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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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’s Tim Manning Published in Article Discussing the Perspective of Unsecured Creditors of a Borrower

Tim Manning of our Corporate Practice group recently published an article in TSL (The Secured Lender) Express, which is published by the Commercial Finance Association. The article examines the risks to a senior secured lender that fails to take into account how its actions towards a distressed borrower are viewed by the unsecured creditors of …

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MBBP and Attorneys Earn “Best Law Firms” and “Best Lawyers” Rankings

Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton PC is pleased to announce it has received national and regional rankings in the U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms” listing for 2017. To be eligible, firms must have attorneys who are listed in the current edition of the Best Lawyers in America. MBBP has received national rankings …

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MBBP Partner Scott Bleier Featured in “Legal Outlook Q&A” Interview with LinkSquares

Firm corporate partner Scott Bleier was recently interviewed by LinkSquares, Inc., regarding his vast knowledge and experience as a "veteran startup lawyer".  Scott discussed various topics relating to startups, including the largest legal issues for early stage companies, the role of outside counsel for tech companies, and the biggest challenges surrounding customer agreements and contracts. Read the …

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June ELA Published: “Magic” Numbers

MBBP's Employment Law Group just released its June Employment Law Advisor. It is crucial for businesses to be aware of the ever-increasing array of laws that govern the workplace in order to maintain legal compliance and avoid legal exposure. For growing businesses, it is specifically important to understand how the number of employees dictates when the state and …

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MBBP Attorney to Host Office Hours at TechSandBox 1/21/2016

On  Thursday, January 21, MBBP Attorney Daniele Ouellette Levy will host Office Hours at TechSandBox on entity selection (S Corp, LLC, etc.), stock structure, and equity considerations. Office Hours provides access to experts in topics such as intellectual property, business formation, benefits, taxes, marketing, sales, funding, IT and technology commercialization. Daniele will be available for one-on-one, 45 minute sessions from 11:30AM- 3:30PM. This …

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MBBP Welcomes Attorney Hillary Peterson

MBBP is pleased to announce that Attorney Hillary Peterson has joined the firm as an associate. Hillary concentrates her practice in the area of general corporate and securities law. She represents clients in a wide range of corporate matters including venture capital and private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions. Hillary also advises public …

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