Jeff practices in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital investments, securities regulation, and general corporate and business matters. He serves as outside general counsel to a number of companies in the biotech, communications, distribution, energy, manufacturing, medical device, and retail industries. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience in negotiating private placements of debt and equity securities by companies and investments on behalf of venture capital funds, including multiple rounds of preferred stock, subordinated debt, and warrants. He was the lead attorney in five initial public offerings.
Jeff has received an AV Preeminent® Peer Review from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer rating available for legal ability and professional ethics. He was also recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2013 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the field of Corporate Law.
Served as lead coordinating attorney in a transaction involving a six-company acquisition that closed simultaneously with a private placement of high-yield bonds to institutional investors. That transaction was followed by a three-company acquisition that closed simultaneously with a public offering.
Represented an early-stage hydrogen fuel cell company in negotiating a joint development agreement with a publicly-held fuel cell company and in its subsequent acquisition by the same public company
Represented a contract research organization in its merger with a publicly-held company
Represented a local independent film producer in a private placement of securities to finance a feature film shot in Central Massachusetts
Represented a designer of outdoor apparel and gear in a reorganization and multiple rounds of financing with venture capital firms
Represented a protein sensor company developing diagnostic sensors and therapeutics in multiple rounds of private placements with venture capital firms
Experienced in corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations
Experienced in negotiating shareholder disputes and buyouts
Jeff has lectured at Anna Maria College, Clark University Graduate School of Management, Clark University Small Business Development Center, and InnerCity Entrepreneurs in Worcester. He created and hosted The Business Beat, a weekly radio show on WICN featuring profiles of individuals and companies in Worcester County.