WilmerHale’s Corporate and Transactional Department encompasses our Bankruptcy and Financial Restructuring, Corporate, Fund Formation, Labor and Employment, Real Estate, Tax, Technology Transactions and Licensing, and Emerging Company practices. With exceptional depth and breadth of experience across a broad range of domestic and international transactions, the department provides sophisticated legal representation to public and private companies, startup enterprises, partnerships, entrepreneurships and finance participants in a wide variety of industry sectors.

Including more than 300 seasoned corporate transactional lawyers and business counselors, the corporate practice serves public and private companies, investment banks, venture capitalists, families and individual entrepreneurs throughout the world. The team draws on the resources of many of our other transactional practices, and on lawyers with intellectual property and litigation expertise. This collaboration among practices enables WilmerHale to provide all of our clients with the highest levels of knowledge and experience across a multitude of business matters.


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Singer, Steven D.

Steven D. Singer

Chair, Transactional Department

+1 212 295 6307 (t)

Caporizzo, A. William

A. William Caporizzo

Vice Chair, Transactional Department

+1 617 526 6411 (t)

Publications & News


November 21, 2014

CFPB Calls for Changes to Mortgage Servicing with Proposed Rule

On November 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed changes to the rules governing mortgage servicing and foreclosures—Regulation X, which implements the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, and Regulation Z, the implementing regulation for the Truth in Lending Act.

November 19, 2014

WilmerHale Earns Perfect Score in Corporate Equality Index for Seventh Consecutive Year

For the seventh consecutive year, WilmerHale has earned a 100 percent rating in the annual Corporate Equality Index.

November 17, 2014

Firm Co-Sponsors Equal Justice Works Fellowship

WilmerHale joined with firm client Staples to co-sponsor an Equal Justice Works fellowship, which provides the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities across the United States.

November 17, 2014

Proposed Prepaid Rule Unlikely To Stem Growth

An article by Franca Harris Gutierrez, Bradford Hardin and Maury Riggan, published by Law360 on November 17, 2014.

November 4, 2014

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Release 2015 “Best Law Firms” List, Names WilmerHale International Arbitration “Law Firm of the Year”

The 2015 U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list includes WilmerHale being named a first-tier law firm in 24 national and 62 metro-area rankings. In addition, the firm boasts more than 20 second- and third-tier rankings in several national and metro-area rankings.

November 1, 2014

Technical and Scientific Experience

Our ability to provide superior legal representation to technology companies is greatly enhanced by the academic and industry experience of our lawyers in a wide variety of technical and scientific fields.    

October 30, 2014

Modern Curtain Walls: 4 Simple Steps to Avoiding Costly Disputes & Performance Problems

An article by Brent Gurney and Andrew Cohn, published by Commercial Property Executive on October 30, 2014.

October 22, 2014

Microbes, Mice and Minefields: Unique Issues in Developing and Leasing Life Science Facilities

An article by William O'Reilly, published by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

October 22, 2014

Regulatory Responses to Climate Change

An article by Katharine Bachman, published by the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.

October 22, 2014

New Massachusetts Law Requires Employers to Provide Domestic Violence Leave

Governor Deval Patrick recently signed into law An Act Relative to Domestic Violence (ARDV), a statute that requires covered employers to provide employees with up to 15 days of unpaid leave in the event that the employee or a close family member is a victim of domestic violent or certain other abusive behavior.


February 10, 2015

Practising Law Institute: Corporate Governance – A Master Class 2015

New York, New York

January 8, 2015

Exploring the Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9) Webcast


December 15, 2014

WilmerHale Life Sciences Webinar: Negotiating Companion Diagnostic Collaboration Agreements


December 10, 2014

HR BioTech Connect: Spotlight on the Changing OFCCP Regulations

Cambridge, Massachusetts

December 9, 2014

MIT $100K Accelerate – Seminar for Participants

Cambridge, Massachusetts

December 4-5, 2014

Annual Disclosure Documents 2014

Chicago, Illinois

December 1-2, 2014

Annual Disclosure Documents 2014


November 19, 2014

Immigration Law Workshop: a Focus on Startups

Cambridge, Massachusetts

November 12, 2014

Center on Executive Compensation Annual Meeting

Washington, DC

November 11, 2014

Angel Bootcamp

Cambridge, Massachusetts