Our Boston office, which opened in 2004, has grown at a remarkable pace, as noted by the Boston Business Journal for three consecutive years.
The office is home to one of the world’s leading private investment funds practices, which has been called "a powerhouse in the private equity world" by The Legal 500 United States and "geared to operate at the top of the international fund formation market" by Chambers USA. The latter also ranked eight of the team’s lawyers along with two tax lawyers who support the group.
Headed by one of the most influential private equity lawyers in the world, according to Private Equity International, the practice represents sponsors and institutional investors in the full spectrum of matters from fund formation to all related investments and transactions. This level of work on behalf of the market’s top players prompted Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst to call us one of the "most active law firms" in the industry.
Our finance group, praised by Chambers USA as "responsive, efficient and cost-effective," represents lenders in all aspects of multi-tranche financings including last-out senior loans, unitranches, and second-lien and mezzanine financings, with special emphasis on distressed debt. We also maintain a corporate transactional practice that represents private equity and venture capital firms in connection with primary investments, secondary transactions and leveraged recapitalizations.
Our litigation practice features an intellectual property team that Chambers USA says is "right at the heart of the industry," with lawyers who are known for their business sense and strategic thinking. They help our clients protect and exploit their IP assets, and litigate complex disputes related to patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks and technology-based licenses. IP clients are in life sciences, telecommunications, information technology, energy and many other sectors. In addition, we have a dynamic white collar defense and investigations group led by a former Massachusetts attorney general, who also chairs the firm’s pro bono initiative.
As part of Proskauer’s pre-eminent international labor and employment practice — which was ranked higher in more categories than any other practice of its kind in The Legal 500 United States — we represent employers doing business in the region and across the country. Matters include discrimination, executive compensation, employee benefits, labor negotiations, immigration and all related policies and procedures. Among these are the defense of hometown institution The Boston Globe in the high-profile labor-management negotiations that helped keep the paper alive.