Stein, Jeff

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is an experienced corporate lawyer with a diverse practice focused on the representation of technology, life science, consumer and other rapidly growing companies. He has completed transactions for companies at all stages of development, from equity and debt offerings and acquisitions involving multibillion-dollar global enterprises to work for entrepreneurial technology and life sciences startups and their investors.

Practice

Mr. Stein has represented rapidly growing public and private technology companies and their investors since 1983. He has been involved in advising boards of directors, management and investors with respect to the full life cycle of investor-backed companies, including from company formation, seed round financing, multiple layers of series preferred financing, public equity and debt offerings, acquisitions, founder redemptions and exit transactions. His clients are in industries as diverse as digital media, fintech, internet, semiconductor, medical devices, biotechnology, waste management, clean technology, agricultural cooperatives, social entrepreneurship and software, with financing transactions as small as initial seed capital rounds and as large as $4 billion and acquisitions as large as $2 billion.

Mr. Stein is a graduate of Amherst College (BA, summa cum laude in economics) and Harvard Law School.

Professional Activities

Mr. Stein has been an adjunct professor in Corporate Finance at Boston College Law School. He is a speaker at events in New York and Boston on legal matters of interest to rapidly growing companies, including Practicing Law Institute's annual program on legal issues in venture capital financings, which is broadcast to locations around the United States.

Mr. Stein is a published author on various legal topics. One of his articles, "Providing Undersecured Creditors with Postconfirmation Appreciation in the Value of the Collateral," appeared in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal. He also wrote a chapter in a book published by Butterworth Legal Publishers regarding the securities law issues involved in asset-backed securitization transactions.

Extracurricular

Mr. Stein enjoys his time with his wife and three children. He also competes in marathons and triathlons, having recently been named a USA Triathlon All-American. He has participated in the 140.6 mile Hawaii Ironman competition in Kona, Hawaii and is a member of Team USA.

Recognition

  • Recommended in the 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States for his work in his M&A/Corporate and Commercial: Venture Capital and Emerging Companies practice
  • Named to the 2018 Boston Founders' Short List as a resource for corporate law based on input from local startups
  • Recognized in the 2004, 2005 and 2007–2015 editions of Boston Magazine as a "New England Super Lawyer" (formerly "Massachusetts Super Lawyer")

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Credentials

  • Education

    • JD, Harvard Law School, 1983

      cum laude
    • BA, Economics, Amherst College, 1980

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • Massachusetts

    • New York

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