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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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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Jonathan Gworek Concludes Tenure as Chair of Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee at ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

This year's ABA Business Law Section Meeting will mark the end of Corporate Partner Jon Gworek's position as Chair of the Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee.  Jon was appointed as chair of the committee in 2013 during the annual meeting, and in the role has been integral in planning the committees activities and meetings.   …

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Scott Bleier Participating In This Year’s ABA Business Law Annual Meeting

MBBP Corporate Partner Scott Bleier will participate in two separate sessions during this year's ABA Business Law Annual Meeting in Boston.  Scott will be discussing the recent Sun Capital Partners III v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund (D. Mass. March 28, 2016) court case at the Private Equity and Venture Capital Jurisprudence meeting …

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Panel 3 of Life Sciences Series To Be Held On September 22nd!

On Thursday, September 22nd, MBBP will host the third panel of our Life Sciences Series, "Funding Models in Biotech".  The panel will be held at the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. The panel will discuss today's financing environment for emerging biotech companies, and the many complexities facing these companies in their attempts …

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Startup Coalition Event! Wednesday May 25, 2016

Join the Startup Coalition at its next event, “Fundraising Environment for Consumer or B2C Startups in 2016”, on Wednesday, May 25th from 6pm to 8pm (EDT).  The program will be held at WeWork, 745 Atlantic Avenue, Boston, MA 02111. MBBP’s Michael Cavaretta is a co-founder of the Startup Coalition, and will moderate the panel discussing insights …

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M&A Considerations for Venture-Backed Companies – Register now!

MBBP to host a panel of experienced deal makers who will provide an insider's perspective on what it takes to successfully position a venture backed company for sale and get a deal done. These panelists include Brady Bohrmann, Ted Gillick, and Douglas Melsheimer. They all represent unique perspectives of a buyer, seller, and banker and each bring years of experience in venture-backed M&A. …

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PEVC Committee Chair to attend ABA Business Law Section Conference

This week Attorney Jon Gworek, chair of the ABA Private Equity and Venture Capital Committee, is off to Montreal for the 2016 Business Law Section Spring Meeting. The Business Law Section of the American Bar Association includes over fifty committees with the PEVC being the fifth largest. Throughout this conference, the PEVC Committee has a …

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Q3 Venture Capital Data Published – Get it here!

MBBP's Q4 VC Spotlight Newsletter is fresh off the press. This quarter we provide an analysis of data for 23 companies that closed their first institutional round of financing in the third quarter of 2015. Here's one of several charts available in our publication. Visit our VCs and Startups blog to learn more. Further data analysis, as well …

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