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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MBBP’s 2018 VC and M&A Forum – March 29

Register today! On March 29th at the Revere Hotel Boston Common, MBBP will host its 2018 VC and M&A Forum. The closing of a venture capital financing is a cause for joyous celebration – and the commencement of careful planning and preparation for the inevitable liquidity event, whether public offering or acquisition. For the vast …

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Scott Bleier Joins Faculty at Boston University School of Law

MBBP corporate attorney Scott Bleier has joined the faculty at Boston University School of Law as an adjunct professor. He will be teaching Venture Capital Financing during the spring semester. The course will be designed to provide students with an understanding of the business, economic, psychological and legal issues that confront lawyers and their venture …

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Behind the Curtain: An inside look into the operations of VC firms – MBBP Venture Capital Event, November 7

Our venture capital event, Behind the Curtain: an inside look into the operations of VC firms, will be held on Tuesday, November 7 from 4:30-6pm at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate attorney Mike Jabbawy, the panel will explore how the internal realities of a venture capital firm might have an impact on a technology company …

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Scott Bleier Moderating ABA Venture Capital Webinar This Thursday

This Thursday, July 27th, beginning at 1pm EST, corporate attorney Scott Bleier will moderate the ABA Business Law Section webinar "Roadmap of a Venture Capital Deal". The panel will cover various topics of the lifecycle of a venture capital financing transaction. Visit our VCs and Startups blog for more information about the webinar and details on …

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Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits – Venture Capital Event, May 18

Our Venture Capital team will be hosting a panel event, Tales from the Trenches: Reflections on Successful Exits, on Thursday May 18 at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC). Moderated by corporate partner Scott Bleier, a panel of entrepreneurs will share stories about how they built and eventually sold their companies to large strategic acquirers. Space is limited! …

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Mary Beth Kerrigan Was Encore Panelist at CLE Webinar on Venture Backed M&A

Back by popular demand, corporate partner Mary Beth Kerrigan spoke on an encore panel of this year's ABA Business Law Annual Meeting, titled "Venture Backed M&A: Special Considerations".  Mary Beth and her fellow panelists discussed complex issues that commonly arise in acquisitions of venture-backed companies, including complicated waterfalls, the blurring of management incentives with purchase price, and much …

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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 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 Client Koya Leadership Partners’ Founder & CEO Awarded 2016 Boston Brava Award

Firm client Katie Bouton of Koya Leadership Partners received the 2016 Boston Brava Award from SmartCEO.  The Boston Brava Award recognizes high-impact female business leaders who are CEOs, Executive Directors of Nonprofits, or C-suite executives.  An independent committee of local business leaders chooses the winner of the Brava Award.  Winners are chosen for their commitment to giving …

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