Leonard A. Pierce

Retired Partner

Leonard Pierce’s investment management and securities practice focuses on representing institutional and entrepreneurial investment managers and private and registered investment funds and their boards and independent trustees in all aspects of their businesses. In addition to regularly advising investment managers and fund boards on securities, regulatory, compliance and fiduciary matters, Mr. Pierce has particular experience with structuring new managers, and counseling new and established managers on strategic relationships, management transitions and succession planning, reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, and lift outs of investment management businesses.

Professional Activities

Mr. Pierce serves as the Chair of the Investment Committee of the Massachusetts Service Alliance, a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ commission on community service, after previously being appointed by two governors of the Commonwealth to serve as a commissioner of the MSA.

Mr. Pierce is also a trustee and executive committee member of The Pike School, an independent pre-K through 9 school in Andover, Massachusetts, and a former member of the Board of Directors and Vice President – Legal of the Boston Minuteman Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

He is a member of the Massachusetts and Boston Bar Associations, and a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Subcommittee on Investment Companies and Investment Advisers.


  • Named a "Massachusetts Super Lawyers Rising Star" in securities and venture finance in the May, 2005 edition of Boston Magazine

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  • Education

    • JD, George Washington University Law School, 1991

      with honors and member of the Law Review George Washington Law Review
    • BS, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1988

      with high honors
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts