Lew is the leader of Sullivan's Corporate/M&A Group. His practice is focused on a number of transactional areas. He regularly represents public and private companies in equity and debt financings, joint ventures, domestic and international mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. Lew also represents financial institutions in secured and unsecured credit facilities. His clients consist of major financial institutions, private equity groups, family-owned businesses, family offices and other investors, as well as emerging and established companies engaged in a variety of industries, including renewable energy, advertising, health care, communications, manufacturing and software.

Lew is the author of Mergers & Acquisitions: A Step-by-Step Legal and Practical Guide (2nd edition) (Wiley), which he co-authored with Edwin L. Miller, Jr.

Representative Client Work

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Represented Halo2Cloud, LLC, a leading direct-to-consumer mobile accessories company with an extensive intellectual property portfolio and international operations, in its $43 million sale to ZAGG Inc. (NASDAQ:ZAGG), a global leader and innovator in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles
  • Represented Wolfe Laboratories, Inc., a leading contract research organization (CRO) that provides integrated pharmaceutical development services for biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, in the sale of 100% of its stock to Pace Analytical Services, LLC, a portfolio company of Aurora Capital, a west coast private equity firm
  • Represented Buffet Group S.A., a French company that leads in the manufacture and sale of woodwind instruments, in its acquisition of Verne Q. Powell Flutes, a Massachusetts corporation that manufactures and sells flutes and piccolos
  • Represented Locus Energy, one of the largest data management companies in the renewable energy industry, in its acquisition by Genscape, a global leader in energy monitoring data and intelligence
  • Represented Onet S.A., a French conglomerate engaged in commercial cleaning, building security and other commercial services, in its acquisition of EPM Holding Company, a Massachusetts corporation engaged in the nuclear power/fire safety engineering business
  • Represented Associates for International Research, Inc., a human resources consulting company, and its major shareholders in the sale of a majority interest to Relo Group, Inc., a Japanese provider of corporate relocation services
  • Represented Netwatch Systems, an Irish security services company, in its initial acquisition of a US company
  • Represented The Ready Group in its sale to DirectAlert LLC, a portfolio company of HGGC, a private equity firm
  • Represented GreenBytes, Inc., a Rhode Island based provider of data compression and management technology with domain expertise in the areas of deduplication, replication, and virtualization, in its sale to Oracle Corporation
  • Represented ClickSoftware Technologies Limited, a provider of automated workforce management and optimization solutions for the service industry, in its acquisition of Xora, Inc., a global leader in mobile workforce management
  • Represented a private equity firm in its $140 million acquisition of a public software company
  • Represented a health care company in its $53 million sale to a private equity firm
  • Represented a private equity firm focused on turnaround situations in its acquisition of a medical devices manufacturer
  • Represented the founder in the $120 million sale of a personal care products company to a private equity firm

Lending Deals

  • Represented Santander Bank as agent in its syndicated, asset-backed facility to finance the acquisition of Microfinancial, Inc., a financial intermediary specializing in microticket leasing and financing
  • Represented the lender in a $100 million financing of an international consulting company
  • Represented the senior lender in an acquisition financing for a private equity backed borrower in the life sciences industry, including negotiation of intercreditor terms, and subsequent workout
  • Represented a senior lender in several acquisition financings for borrowers in the restaurant industry
  • Represented a mezzanine lender in a $35 million financing of a private equity backed acquisition
  • Represented a health care company borrower and private equity sponsor in a $50 million senior facility and a $12 million mezzanine loan

Equity Finance and Other Corporate Deals

  • Represented Money in Motion, one of the co-founders of bKash, the leading mobile financial services provider of Bangladesh, in the formation of a strategic partnership with Ant Financial, operator of Alipay, to promote financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked communities in Bangladesh
  • Represented a family office in early stage financings of alternative energy and sustainable farming companies
  • Represented a technology company in a venture debt financing structured to be compliant with Sharia law
  • Represented a software as a service company in its Series A and B financings and multiple partner arrangements
  • Represented a renewable energy company in over $65 million in venture financings and multiple R&D agreements
  • Advised a solar development company on novel financing platform for replicable small-scale solar installation deal structures, including optimization of structure for incorporating non-traditional tax equity investments
  • Represented a family office in multiple early stage financings for emerging businesses

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Massachusetts

Education

  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law
  • B.S., Syracuse University

Community Engagement

  • American and Boston Bar Associations
  • Association for Corporate Growth (ACG)
  • Board of Directors, College Bound Dorchester (formerly known as Federated Dorchester Neighborhood Houses, Inc.)
  • Alternative Energy Committee, Town of Duxbury, Massachusetts

Awards & Honors

  • The Legal 500 U.S. (2014-2019)
  • "Leading Lawyer," The Legal 500 U.S. (2019)
  • "New Leader," Banker & Tradesman (2009)
  • "Rising Star," Massachusetts Super Lawyers (2007-2010)

Seminars & Presentations

2019 ACG New England Fall Conference Panel Moderator: ESG and Social Impact Investing

Practices

Industries

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