Ed has practiced corporate and securities law for over 40 years. He has represented both issuers and underwriters in scores of IPOs, secondary stock offerings and other public market transactions that have raised billions of dollars. Ed has represented venture capital firms and technology companies in venture financings throughout his time in practice. More recently, he has concentrated on the representation of emerging technology companies, including completing a number of recent initial public offerings. In addition, Ed has extensive mergers and acquisitions experience, representing both acquirers and sellers. Ed was the first associate and a partner for over 20 years at Boston's Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, a leading "technology law" firm.

Ed is the author of two books: Mergers & Acquisitions: A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide (2nd edition) (Wiley)which he co-authored with Lewis N. Segall, and Lifecycle of a Technology Company: A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide from Startup to Sale (Wiley).

Representative Client Work

  • Over 100 other issuer-side and underwriter-side IPOs and other public financings. Recent issuer-side IPOs include Mazor Robotics (surgical device); Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD drug development); Bio Blast Pharma; and several companies currently in registration
  • Sell-side M&A transactions include X-Café LLC (coffee extracts) to Kerry (Ireland) ($30 million); Ibrix (file serving software) to Hewlett-Packard (price undisclosed); SMaL Camera Technologies to Cypress Semiconductor ($40+ million); Ciphent Inc. (internet security software and services) to Accuvant (price undisclosed); and Cambridge Analog Technologies (semiconductors) to Maxim Integrated Products (price undisclosed)
  • Buy-side M&A transactions include the purchase by Iron Mountain of Connected Corporation ($120 million), LiveVault ($50 million), Stratify ($160 million) and Mimosa Systems ($110 million); the acquisition/spinoff of Travel Centers of America by Hospitality Properties Trust ($2 billion); the purchase by Taconic Farms of the Xenogen Biosciences division of Caliper Life Sciences; and the purchase by Konarka Technologies of Siemens’ photovoltaics business in Germany
  • Representative clients: American DG Energy (co-generation); Charles River Analytics (advanced government research); Evologie (skin care); Ferric Inc. (semiconductors); Natel Energy (low-head hydro technology); Pillar Investments (Beirut) (investment banking); Playsquare (interactive entertainment software); Pluristem Therapeutics (Haifa) (stem cells); PolyPid (Israel) (drug delivery); Silenseed (Israel) (cancer therapeutics); Tecogen (co-generation); and Rosse Enterprises (private investments)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • A.B., Boston College

Community Engagement

  • Boston Bar Association
  • Founding Trustee, Americans for Children of the Middle East, Inc.
  • Board and Executive Committee Member (retired), Boston Foundation for Sight

Awards & Honors

  • Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2004-2012, 2014-2017)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2007-2020)

Seminars & Presentations

  • "Advising on Mergers & Acquisitions," Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. (MCLE) (February 2013)
  • Taught two courses at Boston University School of Law -- "The Lifecycle of a Technology Company: A Practitioner's Perspective" and "Mergers & Acquisitions"
  • Frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars 

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