Our Boston office, which opened in 2004, has grown at a remarkable pace, as noted by the Boston Business Journal for three consecutive years.
Our 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 US Legal 500 and "geared to operate at the top of the international fund formation market" by Chambers USA, which also ranked eight of the team’s lawyers – three more than our nearest competitor – along with two ranked tax lawyers who support the group. Headed by one of the most influential private equity lawyers in the world, according to Private Equity International, we represent sponsors and institutional investors in the full spectrum of matters from fund formation to all related investments and transactions, a level of work on behalf of the market’s top players that prompted Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst to call us one of the "most active law firms" in the industry.
The corporate 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, 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 group 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. Our clients are in life sciences, telecommunications, information technology, energy and many other sectors. In addition, we have a dynamic corporate defense and investigations group led by a former Massachusetts Attorney General, who also chairs the firm’s pro bono initiative.
As part of our preeminent international labor and employment practice, which was ranked higher in more categories than any other practice of our kind in US Legal 500, our Boston-based lawyers represent employers doing business in the region and across the country in matters that include discrimination, executive compensation and employee benefits, labor negotiations, immigration and all related policies and procedures. This has included defending hometown institution The Boston Globe in the high-profile labor-management negotiations that helped keep the paper alive.