The 2011 Leahy-Smith America Invents Act fundamentally changed the process by which life sciences companies protect their inventions. U.S. patents are no longer awarded to the first to invent, but instead to the first to file. As a result, understanding the system and the standards for protecting intellectual property is as crucial today as understanding the science behind it.
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Clients across multiple industries turn to Michael to coordinate their more complex business transactions. They value his quick assessment of issues and their implications, as well as his creative yet effective solutions to the many issues that arise during the course of a transaction.Michael’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, buyout transactions, securities regulation, and venture capital investment transactions.
Peter brings strategic business vision to his work assisting emerging and established companies in corporate and finance matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, executive compensation, and business-succession planning. He counsels companies in a variety of sectors including technology, software, digital and traditional media, distribution, and consumer products.
Peter’s clients from both public and closely held businesses turn to him for sound strategic advice on a full spectrum of issues. He leverages his firm grasp of his clients’ needs with extensive legal and business experience to help clients develop – and implement – effective solutions. Peter has a broad range of experience in the general corporate and commercial contract areas and in the valuation, acquisition and sale of businesses.
Jeff’s practice focuses on a variety of commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and general business law. Jeff also advises clients on business planning issues such as entity selection and formation; and business planning and succession.
Stuart maintains a diverse practice, including many long-standing client relationships. His primary focus is on mergers and acquisitions, business planning, and federal tax issues. Clients across multiple industries value Stuart’s knowledge and experience, as well as his responsiveness to their concerns.
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Brad counsels clients on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities law compliance, forming and financing startup businesses and real estate matters. He has extensive experience in private placements and other private securities transactions, Rule 506 offerings, and corporate governance matters.
Mike’s work at Michael Best focuses on corporate governance and commercial transactions within the transactional practice group.
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