Issuance of Founders’ Equity: What’s the Right Slice of Pie? – MBBP Venture Capital Event, December 7

Our venture capital event, Issuance of Founders' Equity: What's the Right Slice of Pie?, will be held on Thursday, December 7 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate attorney John Hession, the panel will discuss the unique challenges and issues surrounding the allocation of equity for early-stage companies. The panel includes: Abi …

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John Hession Speaking on Panel at AUTM 2017 Eastern Region Meeting

At the Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Eastern Region Meeting, corporate attorney John Hession will participate on the panel "Title Founders and Initial Equity Distribution for Startups." The panel will explore equity distribution among founders, universities, management, and employees during new company formation, and the impact of this distribution on the company's success. The …

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Mike Cavaretta Moderating Startup Coalition Panel on Avoiding Legal Snafus

Corporate attorney Mike Cavaretta will moderate the Startup Coalition panel "An Ounce of Prevention: How Startups Can Avoid Legal Snafus." The panel of startup and legal veterans will discuss on which legal precautions startups should focus their limited resources in order to reduce the likelihood of long term consequences on their business. The panel will …

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Carl Barnes Comments on Earnout Disputes in Startup Acquisitions in Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal article "Rise of 'Earnouts' Muddies M&A Waters" discusses the increasing landscape of earnout agreements in startup acquisitions. As the article states, earnout agreements are often used in order to settle differences over a company's valuation, but are frequently leading to disputes over milestone payments. MBBP corporate partner Carl Barnes remarks that: …

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MBBP’s Life Sciences Vector Newsletter, Summer 2017

Our Life Sciences team has published the Summer 2017 edition of its Vector newsletter. Below you will find brief descriptions of the news and articles included in the publication. Read the full newsletter for more information. CORPORATE PARTNER MIKE JABBAWY PARTICIPATING ON SHOOBX STARTUP PANEL On September 26, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will take part in the panel “How …

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Mike Jabbawy Participating on Shoobx Startup Panel

On September 26, corporate partner Mike Jabbawy will take part in the panel “How to Start a Startup”. The panel is part of Shoobx’s Startup Series, which features real life stories from startup founders, investors, and community members. Items of discussion will include choosing a form of entity for a business, choosing co-founders, and how to find assistance to …

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MBBP Clients Included in MassChallenge 2017 Startup Class

Firm clients DropZone for Veterans and Skelmet are among the 128 startups that will be a part of this year's MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. MassChallenge helps the world's highest-impact and highest-potential startups launch, grow, and make an impact across various industries. The program received more than 1,500 applications this year, and will end with the MassChallenge Boston …

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Early-Stage Life Science Financing Event – March 30

Don't miss our next event, Money and Molecules: Early-Stage Life Science Financing, on Thursday, March 30 from 3:30-5pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center. Moderated by corporate attorney John Hession, a panel of experts will discuss the current complex financing environment for early-stage life science companies. Among other topics, the panel discussion will include: Formulate a …

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MBBP Clients Red Crow and MiRTLE Medical Featured in Forbes Article Regarding New Equity Crowdfunding Platform

MBBP clients Red Crow and MiRTLE Medical are featured in a Forbes article regarding Red Crow's new equity crowdfunding portal that will be launching in November.  The crowdfunding platform will feature "exclusive and professionally-vetted investment opportunities" for accredited and non-accredited investors. MiRTLE Medical will have one of the first featured investment opportunities. MiRTLE's product is …

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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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