Bill Contente

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AKA: “Bill”

Educational Training

  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1984
    Cum Laude
  • Boston University, B.A., 1977
    Cum Laude


  • The Exit Planning Exchange

  • Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation
    Board of Directors
  • Launchpad Venture Group
    Chairman of the Board
  • Lena Park Community Development Corporation
    Chairman Emeritus
  • National Futures Association
    Arbitrator for disputes arising out of commodities futures trading
    Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association - High Technology Practice Group
    Former Co-Chair


  • Massachusetts


  • English

Social Circles

  • P: 617.350.6800   F: 617.350.6878  
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Bill Contente knows the route to success.   As a corporate lawyer and senior partner at Gesmer Updegrove, Bill has provided clients with quality legal advice, practical business guidance and value-added services that drive revenue and increase profitability for 25 years. For hundreds of companies, Bill has negotiated, drafted and closed venture capital financings, angel financings and successful exits, introduced clients to financing sources and “C” level team members, and engaged in strategic discussions to keep clients focused on success. The vast majority of Bill’s clients are emerging companies, from raw start-ups to companies with $50,000,000 in revenues.  With an extensive network, Bill is constantly opening doors and making connections that add to his clients’ capabilities and successes.

Bill’s style?

  • He’s pragmatic.  Clients look to Bill to come up with practical, cost-effective solutions to legal and business problems, and he delivers.
  • He’s driven by results.  By combining keen legal analysis and an appreciation of the business problems to be solved, Bill drives to help his clients fulfill their goals.
  • He’s a proven leader and an effective team player.
  • He’s passionate about working with entrepreneurs who are creating the future. 

Bill serves as Chairman of the Board of Launchpad Venture Group, an angel investment group, and as a board member of the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation.  He is Chairman Emeritus of the Lena Park Community Development Corporation and former Managing Partner of Gesmer Updegrove.

When work and family life permit, Bill is a swimmer and photographer. He’s also a guitar player, but limits his musical aspirations to “playing in a bar band that doesn’t suck.”

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