THE FIRM This team stands out for its expertise in M&A, public offerings, financings, joint ventures and real estate transactions. It is also regarded as a top competitor with respect to private equity and technology transactions. Recent highlights include representing JMI Equity and Arlington Capital in their acquisition of Compusearch Software Systems. The firm also acted for OpenPages on its sale to IBM.
Sources say: "They give us strong support and guidance before, during and after all transactions."
KEY INDIVIDUALS The well-known Stuart Cable is outside general counsel to a number of public and private companies, with a focus on the technology, software and life sciences sectors. "He is extremely experienced and knowledgeable - he's terrific," sources agree.
Securities expert Gilbert Menna is "excellent for big-ticket matters," according to interviewees. He recently advised AvalonBay Communities on a $752 million underwritten public offering of common stock.
John Haggerty acts for companies on a range of securities and M&A matters. He represented Royalty Pharma in its $255 million acquisition of Cypress Bioscience.
Mark Burnett is rated for his technical skill, solution-oriented approach and business acumen. He recently represented The Carlyle Group and Schoolnet in Schoolnet's $230 million acquisition by Pearson. "He's an excellent M&A lawyer," peers comment.
Ettore Santucci chairs the firm's securities and corporate finance practice and the REITs practice. Work highlights include advising Boston Properties on an $850 million offering of senior notes.
Mark Bettencourt is "ultra responsive and thoughtful" and "gives really good service and advice," clients say. He regularly advises international technology companies on their activities in the USA.
John Egan is also noted for his work in the technology sector, and recently advised on the $525 million sale of Aprimo to Teradata.
M&A practice chair Joseph Johnson represented CPEX Pharmaceuticals in its $76.5 million sale to FCB I Holdings.
Mitchell Bloom is "really personable and has tons of experience," sources say. His clients include public and private life science companies.
The "highly solution-focused" William Schnoor "has that 'client comes first' dedication which I value," say interviewees. He represented Thunder Motorcycles in the $21.1 million sale of Indian Motorcycle to Polaris Industries.