Cambridge Innovation Center on 2/2/2017

MBBP's corporate partner Scott Bleier moderated our VC group's event, "Series A Venture Capital Financing: A Review of 2016 and a Look Forward to 2017" at the Cambridge Innovation Center on Thursday, February 2nd. Scott led our panel of VC and angel investors through a series of critical questions regarding raising capital. Additionally, the presentation …

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