Our clients include individual entrepreneurs, private and public companies, venture capitalists, standard-setting consortia, and major educational institutions. Our clients are engaged in cutting-edge areas of business, including software technologies, the Internet, clean tech, electronic commerce and medical technologies. “Serial” entrepreneurs regularly return to us to launch and grow their new businesses.
We have acted as legal counsel in many hundreds of venture capital, angel and bank financings, representing both the emerging companies obtaining financing, as well as the investors and banks making the investments. We often supply the introduction that results in the financing. Our public and private clients engage in all forms of mergers and acquisitions, ranging from early acquisitions of emerging companies to complex international mergers.
Our mission is to be the trusted advisor to our clients, providing quality legal services, outstanding business advice and value-added services. We work side by side with our client CEOs to bring the resources necessary to grow their companies - all while ensuring that their companies are legally protected. We view our success as intertwined with our clients’ success, and we share some of these success stories with you.
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Sara and Richard McNeil, a dynamic husband and wife leadership team, founded Boston Software Systems in 1985 and run it today with a virtual team operating in 10 states. The company markets the leading scripting software tool (software programming) in...
Carbonrally proves that it can be fun to be “green.” Carbonrally’s web site allows members to sign up for free and compete individually or on teams by accepting a series of carbon-reduction challenges to effect climate change. Carbonrally challenges include actions such as foregoing disposable coffee cups, commuting by bike instead of....
More than 300,000 small businesses, associations and nonprofits trust Constant Contact to help them connect with their audience—making the company a major email marketing player. But who did Constant Contact trust when they themselves were starting out as a small business?
Founded in May 2004, CYCLE Kids, a nonprofit located in Cambridge, MA, works with inner-city schools to promote healthy lifestyle choices through a curriculum based on teaching children how to ride a bike. With growing numbers of underactive, overweight children, CYCLE Kids promotes the benefits of exercise and nutrition while introducing kids to one of the great joys of childhood – riding a bike.
Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology was developed in the 60s, along with mainframes, but came to market in force in the late 80s and 90s as fax-machines and dial-up modems transformed business and personal communications. (Even if you don’t know the technology, you know the beeping sound it makes as your fax machine connects).
Steve Snyder is our Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Following 17 years of building, funding and turning vision into reality at three tech companies, Steve’s focus is providing clients with business guidance to drive revenue, increase profitability and create opportunities, all as a value added service from Gesmer Updegrove.
I-many is a leading provider of contract management software and services to the pharma, biotech, medical device and other industries; 10 pharmaceutical companies use I-many solutions. But the road to leadership was long and winding. There were early rounds of creative venture capital and other financings. IP licensing and copyright work were critical.
Mariposa makes hand-made, original gifts for the home and table. Visit their website and you'll see what makes a Mariposa branded piece unique. You'll also learn that “all Mariposa’s designers, including John Updike’s son, Michael Updike, are artists: painters and sculptors who view each piece they make as art, not a product.”
Although the idea of riding a skateboard that feels like riding a surfboard has long been desired, no skateboard had yet achieved this. Colin Newton decided that he would make such a board and truck system. Beginning in his garage the eighteen year old designed and built the SurfSkate skateboard and truck system that has since been recognized at the 2011 Surf Expo as the most innovative new skateboard product.