Jeffrey E. Swaim

Jeff is a partner and chair of the firm's Business Group. He has extensive experience practicing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, equity financing, securities regulation, contract drafting and negotiation, business formation, corporate governance, and general corporate and business matters. He has worked with clients in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, plastics, medical devices, health services, life sciences, publishing, telecommunications, internet services, software, high-technology, financial services, and the media. Jeff's clients range in size from small start-up ventures to large multi-national public companies.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts
  • Boston University School of Law JD (1994)
  • Duke University BA (1988)
  • Represented a client in connection with the roll-up of eight teleconferencing companies involving a $75 million bond offering and follow-on IPO
  • Represented a technology company in connection with a $6 million venture capital financing
  • Represented a large public company in connection with the negotiation of multi-million-dollar component supply agreements
  • Represented numerous clients in various industries with business or acquisitions and divestitures
  • Represented start-up companies in connection with business formation and equity financing
  • Served as general legal counsel to companies in a variety of industries
  • Drafted and negotiated a wide range of corporate and commercial agreements

Publications/Presentations

  • Contributing author,The Pulse: Mirick O'Connell's Health Law Blog
  • “New PPP Flexibility Act Extends Forgiveness Period and Maturity Date Among other Benefits,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, June 9, 2020
  • “Good News for Many PPP Loan Recipients: Treasury Department Issues New Guidance on "Necessity" Certification for PPP Loan Applicants that Should Ease Concerns,” Mirick O’Connell COVID-19 Legal Updates Client Alert, May 14, 2020
  • “PPP Return Deadline Extended to May 14th,” Mirick O’Connell COVID-19 Legal Updates Client Alert, May 7, 2020
  • “COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance,” Mirick O'Connell COVID-19 Legal Updates Client Alert, April 6, 2020 
  • “The New SBA Payment Protection Program Loan For Small Businesses – a Q & A,” Mirick O’Connell Client Alert, April 1, 2020
  • "Hot Topics in Healthcare Compliance," Mirick O'Connell Health Law Seminar, November 7, 2012 (presenter)
  • Contributing author, Mirick O'Connell Business Law e-Report
  • "Legal Issues for Start-ups," Small Business Development Center, Center for Women and Enterprise, Worcester Polytechnic Institute CEO East Business Conference
  • "LLCs Demystified," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • "LLCs: Advising Small Businesses, Start-ups and Larger Companies," Lorman Seminar
  • "Basic Tax Issues for the Business Lawyer," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education
  • "Non-Competes: Getting Them Right the First Time," New England Business Brokers Association

Professional / Community Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • American Red Cross, Central Massachusetts Chapter, board member
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